2019 Reading Challenges

Each year I like to track my books in different ways. In past years, I’ve participated in Read Harder Challenge from Book Riot, or Popsugar’s reading challenge. In 2019, I tracked my books the way I have for the last several years, by tracking authors’ gender, race, and LGBT themes in books. I also challenged myself to read one or more books from authors I have loved in the past, or want to get acquainted with.

Authors I wanted to read more of:

10/28 in 2019

Margaret Atwood
Paul Beatty
x Chimamanda Ngozi
Dave Eggers
Haruki Murakami
Janet Mock
James Baldwin
x Octavia Butler
Louise Erdrich
x Roxane Gay
Lauren Groff
x Ursula K LeGuinn
Toni Morrisson
x Nnedi Okorafor
Ann Patchett
Anne Tyler
Arundhati Roy
Nina LeCour
x Jesmyn Ward
x Michelle Obama
Barack Obama
Zora Neale Hurston
x Jacqueline Woodson
Audre Lorde
Alice Walker
Leigh Bardugo
x Benjamin Saenz (I’m taking him off the list; the book I read was terrible)
x Kiese Laymon

Female identifying authors: 60 (66%)
Male authors: 30 (33%)
Books from people of color: 36 (40%)
WPOC: 26 (29%)
MPOC: 10 (11%)
Indigenous: 4 (4%)
Latinx: 4 (4%)
LGBTQIA+: 8 (9%)
Nonfiction: 16 (18%)

A->Z Challenge (22/26)
Anything But Typical
Dream Theives (the)
Empire of Storms
Five Feet Apart
Gideon the Ninth
Here and Now and Then
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Just Listen
Living on the Borderlines
Motherhood so White
Notes on a Nervous Planet
On the Come Up
Parable of the Talents
Queering the Countryside
Small Country
Tower of Dawn
Unsettlers (the)
You’d Be Mine

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