2019 Book Recs (bonus): Challenge Yourself

I hope you’ve enjoyed these book recommendations so far, and that you’ve found something you’d like to read! Now for the bonus prompts in my 2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Book Recs: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / bonus

Bonus: Challenge Yourself

A graphic with the prompts for this part of the challenge. The same prompts are listed below.

Read a book in another language

I recommend:

  • Die verwandlung by Franz Kafka (German)
  • Misschien wisten zij alles by Toon Tellegen (Dutch)

I might read:

  • La Syrene et la Licorne by Erin Mosta (French)
  • or: reread a book you know in another language
A paperback copy of a Dutch translation of the Odyssey held up above a rose plant, against two flowers.

Read a book in a genre you don’t usually read

I recommend:

  • The Odyssey by Homer (epic poetry)
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (science fiction)
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (contemporary)

I might read:

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (literary fiction)

A black e-reader, its screen showing the cover of Baker Thief in black and white. Next to it stands a burning lavender candle.

Read an indie book

I recommend:

  • Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault

I might read:

  • Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver

Read a book you’ve owned a long time but never read

I might read:

  • Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

Read a book aimed at an age group you don’t usually read

I recommend:

A paperback copy of The Upside of Unrequited held up in front of the beach and the sea, waves crashing under a blue sky.
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (adult)
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (young adult)
  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Friendship to the Max by various authors and artists (middle grade)

I might read:

  • Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann (picture book)

Do you think you will be reading any of these books in 2019? Do you have other recommendations? Leave a comment!

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    • Maybe you can find something about a very specific age-experience, like old age or starting college, etc., that you encounter less often within those age brackets? Or a more specific children’s age category that you read fewer books of if there are any? (In my bookstore there are often age categories within the children’s section.) Hope you find something!

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