So, in my last post, I pledged that I was going to push myself to finish the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder challenge. Like the big nerd I am, I sat down with the checklist and went through each category to see where I still needed to fill in the blanks. (I had to give myself some leeway on this. My original plan was to do all books by or about POC for the challenge, but since I’m in a time crunch, I have to admit that some of the books I read do not fit that bill but do fit the challenge. Maybe next year on that.)
Anyway, I have seven (okay, eight–one is “read a book aloud to someone” and that requires my daughter’s cooperation) slots left to fill, so here are the books I’m planning to read to fill them.
1. Read a horror book: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
2. Read a nonfiction book about science: Dignifying Science: Stories about Women Scientists by Jim Ottaviani
3. Read a collection of essays: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (via audiobook)
4. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender: I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
5. Read a book that is set in the Middle East: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
6. Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew
7. Read a book about politics in your country or another: The Arrival by Shaun Tan
I think you will notice what all of these books (save the Flynn and Ajayi) have in common. Ahem. Like I said in that other post, I have a little over two weeks to get this done, and I refuse to let this challenge beat me. I REFUSE.