2020 Reading Challenges

2020 Reading Challenge Progress

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Social Justice ChallengeSocial Justice Nonfiction Challenge

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

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, David Treuer (Indian history, policy, and culture)
  2. Brick by Brick, Charles R. Smith, Jr. (the role of enslaved people in building the White House; children’s book)
  3. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe (The Troubles, Northern Ireland, the I.R.A.)
  4. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi (racism in America)

Sign up for the challenge here.

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2020 Historical Fiction Reading ChallengeHistorical 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. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (mid-1700s Ghana and United States to present)
  2. Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi (early 2000s Baghdad, Iraqi during war with U. S.)
  3. Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (1970s Southern California, Laurel Canyon music scene)
  4. Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly (partly set during the French Revolution in Paris)
  5. The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid (partly set in Hollywood’s studio era)

Sign up for the challenge here.

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Monthly Motif Challenge

Commitment level: 12 books

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. January: “Winter Wonderland”
  2. February: “Seeing Red”
  3. March: “Sub-Genre Sound Off”: These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson, Martha Ackmann (subgenre: Literary Biography)
  4. April: “Classics or Currents”: Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (published 1925)
  5. May: “Author Introduction”: Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (a new to me author)
  6. June: “Name or Number”: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid (name AND a number in the title)
  7. July: “Around or Out of This World”: The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline (set in Canada)
  8. August: “Creature Feature”: The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones (features an elk on the cover)
  9. September: “When Text Just isn’t Enough”
  10. October: “Thrills and Chills”
  11. November: “Dynamic Duos”
  12. December: “Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice”

Sign up for the challenge here.

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Reading Women ChallengeReading Women Reading Challenge

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

Books I’m counting toward the challenge:

  1. The Proudest Blue, Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali (picture book by a BIPOC author)
  2. My Papi Has a Motorcycle, Isabel Quintero (by a favorite or new-to-you publisher—Kokila)
  3. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, Traci Sorrel (under 100 pages)
  4. The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, Supriya Kelkar (a feel-good/happy book)
  5. These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson, Martha Ackmann (a biography; note: is also nonfiction by a woman historian, about a woman artist, a book about a woman who inspires me, and a book by an LGBTQ+ author)
  6.  Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid (to a large degree, about a woman artist)
  7. Consider the Fork, Bee Wilson (a book about food)

Sign up for the challenge here.

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2020 Where Am I Reading?

Settings and locations for all the books I read in 2020.