Bookish 2018 Reading Challenge

Challenge: challenge yourself to read harder. (Source)  The original had an additional challenge, “a book won in a BookishFirst raffle”, but I’m not going to jump through their marketing hoops in hopes of winning a book so I can complete a challenge.

  1. A book whose title uses alliteration – Bewitched Bothered and Biscotti
  2. A book written by a trans author
  3. A book you regret not reading last year
  4. A book with the moon or stars on the cover – From a Certain Point of View
  5. The first book in a series – Strange Practice
  6. A novel told in verse
  7. A book published the year you were born
  8. A book featuring a character with a disability
  9. A book you picked up based on the title – Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)
  10. A book recommended by a librarian
  11. A book told through letters – The War Bride’s Scrapbook
  12. A book from an independent publisher – Pan American Exposition 1901 (Revisited): Redwork Embroidery Patterns
  13. A book with an LGBTQ romance – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  14. A book with a five-word title – Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories
  15. A book that has been translated
  16. An #ownvoices book
  17. A book whose cover features nature – A Knight in Shining Armor
  18. A book written by an immigrant – A Long Way Home
  19. A book you’ve lied about reading
  20. A book that has fewer than 200 pages – Fortunately, the Milk
  21. A book whose title begins with K, Q, J, X, or Z – Just One Damned Thing After Another
  22. A book given to you by a friend
  23. A book you bought for the cover
  24. A book written by an author who wrote one of your favorite 2017 books
  25. A graphic memoir
  26. A book that addresses mental illness – Wishful Drinking
  27. An audiobook – Scrappy Little Nobody
  28. A book with a one-word title
  29. A book by an author from your state – Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World
  30. A book whose cover is your favorite color (orange)
  31. A collection of short stories from a genre you are unfamiliar with – Bad Behavior
  32. An author’s debut book – Rules of Civility
  33. A book with a pun in the title
  34. A book with a biracial main character
  35. A book by an author who uses a pen name – Into the Drowning Deep
  36. A book with an LGBTQ character on the cover
  37. A book inspired by Asian mythology or folklore
  38. A book with a number in the title – Six of Crows
  39. A book by a South American author
  40. A book whose cover uses three or fewer colors – We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  41. A book that explores the concept of beauty
  42. A book about intersectional feminism
  43. A book that has more than 500 pages
  44. A book with an animal on the cover – What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  45. A book with a character’s name in the title – Whitney My Love
  46. A book set in a country you’ve never been to – The Mummy Case
  47. A novel inspired by true events – My Lady Jane
  48. A book written by a Native American author
  49. A book with a character of color on the cover
  50. A book that has been banned in your state
  51. A book whose title includes an ampersand