Last year I decided to partake in a Reading Challenge to broaden my selections based on genre and general prompts. I noticed from my own experience and in speaking to others that were doing the challenge with me, that author and culture diversity was something that wasn’t addressed and oftentimes inadvertently missing from our selections.
After searching and failing to find a new challenge to include a more diverse range of cultures and topics I decided that for 2020 I would create my own list. I’m excited to explore these prompts in the upcoming year and hope that you will find this list more comprehensive for expanding your own horizons.
To help get started here are some suggestions based on some of my past or incoming reviews, book club selections or To-Be-Read pile!
January: Circe by Madeline Miller
February: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
March: The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
April: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
May: The Mortifications by Derek Palacio
June: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
July: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
August: Human Acts by Han Kang
September: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
October: Know My Name by Chanel Miller
November: The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature by Viv Groskop
December: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
By the first weekend of the following month I will give my impressions based on my challenge selection, but not a full book review.
Please feel free to join me, writing in the comments each book what you read and any thoughts or opinions — or comment about my choice!