2015:

It is February, but challenges aren’t just for new years, months, weeks or days… So I’m doing this reading challenge, along with a couple of friends (who will turn it into a competition, because it’s always a competition – any suggestions for prizes are welcome!). I’m going to read a different book for each one, which means I need to get a wriggle on as I’ve only finished two books so far this year…  I’ll update each time I’ve ticked one off.

Wish me luck, join in, tell me what you think of any or all of the books I talk about, or anything else you’d like to tell me, in the comments!

2016:

New year, new reading challenge! This year I’m doing Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge:

  • read a horror book
  • read a nonfiction book about science
  • read a collection of essays: Sightlines (16/6/16)
  • read a book out loud to someone else: Mr Chicken Lands On London (21/9/16)
  • read a middle grade novel: A Monster Calls, 23/10/16
  • read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography)
  • read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
  • read a book originally published in the decade you were born: Calendar Girl (29/5/16)
  • listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie award
  • read a book over 500 pages long
  • read a book under 100 pages
  • read a book by or about someone who identifies as transgender
  • read a book that is set in the Middle East: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (19/9/16)
  • read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
  • read a book of historical fiction that is set before 1900
  • read the first book in a series by a person of colour
  • read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Star Wars: Shattered Empire (16/1/16)
  • read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better: Love, Nina (29/12/16)
  • read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist issues: Shrill (4/7/16)
  • read a book about politics, in your country or another
  • read a food memoir: Garlic, Mint & Sweet Basil (7/11/16)
  • read a play
  • read a book with a main character that has a mental illness: The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting (12/3/16), The Rest Of Us Just Live Here (21/3/16), All The Bright Places (13/5/16)