One of the advantages of Book Clubs and Reading Challenges is that we are encouraged to read books we wouldn’t normally pick up. For the past few years, members of my family have participated in a Reading Challenge we downloaded from https://www.popsugar.com/. Each year, the website publishes a list of approximately 40 book categories, some of which are actually quite ridiculous. On January 1st, it’s game on!
My go-to genre is historical fiction, so here are some of the other books I’ve read this year to fulfill the Reading Challenge.
Set in Scandinavia An Asian author
A Climate-Change novel A book written by a musician
Takes place in a single day Based on mythology
Recommended by a celebrity I admire Title contains the word “sweet”
All of these turned out to be great reads even if they were different from my normal choices. I’ve also had fun comparing notes with other family members working on the same challenge!
What have you read this year that was a stretch for you? Have you discovered an interest in a new genre? Pass the word along, so we can try it, too.