2019 Reading Challenge Progress

2019 Reading Challenge Progress

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Beat the Backlist Challenge

Commitment level: 12 books.

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. Kindred, Octavia Butler
  2. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  3. Most Likely to Succeed, Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith
  4. White Fragility, Robin D’Angelo

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Historical Fiction Challenge

Commitment level: 5 books (Victorian Reader). I may increase my commitment level if it looks like other commitment levels are in reach.

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters (1940s Warwickshire, England; re-read)
  2. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (1700s-2000s America and Ghana/Gold Coast; re-read)
  3. Kindred, Octavia Butler (1800s Maryland)
  4. Washington Black, Esi Edugyan (1830s Barbados to mid-1800s Britain, Morocco, America, Canada, North Pole, etc.)
  5. The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs, Katherine Howe (1600s England to 2000s Cambridge and Marblehead, MA)
  6. Beloved, Toni Morrison (1800s Cincinnati, Ohio)
  7. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead (1960s Marianna (renamed Eleanor), Florida)
  8. Song of Solomon, (1930s-1960s Detroit, Michigan and Virginia)

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Monthly Motif Challenge

Commitment level: 12 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. January: New to You Author: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  2. February: Cover Love: Black Girl Magic, ed. by Mahogany L. Browne, Idrissa Simmonds, and Jamila Wood
  3. March: Royalty, Kingdoms, Empires, Governments
  4. April: Crack the Case: The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
  5. May: One Sitting Reads
  6. June: Diversify Your Reading: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
  7. July: Through The Years: 1919: Poems by Eve L. Ewing
  8. August: Mode of Transportation: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  9. September: Animal, Number, Color, Name: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe
  10. October: Tricks and Trades: Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 1 by Saladin Ahmed
  11. November: Seasons, Elements, and Weather
  12. December: Last Chance: Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

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Reading Women Reading Challenge

Commitment level: Fluid. Let’s see what happens.

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters (#20, Historical fiction book)
  2. Kindred, Octavia Butler (#1 Mystery/thriller by a WOC)
  3. The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs, Katherine Howe (#6 Multi-gen family saga)
  4. 1919: Poems, Eve L. Ewing (#21 Book bought/borrowed in 2019)

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2019 Where Am I Reading?

Settings and locations for all the books I read in 2019.