I’m stoked for another month of new reads and this month I’ll be focusing on wrapping up some of my challenge reads as well as reading some of the ARCs I’ve been sitting on for so long. I’m really excited for these reads, and I’m hoping that they will all be new favorites for me!
| My Reading Goals |
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2020
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson: This book fulfills the prompt “read a book about a natural disaster.” I’ve only read one book so far by Larson, probably his most well-known book, The Devil in the White City. It was a fantastic book, so when I saw this prompt, and knew that he’d written a book about a natural disaster, I knew I had to pick it, because Larson’s writing is superb and he brings just right amount of literary technique to his reporting. I am looking forward to learning a lot from this book.
Reading Women Challenge 2020
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood: This book fulfills the prompt “a winner of the Stella Prize or the Women’s Prize for Fiction.” This book won the Stella Prize, which is a prize celebrating Australian women’s writing, and championing diversity and cultural change. This book is a dystopian contemporary fiction about a group of women who have been kidnapped and jailed with no knowledge of how they got there. The book has an intriguing premise and I’m curious to read it and find out more.
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020
Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee (Marie G. Lee): This is an ARC I’ve received through NetGalley, but it was originally published in 1992. It’s a reissue, which is interesting to me, because I’ve never heard of this book, but it’s right in my radar, because it’s about a young, Korean-American teen dealing with racist bullying in her small, American hometown. I’m interested to see how it stands up to the test of time, seeing as it’s nearly 30 years old now.
2020 Diversity Challenge
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge: The Diversity Challenge has mini monthly prompts that one can fulfill wile trying to read more diversely. This month’s prompt is “POC: Native American.” This book is a hodgepodge of writings and essays, semi-autobiographical, about Midge’s life growing up as a Native in America. I’m really looking forward to this book, because it sounds like it will be really humorous and an interesting, different take on things.
Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey: I’m a huge Who fan, and Daltrey, their lead singer, has written a memoir. I knew I had to read it, so I bought it a little while back, but I’ve not yet had a chance to crack it open. Well, now I’m making time, and I’m really, really excited to read it!
ARC of the Month
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White: I really loved the first book in this new, Arthurian retelling series by White. I’m both excited and nervous to read this one, since I’m hoping things go a certain way, but knowing White she could completely upend things for me. I’m so worried that I won’t like where she takes this series, but I’m still hoping against hope that this book will be my new favorite thing, just like the last one was.
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!