At the beginning of 2020 I focused on four challenges: Read Harder, Reading Nonfiction, Reading Around the World, and reading books I already owned. My goal in January was to keep things a little simpler. And then 2020 happened. I ended up reading a… Continue Reading “My Year in Reading Challenges”
Every year I try to read as many books as possible that are set in other countries. I keep track of each new country read as part of the five-year Reading Around the World challenge. And I joined a book club that reads books… Continue Reading “Reading Around the World in 2020”
I had to think this year about how many challenges to take on. Too many and you make reading too stressful. And yet there are so many I’d like to participate in. My husband “challenged” me to limit myself to three, which I’m not… Continue Reading “Reading Challenges in 2020”
This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been… Continue Reading “2019 Reading Challenges”
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about favorite books set in another country. I’ve been reading a lot of books set outside the U.S., so this was a perfect topic to think about. The books I’ve listed here… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books Set in Other Countries”
This year, I’m focusing on reading more diverse books, which includes reading books about other countries. And so far this year I’ve made a good effort. Of the 30 books I’ve read this year, 8 are by authors of color. That may not sound like… Continue Reading “Reading Diversely: Around the World Reads”
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