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 – Peter Darling
  3. A book you regret not reading last year (Planned: The Underground Railroad)
  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 (Planned: Brown Girl Dreaming)
  7. A book published the year you were born (Planned: Tales of the City)
  8. A book featuring a character with a disability (Planned: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue)
  9. A book you picked up based on the title – Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)
  10. A book recommended by a librarian (Planned: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir)
  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 (Planned: The Neverending Story or The Vegetarian
  16. An #ownvoices book (Planned: Amuse Bouche)
  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 (Planned: Animal Farm; I don’t know that I’ve lied about reading anything other than software TOS, but I hate reading this in school and probably skimmed it a fair bit instead of reading it properly)
  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 (Planned: Beatrix Potter’s Giant Treasury, gifted to me by Marc B., 4/14/1984)
  23. A book you bought for the cover
  24. A book written by an author who wrote one of your favorite 2017 books (Planned: Black Panther: Long Live the King)
  25. A graphic memoir (Planned: Are You My Mother?)
  26. A book that addresses mental illness – Wishful Drinking
  27. An audiobook – Scrappy Little Nobody
  28. A book with a one-word title – Macbeth
  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) (Planned: Of Bees and Mist)
  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 – A Scot in the Dark
  34. A book with a biracial main character (Planned: Six-Gun Snow White)
  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 – The Prince and the Dressmaker
  37. A book inspired by Asian mythology or folklore – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Southeast Asian, Ganesh)
  38. A book with a number in the title – Six of Crows
  39. A book by a South American author (Planned: Fever Dream)
  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 (Planned: The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love)
  42. A book about intersectional feminism (Planned: We Should All Be Feminists)
  43. A book that has more than 500 pages – The Republic of Thieves
  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 (Planned: Heart Berries: A Memoir)
  49. A book with a character of color on the cover (Planned: An Extraordinary Union)
  50. A book that has been banned in your state (Planned: The Supernaturalist, temporarily banned in Lackawanna, NY  per the ALA Banned Books map)
  51. A book whose title includes an ampersand (Planned: Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel)