A few years ago, I started doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge as a way to start reading outside my comfort zone, as well as doing the GoodReads reading challenge.
While the PopSugar challenge has fallen by the wayside the last couple of years, I have kept up with the GoodReads challenge, probably because I include any picture books I read. Many of the picture books didn’t fit in the categories for the PopSugar challenge.
A few days ago, I heard about the Writers Write Book Reading Challenge. This is 24 books that cover a variety of topics. The topics look interesting, so I’m going to give it a go.
Here are the topics, and I’ll add the books I read for each topic during the year:
- A book where the main character is from a completely different culture to yours.
- A book recommended by a librarian.
- A bestseller from a genre you’ve never read.
- A book that was published in 1999.
- A book that was published more than 100 years ago.
- Your favourite childhood book.
- A book with a character’s name as a title.
- A book recommended by your mother/sister/daughter.
- A book recommended by your father/brother/son.
- A book with a protagonist who shares your first name.
- A book that was adapted into a television series – The Isle of the Lost (Descendants #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
- A novel with a month or day of the week in the title.
- A book about books.
- A memoir recommended by somebody whose opinion you respect.
- A book set in summer (to be read in summer).
- A book set in winter (to be read in winter).
- A book with a colour in the title.
- A book with a non-human protagonist.
- A book with a teacher as the protagonist.
- A book set in two time periods.
- A book that is being adapted for film.
- A book set around a holiday.
- A book that won a literary prize last year.
- A novel that is based on a true story.
- A book that has been translated from another language.
- A graphic novel.
These topics are from the Writers Write website if you want to join in.
Are you doing a reading challenge this year?