Reading Challenges

Reading Challenges

Nafiza’s Challenges

Doing Diversity

I try to read as diversely as possible anyway but in 2016, I want to focus more closely on reading as diversely as I can. This list is going to be added to as I come across books I want to read so there’s no maximum but I would like to reach at least 30.

  1. Listen, Slowly – Thanhha Lai
  2. The Wildings – Nilanjana Roy
  3. Chinese Fables – Shiho S. Nunes
  4. Saturn Apartments – Hisae Iwaoka
  5. Viva Frida – Yuyi Morales
  6. Awkward – Svetlana Chmakova
  7. I am Beautiful – Rupi K. Rajwan
  8. The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle – Jewel H. Grutman
  9. Shadows of Sherwood – Kekla Magoon
  10. In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
  11. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans – Lawrence Yepp
  12. Man Tiger – Eka Kurniawan
  13. Booked – Kwame Alexander


The Songs of Pellinor Re-Read

A friend and I are rereading the entire quartet in order to get ready for the release of prequel to the series.

  1. The Naming
  2. The Riddle
  3. The Crow
  4. The Singing

Yash’s To-Read List

I am going to try and use my Goodreads a bit more than I do (which is very, very seldom at the moment) and set myself a 100 book challenge. Here, I am going to list 50 books I hope to read this year. The other 50 will probably be the usual suspects, books I’ve been mentioning in my TBR lists for ages, some sequels, and authors I adore who have new books coming out.

  1. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okarafor
  2. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  3. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
  4. Among Others by Jo Walton
  5. ATLA: The Promise by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, and Gurihiru
  6. Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniavan
  7. Bone Street Rumba by Daniel José Older
  8. Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  9. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  10. Darkest Light by Hiromi Goto
  11. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder
  12. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  13. Far From You by Tess Sharpe
  14. The Fifth Kingdom by N. K. Jemisin
  15. Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
  16. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  17. The Gurkha’s Daughter by Prajwal Parajuly
  18. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  19. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
  20. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  21. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  22. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  23. Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi
  24. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  25. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  26. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
  27. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  28. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  29. The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng
  30. The Second Mango by Shira Glassman
  31. See No Color by Shannon Gibney
  32. Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon
  33. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  34. The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
  35. The Simoqin Prophecies by Samit Basu
  36. The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan
  37. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  38. A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee
  39. Sultana’s Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein and Durga Bai
  40. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  41. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  42. Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! by Daljit Nagra
  43. The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye
  44. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  45. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  46. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  47. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  48. The Wildlings by Nilanjana Roy and Prabha Mallya
  49. The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories by Vandana Singh
  50. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina