It’s been a few months! I just wanted to do a quick check-in, since I’ve been making some (admittedly slow) progress but not always with the titles I’d planned to read.
Finished tasks have been crossed out, and the titles that were actually read are bolded and in italics. Over the next few weeks, I’ll post thoughts on some of the books I’ve finished so far.
- Read a book about sports.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
- Read a debut novel
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Read a book about books.
The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt
When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis
Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Read an all-ages comic.
Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
Does Giant Days from Boom Studios count?
Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Read a travel memoir.
Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler
Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
Desaparesidos by Lualhati Bautista
Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
12. Read a fantasy novel.
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin
- Read a nonfiction book about technology.
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzsold
- Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
George by Alex Gino
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North
She-Hulk, Volume 1: Law and Disorder by Charles Soule
Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki, Joëlle Jones, and Sandu Florea
- Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Read a book published by a micropress.
Islamic Far East: Ethnogenesis of Philippine Islam by Isaac Donoso
Read a collection of stories by a woman.
The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector
Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
Li Po and Tu Fu: Poems