It’s ma birthday month! Oh yeah!
Anyway, that being said, I’ve got my new line-up of book goals for this month and I’ve been assessing how I’ve been doing with hitting my challenges. I think it’s going pretty well! I am looking forward to what I’ll be reading and I hope to be accomplishing more reading this month, since my time will be more my own. Fingers crossed!
| My Reading Goals |
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2020
Unorthodox: the Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman: This book fulfills the prompt of reading a book that focuses on a religion not my own. I actually had selected this book to read before the TV adaptation. I know I said I was going to read it a few months ago, but because of the adaptation, I was unable to get it because the wait list was so long. Now, I finally have a copy, so I’m finally going to read it!
Reading Women Challenge 2020
The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen: This book fulfills the challenge’s prompt of reading a book under 100 pages. This was actually hard to figure out! I don’t know that many books that are under 100 pages. Luckily, I bought this book a while back when I was visiting the Jane Austen Museum in England. It’s one of her little-known works and I am looking forward to crossing off another Austen on my list!
2020 Diversity Challenge
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang: I’ve been doing the mini monthly challenges for the Diversity Reading Challenge and August is focusing on mental health. I remember seeing this book everywhere when it came out. It’s got a lot of hype and so I’m finally getting around to reading it. I hop to learn a lot!
#startonyourshelfathon / YARC
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang: I’m doubling up here, as this book fits under both challenges. I bought a copy of this book a while ago, pretty soon after watching the movie The Arrival, which is based off of one of the stories in this sci-fi collection by Chiang. I really enjoy reading sci-fi, and I’ve heard some really great things about this author’s writing. I’m excited to read this!
No Offense by Meg Cabot: I’ve read a handful of Cabot books, but none of her adult fiction. This is a romance novel, part of a series, actually, and I haven’t read the first, but when I saw this ARC I figured I’d give it a try – mostly because the main character is a librarian, like me!
My TBR Pick
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix: I actually started this book last month, but I haven’t had the chance to really sit down and read it. Now, I’m making it part of my reading goals, so I hope to finish it. I’ve liked what I’ve read so far! I really enjoyed Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism, so I’m hoping to like this one even more. I do have a thing for vampire books! Anyone reading Midnight Sun, btw?!
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!