I always begin the year with great intentions of completing a million reading challenges, and inevitably my enthusiasm tapers off after the first few months. (I love how Robyn manages to make one book count for many categories. I might have to steal that trick later in the year.) This time I’ve decided to attempt the Read Harder Challenge 2015 because it looks fun and might make me read a bit wider, which is one of my more attainable New Year resolutions (she says optimistically).
So far I seem to be doing pretty well just from reading books I wanted to read anyway, but looking ahead I can see some difficulties. Can anyone recommend an entertaining self-help book? Or a published author under the age of 25?
Here’s what I’ve managed to tick off:
- A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) – Monstrous Affections by Kelly Link
- A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ – The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
- A book by a person whose gender is different from your own – The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
- A YA novel – The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black
- A sci-fi novel – Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
- A book that someone else has recommended to you – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Schaffer
- A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind – Saga vol. 4, Brian K. Vaughan
- A book published this year – The Just City, Jo Walton
Is anyone else doing a reading challenge?