This month continues with a full list, since I’m still in the thick of my classwork. I am so proud of myself for staying on top of reading all these books every week, and I hope to continue with that same fire and determination throughout this month, as well!
My Reading Goals:
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2020:
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse: This book fulfills the “read a play by an author of color and/or queer author” prompt. I’m excited to read this play, because I’m curious to see an Indigenous person’s take on this American holiday, which tends to ignore or barely acknowledge the role Indigenous people played in the early settlement of European-Americans in this country.
Reading Women Challenge 2020:
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang; Translated by Chi-Young Kim: This book fulfills the “book translated from an Asian language” prompt. This book just looks like it’s going to be fun and playful. It’s told from the perspective of a hen named Sprout (cute!!!) and she decides to go on an adventure, to hatch an egg of her own. I really hope this book is as sweet and happy as it sounds.
2020 Diversity Reading Challenge:
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse: Yes, I’m doubling up again this month. For the Diversity Reading Challenge, I have been attempting to complete each of their monthly mini-challenge prompts. This month, this play will satisfy their March prompt: #ownvoices; or gender: female authors in male-dominated genres/non-fiction.
For this, I feel the play satisfies not only the #ownvoices challenge, but also the female authors in a male-dominated genre. I think most touted playwrites are male, and that is changing, so I’m glad to have found a play that is representing not just a person of color, but also a woman of color!
Class Book Picks:
Once again, I’ll be reading some more book selections for my Teen Materials class. This month, I’ll be reading:
Looking for Alaska by John Green
American-Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Legend by Marie Lu
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
What books are you reading this month?
If you’ve read any books from my list, let me know what you think! Do you have any of these selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!
It’s another month of reading dangerously and I hope I’m up to the challenge!