I may have quite a few problems in these strange times but keeping up with my Reading Challenges isn’t one of them. My library may be closed but I’m making up for it by buying from my local independent (which is still doing a delivery service) as much as possible.
This has been rather neglected again. Still, I’ve got two leftover library books and it shouldn’t be much of a problem to get them from my local independent.
- On Shelf Longer Than A Year: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- POC Author: Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
I tried to read Black Leopard, Red Wolf for the POC author challenge but I couldn’t get beyond the first hour of the audiobook. Good thing I DNFed because Deathless Divide was a fantastic substitute.
2019 Golden Trio Reading Challenge
- Ginny – Read a poetry book: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
- Dumbledore’s Army – Read a book about social justice or a current issue: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Professor McGonagall – Read a book with a strong female lead: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
- Godric – Read a book that represents Gryffindor values: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Rowena – Read a book that represents Ravenclaw values: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
- Salazar – Read a book that represents Slytherin values: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- He Who Must Not Be Named – Read a book with a character that shares a name with a character from Harry Potter: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
- Gryffindor – Read a book recommended by a Gryffindor: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- House cup – Read a book that has won an award: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- Hogwarts Library – Read a book you checked out from the library or borrowed from a friend: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
- Defence Against The Dark Arts – Read a book about Good vs Evil: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Transfiguration – Read a book about a huge change: The Fury by L. J. Smith
- Apparition – Read a book set somewhere you want to travel: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
- Beauxbatons – Read a book by a French author: The Missing of Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos
- Hogwarts: A History – Read a book that intimidates you: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
I’m past the halfway mark already. I’ve managed to plan out all but a few of my reading challenge books in advance so I’m confident that I’ll be able to complete this challenge by the end of the year. I’ve tried to pick most of them from my existing TBR from Goodreads too. Got to bring that pile of shame down somehow!
- March – Sub-Genre Sound Off: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
- April – Classics or Currents: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
I had to change my March one again due to cost and pandemic constraints. Still, as I said before, I don’t lack for vampire books to fulfil the brief.
- March – Emmuska Orczy – The Scarlet Pimpernell
- April – Dinah Maria Mulock Crack – Olive
Another two books from authors I’ve never encountered before. It was a bit of mixed experience. The Scarlet Pimpernell was okay and I didn’t much care for Olive. I’m hoping the next two months will be better.
Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
4 books ahead of schedule and a third of the way to the finish. It’s going great!
I’ve managed to keep on track with everything but Turtle Recall. Still, there are worse things to leave until the last minute than Discworld novels. I’ve very pleased with myself so far.
Have you taken on any reading challenges? How are they going for you so far? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope to see you again very soon.