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)
8 - title with 5 or more words:
25 - recommended by a family member:
a quiet story about a quiet man who finds himself in the midst of a mystery when he falls for a beautiful, mysterious woman
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