The Delight in Reading Lists and Challenges: 20 Suggestions

Reading challenges get us out of our comfort zones. Whether we’re trying to expand what genres we read, catch up on classics, or just plain read more, these lists and challenges are a great way to reconsider our reading habits.

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Reading Beyond the Canon

Over at xoJane this week, author K.T. Bradford posted about her efforts to read only works written by women or people of color or LGBTQ authors and challenged her readers to take up a similar goal for year. As this is the internet, it was not terribly surprising that the comment section of the post was filled with scathing rebuttals to Bradford’s suggestion ranging from the relatively mild, “eh, I don’t get the point” to the kneejerk claims of reverse racism.  Read More Reading Beyond the Canon

The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh (Part 2)

To recap ““ last week, I mused on the novels I read in 2011. My quantity count was high but my quality count was low, low, low. Last week looked at 4 novels that I would count among the “bad.” Next week will get to the “good.” But this week, let’s talk about the “meh.” Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh (Part 2)