I first heard about this reading challenge from one of my lovely followers (thanks Mik!).
She in turn was inspired by Hannah Braime.
The challenge is all about reading books I might overlook or wouldn’t usually consider.
And it’s working for me already! I must have spent about 8 hours searching for books, looking through what I found and finally settling on my chosen challenges, and I’m really excited about reading them.
Ok, I cheated a bit – some were already on my TBR.
But before you judge me, my TBR is already too long to read, with some books sitting there for over a year already. And some of the others are going to be really hard going: one on my list I’ve failed at before, another is going to be incredibly dry for all of its 300 pages, one I’ve already read in Beta review stage, and a whole bunch of them are going to be in archaic language.
But at least half of them I would never have read but for this challenge.
So I think I deserve to cheat a little bit!
Anyway, here they are, in the order Hannah Braime listed the categories. Wish me luck!
A book I read in school
A book from my childhood
A book published over 100 years ago
A book published in the last year
A non-fiction book
A book written by a male author
A book written by a female author
A book written by someone who isn’t an author
A book that became a film
A book published in the 20th century
A book set in my hometown/region
A book with someone’s name in the title
A book with a number in the title
A book with a character with my first name
A book someone else recommended to me
A book with over 500 pages
A book I can finish in a day
A previously banned book
A book with a one-word title
A book translated from another language
A book that will improve a specific area of my life
A memoir or journal
A book written by someone younger than me
A book set somewhere I’ll be visiting this year
An award-winning book
A self-published book