Thursday, November 14, 2019

2020 Reading Challenge: 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Will be joining Liz @ Mommy Mannagren for her third round of 52 Books in 52 Weeks. Hers is a low-key challenge, so there is no pressure to fulfill all 52 categories. I'm setting a personal goal of 20--I may read more that fit the categories, but at 20 I can claim my challenge goal fulfilled.

Some thoughts that I have percolating on choices for some of the categories:

By an indigenous author: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila (native Hawaiian) 
Character who is a senior: A Miss Marple book by Agatha Christie or a Miss Silver book by Patricia Wentworth
An author local to you: Buddha's Orphans by Samrat Upadhyay (professor at the university where I work)
A bestseller: will use the NY Times bestseller list  
Stephen King novel: Elevation 
An author whose last name starts with the same initial as yours: something by Brett Halliday
Written by a blogger or journalist: This Is Your War by Ernie Pyle 
Literary Fiction: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
An award-winning novel: Neuromancer by William Gibson (Hugo Award 1985)
A book with recipes inside: If Onions Could Spring Leeks by Paige Shelton 
A book featuring royalty: Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
An author's debut novel: The Nocturne by Audrey Peterson
A book used in a celebrity book club: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Reese Witherspoon Book Club)
A book on the Mensa reading list for grades 9-12: Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Reuse a prompt from a past year: Book by Agatha Christie (from 2018)
A book that cost you less than $5: Any that I've gotten from a past community book fair 
About a World leader: Elizabeth & Essex by Lytton Strachey (Elizabeth I)
An author you previously disliked: The Dog It Was That Died by H.R.F. Keating
A genre you don't normally care for: any Chandler or Hammett (hardboiled) on my TBR stacks

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