Book Riots Read Harder Challenge for 2015 that Mary suggested cause she always has such good ones! I started January 1 with Jane Austen's Mansfield Park cause it was really the only book I had on hand that qualified for one of the 24 tasks. Since then I've gotten books from the library and have begun a list of other books that qualify for the challenge. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, and give me a chance to read some new authors. So far I'm currently reading-
A book written before 1850-Austen's Mansfield Park
A microhistory-The Widow Clicquot by Tilar Mazzio-it's about champagne, pretty good so far
Written by an author before they were 25- The Mysteries of Pittsburgh-Michael Chabon-an interesting book, and was written in 1988 so it takes me back to my younger days. Still not sure of the point of the book.
Recommended by another person-The Light Between the Oceans by ML Stedman. This is also a book club read so that's a win-win for me!
What I've decided to read for the other tasks include:
book written by someone when they were over the age of 65-Get
Shorty by Elmore Leonard
A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many
people)- - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth
A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ- The
Importance of Being Earnest or The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar
A book by a person whose gender is different from your own- Lawrence
in Arabia by Scott Anderson
There is an active group on Good Reads which has really helped in getting ideas about what books to choose. Here's to a year full of great books.