Reading Lists

I love book lists, and summer reading was always one of my favorite things about summer.  In fact, this summer I was talking to a librarian and I suggested that there be a summer reading program for adults.  She was on board, but I’m not sure it’s actually in the works.  Today, I was reviewing the National Book Award short list, and ordering books from the list that I haven’t read. I have been dying for Fates and Furies, but our library doesn’t even have in the catalog yet?!?!  I ordered it from another library system for which I just got a card.  I also ordered Between The World and Me, which seemed to appear in the catalog just today.

Then I remembered I had started a reading challenge several months ago – the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2015.  I think at the time, I assumed I would naturally read something from every category, but as we close in on the end of the year, I think I am going to have to make a special effort to complete this.  I’m open to suggestions on my blank catagories!

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 ——————

A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 ——————- (I ordered The Year of Magical Thinking for this one)

A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) — Redeployment

A book published by an indie press ————

A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ – Paying Guests

A book by a person whose gender is different from your own – The Buried Giant

A book that takes place in Asia –  A Palace of Treason

A book by an author from Africa –  Americanuh

A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture 

A microhistory 

A YA novel –  Maze Runner

A sci-fi novel –  The Bone Clocks

A romance novel 

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade –  Brown Girl Dreaming

A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.) – Cinder

An audiobook  – Yes Please

A collection of poetry  – A Thousand Mornings

A book that someone else has recommended to you –  All The Light You Cannot See

A book that was originally published in another language 

A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind  –  Roller Girl

A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure  

A book published before 1850 

A book published this year –  The Girl on the Train

A self-improvement book –   Better Than Before


One thought on “Reading Lists

  1. Suzanne

    Under 25…. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

    Romance…. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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