Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reading Challenge Check In: October 1



Thanks to some assigned readings, school breaks, and audiobooks, I have the time to (try to) complete a few reading challenges for the first time since I was a kid.

One of the year-long challenges I'm doing is Popsugar's 2015 Reading Challenge. Here's the list and below is what I've made it through so far. 


A book with more than 500 pages: Amiri Baraka's The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader (in progress)

A book that became a movie: Terry McMillian's Disappearing Acts

A funny book: Nora Ephron's I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

A book by a female author: Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

A mystery or a thriller: Stephen L. Carter's The Emperor Of Ocean Park

A book with a one-word title: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead

A nonfiction book: Dick Cavett's Brief Encounters

A book a friend recommended: Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

A book based on a true story: Tayari Jones' Leaving Atlanta

A book more than 100 years old: Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

A book by an author you've never read before: Jessmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones

A book that was originally written in a different language: Stéphane Mallarmé's A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance

A play: August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

A book you started but never finished: Debbie Macomber's Love Letters (finished!)



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