2020 Booklist queen reading challenge
First and foremost, I look at challenges as a gateway to new reading paths, a way to nudge me in a new direction with my reading. It's not a competition and if I don't finish, I don't care; but, I'm going to give it a shot! Are you inspired to join me?
Rachael at The Booklist Queen has just rebranded her blog and is focusing on providing reading list ideas galore. Her reading challenge list is LONG (52 categories for a book a week) and full of ideas.....not sure how many I'll get through, but I'll track it here. As she reminds us, her goal is to inspire people to read more, just one more book - but whether you read 12 books or all 52, the goal is to enjoy reading.
Here's where I'll track my efforts to complete the challenge in 2020. I'll be double dipping some of the books that will also fit categories in other challenges. I started by taking the lists and perusing my own bookshelves to see what I already own that will fit the challenge. Then, as I search the forums for ideas, I watch for books I know are already on my TBR list. Finally, I fill in with books totally new-to-me. Completed books will be in bold with a cover image and links to the reviews. (AOC, author of color)
32 - next book in a series:
Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
sci fi about a young woman who leaves Earth to go to college and ends up finding her strength and facing her fears
39 - book I haven't read by an author I love:
a 60+ year old ex-spy comes out of retirement and gets involved with Russian espionage, his family is threatened, there's a surprising friendship and a wonderful legal tussle
40 - book with a color in the title:
Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard
this YA fantasy is a fairly standard plot of a rebellion of the underprivileged against the upper class who also happen to have special 'super' powers. When one young girl discovers she also has powers, she takes an active role in the underground rebellion.
46 - by two authors:
a suspenseful, dysfunctional story of a social climbing young woman trying to usurp the position of the wife of a wealthy man
49 - a 2020 new release:
a multiverse story where an outlier female who travels between worlds gathering information and she discovers secrets from her life on one of the other worlds