At the beginning of the year I wrote a post talking about all of the reading challenges that I will be participating in in 2019. I thought it might be fun to update you every month to let you know how it is or is not going!
I set my goal to fifty-two books, as I do every year, and I read fourteen books this month!
I am surprised by how many books I have read for this challenge already! There are twenty four prompts and I read books that fit five of them this month. I am going to use this opportunity to not only tell you the books I read for each of the five prompts, but also share a few recommendations (if I have any) for them with you!
A Humour Book
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Calypso by David Sedaris
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
A Book by a Journalist or about Journalism
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
A Translated Book Written by and/or Translated by a Woman
Disoriental by Negar Djavadi
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaki Murata
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
A Book of Nonviolent True Crime
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (also fits for the journalist prompt)
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
A Collection of Poetry Published Since 2014
Love Her Wild by Atticus
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Of the fourteen books I read this month twelve were backlist.
2017 or earlier: 7/14
Backlist Total: 12/14