I stumbled on the challenge via HabitRPG, where someone set up a challenge in the Legendary Book Club of Habitica guild (that I run and is currently reading Blackout, by Connie Willis). It's made it super easy to keep track of the challenge and I get rewarded for it. I only have a few left to tick off at this point... More info on the challenge and my status after the jump.
So, the challenge totals 52 books, or a book a week. (It only has 49 boxes, but one of them is to read a trilogy.)
Some of them, at least for me, are pretty easy. But the idea is that a few of them shouldn't be, at least for someone. By following the challenge, you can (try at least) to diversify your reading a bit. Frex, I probably never would have read Gone With the Wind if it weren't for the challenge. I'd have put it off another year, much to my mother's chagrin.
The ones I have left are:
- A trilogy
I've read Perdido Street Station, as I'm reading the Bas-Lag novels, but still need to read The Scar, and Iron Council. The story Jack in Looking for Jake is also set in that world.
- A book that takes place in my hometown
If anyone finds any decent books set in Austin, Texas, do please let me know..
- A book that made me cry
This one will be difficult...
- A book with a color in the title
I think Blackout is going to count as this.
- A book set in high school
I'm thinking of reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower because I've never read it, but if anyone has any better suggestions, please let me know.
- A book based on a true story
I guess I'll read some true crime or something? idk. Suggestions welcome!
- A book from an author I love but I haven't read yet
Should be pretty easy...
- A book of short stories
Also should be easy. I was going to do Looking for Jake for this, but as the ball pit story actually freaked me out so much, I did it as a book that scared me.
- A book published in 2015
I'll probably do this one last.
- A book published the year I was bornI'm planning to look up books published in 1988 tomorrow, but if anyone has suggestions...
- A book I was supposed to read for school but didn't
I never finished The Iliad for my freshman high school summer reading. I understand why now.
- A memoir
Should be easy, just have been undecided
- A book written by someone under 30
No idea what I'm going to pick for this one.
Blackout, by Connie Willis
The Iliad, by Homer
Among Others, by Jo Walton
Soulless, by Gail Carriger
Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson
In physical proximity:
The Scar, by China Miéville
Not enough books. :(