I like to read, but I read far too little in 2017. Woefully. Pitifully little. Embarrassingly little. In 2017 I had a reading challenge that I tried to complete, but it didn’t go well.
Well, this year I’m back with a new and improved list that eschews silly things like page count and instead is designed to get me to read things I might not otherwise read. I tend to fall into genre holes for months (or, hell, years) at a time, so hopefully that won’t be the case in 2018.
See the categories below. As I finish books I’ll plug them into the appropriate slots, and I’ll also add a brief review at the bottom of the list. I’m not going to count books I read for a second (or third, or forth, etc) time because of school.
Have you read anything good recently? Want to make a suggestion for my “something recommended by a friend” or “read something you know nothing about” categories? Let me know in the comments.
Read a book that supports a stance you disagree with
Read a book with pictures in it (but isn’t a comic book)
Read a book that contains a famous quotation
Read a book that’s been on your to-read-list for more than a year
Read a book originally published in a language you do not know
Read a book written by a controversial or “bad” person
Read a book that was written over 1000 years ago
Read a book recommended by a friend
Read a book from the Horror genre
Read a from the Romance genre
Read a book in the Science Fiction genre
Read a book in the biography, autobiography, or memoir genre
Read a book in the political or religious genre
Read a book in the thriller or suspense genre
- Origin by Dan Brown
Read a book in the history genre
Read a collection of poetry
Read a collection of short stories
Read a graphic novel
Read a book written by a woman (For some reason I didn’t last year)
Read a nonfiction book
Read a book that sheds light on a current even you don’t know enough about