Trying Reading Challenges Again

Last year, I made an entire post on how I was horrible at keeping up with reading challenges, and that I was going to stop them.

Now, it seems like I did not learn from my previous lesson, as I have decided to start a new reading challenge again this year.

Do I think that I will do better this year? No, I don’t. However, I am motivated to read the books on my list as I didn’t go out of my way to find new book. Instead, I focused heavily on books that were already on my TBR list or on my shelf. I’m hoping this helps.

I decided to do the Pick Your Poison reading challenge. Listed below are the categories that I chose (with a slight modification to one).

If you have read any of the books on my list, please let me know your thoughts on them! I will be updating this post with when I complete a book, and the link to the review if I write one.

CategoryBookStart DateCompletion Date
A ClassicHounds of Baskerville (Arthur Conan Doyle)
About a Missing PersonWhere’d You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
A Hobby You Do or Would Like to DoYaya Han’s World of Cosplay
A Local AuthorHomegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Second Book in a SeriesChangeless (Gail Carriger) 
A Toy on the CoverToys Go Out (Emily Jenkins)
A Moon on the CoverA Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
About a CultGoing Clear (Lawrence Wright)February 7, 2023February 16, 2023
A Steampunk BookEtiquette & Espionage (Gail Carringer)
A Travel Memoir From Scratch (Tembi Locke)February 21, 2023February 26, 2023
An Author with Initials in Their NameWonder (R.J. Palacio)
A Nonfiction Book About a Natural DisasterThe Yellow House (Sarah Broome)
A Fiction Book with a Real Person as ProtagonistHamilton and Peggy! (L.M. Elliott)
A Person Jumping on the CoverRebound (Kwame Alexander)
A Book With Gold Writing on the CoverMechanica (Betsy Cornwell)
A Book About TwinsThe Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
A Book with the Word “Elephant” in the TitleElephants Can Remember (Agatha Christie)
Sonnets: A Book of PoetryCall Us What We Carried (Amanda Gorman)
A Book With an Elderly Protagonist Killers of a Certain Age (Deanna Raybourn)
A Book About GhostsMexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
A Book With a Protagonist 12 Years Old or YoungerThe Dollar Kids (Jennifer Richard Jacobson)
A Book with Utensils on the CoverWaisted (Randy Meyers)January 17, 2023March 18, 2023
A Book About Our AncestorsRoot Magic (Eden Royce)
A Book That Employs “Dark Humor”Look Who’s Back (Timur Vermes)
A Book Set in a Bakery or a Sweet ShopMeet Me at the Cupcake Cafe (Jenny Colgan)
A Title That is a Song Name Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys)
A Book Set in the 1800sThe Hacienda (Isabel Canas)

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