READING CHALLENGES 2020

Here is a compilation of all my current reading challenges:

Beat the Backlist

Host: NovelKnight

Progress: (7/12)

  1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  2. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  4. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
  5. The Little Country by Charles de Lint
  6. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  7. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  8. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  9. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson
  10. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  11. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  12. The Outsider by Stephen King

Reading Classic Books Challenge

Host: The Broken Spine

Progress: (6/12)

  1. Classic over 500 pages
  2. Classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character
  3. Classic that takes place in a country other than where you live: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. Classic in translation: The Stranger by Albert Camus
  5. Classic by a new to you author: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  6. Book of poetry: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. Classic written between 1800-1860
  8. Classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character
  9. Classic written by a woman: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  10. Classic novella
  11. Classic nonfiction
  12. Classic that has been banned or censored: Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

Back to the Classics Challenge 2020

Host: Books and Chocolate

Progress: (7/12)

  1. 19th Century classic
  2. 20th Century classic: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  3. Classic by a woman author: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  4. Classic in translation: The Stranger by Albert Camus
  5. Classic by a person of color
  6. A genre classic
  7. Classic with a person’s name in the title: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  8. Classic with a place in the title: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  9. Classic with nature in the title
  10. Classic about a family: Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  11. Abandoned classic
  12. Classic adaptation: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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Jane Austen Challenge

Host: Me (Carryover from 2019)

Goal: Read all six of Jane Austen’s novels plus six other “Austen-related” books

Progress: (4/12)

  1. Sense and Sensibility
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. Mansfield Park
  4. Letters from Pemberley by Jane Dawkins

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Read My Own Damned Books

Goal: Only purchase 12 books for the entire year

Progress: (0/12)