ThriftBooks Reading Challenge

I’m having fun with the ThriftBooks Reading Challenge. It’s designed to encourage reading outside your comfort zone; something we all need to do. Let me know in the comments if you have any book recommendations to make it through this challenge. It’s a tough one. The printable tracker is on the ThriftBooks blog.

  • A book translated into English (or your first language if it isn’t English)
  • A book written the year you were born
  • A book published more than 100 years ago
  • A biography or story with a view opposite to yours
  • A book you can finish in one day
  • Your favorite book from childhood
  • A banned book
  • A book set in a different country
  • A memoir or biography
    • Going Solo – Roald Dahl
  • A book of short stories or poems
  • A book set in your hometown or region
  • A graphic novel
  • A book published in the last year
  • The book at the bottom of your to-read pile
  • A book that promises to make you cry
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A book by a person of a different cultural group
  • A best seller
    • The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  • A book based on a true story
  • A book with multiple authors
  • A self-help book
  • A book with a female hero
  • A book that’s been made into a movie to TV series
  • An original fairy tale (Disney re-writes don’t count, sorry)
  • A book with an unappealing cover
  • A book by a male author
  • A book by a first-time author
  • An LGBT novel or memoir
  • A book by someone who isn’t an author
  • A book from a celebrity
  • A book that teaches you something new
  • A book suggested by someone close to you (sibling, partner, close friend)
  • A book you started and never finished
  • A book with dragons
  • A book recommended by a book blogger (YouTubers count too)
  • A coffee table book
  • A book by an author with your initials
  • A book set in your favorite season
  • A guilty secret book—you can keep the title a secret
  • A book mentioned in a TV show or movie
  • Something written by an author you’ve never read
  • A book with an inspirational main character
  • Read a book with a child
    • Brown Bear – Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr
  • Your best friend’s favorite book
  • A book everyone has read but you
  • A book about an animal
  • Re-read your favorite book
  • A book about an indigenous people group
  • A scary book
  • A book with a beautiful cover
  • A sequel
    • The More Known World – Tiffany Tsao
  • A book you’ve been wanting to read

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