2019 READING

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  1. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

  2. Columbine, Dave Cullen

  3. Looker, Laura Sims

  4. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, Jennifer Robson

  5. The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

2019 MODERN MRS. DARCY CHALLENGE

A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read | Columbine, Dave Cullen

A Book About a Topic that Fascinates You | The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, Jennifer Robson

A Book in the Backlist of a Favorite Author

A Book Recommended by Someone With Great Taste | Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

Three Books by the Same Author

A Book You Chose for the Cover | Looker, Laura Sims

A Book By An Author Who is New to You | The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

A Book in Translation

A Book Outside Your (Genre) Comfort Zone

A Book Published Before You Were Born

BOOK RIOT READ HARDER CHALLENGE

An Epistolary Novel or Collection of Letters

An Alternate History Novel

A Book By a Woman or Author of Color (AOC) That Won a Literary Award in 2018

A Humor Book

A Book By a Journalist or About Journalism | Columbine, Dave Cullen

A Book By an AOC About or Set in Space

An #OwnVoices Book Set in Mexico or Central America

An #OwnVoices Book Set in Oceania

A Book Published Prior to January 1st, 2019 with Few Than 100 Reviews on Goodreads

A Translated Book Written By And/Or Translated By a Woman

A Book of Manga

A Book in Which an Animal or Inanimate Object is a POV Character

A Book By or About Someone that Identifies as Neurodiverse

A Cozy Mystery

A Book of Mythology or Folklore

A Historical Romance by an AOC

A Business Book

A Novel By a Trans or Nonbinary Author

A Book of Nonviolent True Crime

A Book Written in Prison

A Comic by a LGBTQIA Creator

A Children’s or Middle Grade Book (not YA) That Has Won a Diversity Award Since 2009

A Self-Published Book

A Collection of Poetry Published Since 2014

PROFESSIONAL BOOK NERDS 2019 READING CHALLENGE

Book Set on a Continent Other Than Your Own

Book Written By Two or More Authors

Listen to an Audiobook | Columbine, Dave Cullen

Retelling of a Classic Book, Fairy Tale, or Play

Classic Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read but Haven’t Yet

Children’s Book You’ve Never Read

Book by an Author of a Difference Race, Ethnicity, or Religion Than Your Own

Book Whose Movie or Television Adaptation Comes Out in 2019

Book That Has Appeared on ALA’s Frequently Challenged Book List

Book Published the Year You Were Born

Audiobook of a Memoir or Autobiography Read by the Author

#DIVERSESPINES WITH @SPINESVINES

January: Well Read Black Girl | Glory Edim

February: The Color Purple | Alice Walker

March: Washington Black | Esi Edugyan

April: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls | Anissa Gray

May: Miracle Creek | Angie Kim

THE STEPHEN KING DARK TOWER READALONG WITH @JOBIS

January: The Gunslinger

February: The Drawing of the Three

March: The Waste Lands

April & May: Wizard and Glass

June & July: Wolves of the Calla

August: Song of Susannah

September & October: The Dark Tower

November: The Wind Through the Keyhole