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Level Unlocked: 2020 Reading Challenge

Updated: Apr 9

Tate's 2020 Reading Challenge


Finished with about a month and a half to spare... of course that doesn't mean I'm done reading! Nor is this a complete list of what I've read so far this year, which is at 50 books right now - more than I've read any other year! (Thanks, quarantine.)


If I wrote a review of it on my blog, I've linked to it below!


1. a book published this year

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett


2. a book you should have read in school

Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup


3. a book you can finish in a day

We Should All be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi


4. a book you’ve been meaning to read

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic, and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson


5. a book recommended to you by a relative/close friend (Shannon)

Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia


6. a book by a female author in a male-dominated genre

The Broken Earth Series, by N.K. Jemisin


7. a book that features characters from a marginalized group due to race or ethnicity, where all main POV characters are people from that group

Speak No Evil, by Uzodinma Iweala


8. a book that features LGBTQ+ characters, where all main POV characters are people from that group

Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernadine Evaristo


9. a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative

Disoriental, by Negar Djavadi


10. a book that addresses disability rights

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, by Amanda Leduc


11. a book of folktales/culture/mythology, or a diverse retelling of a Western tale

In the House in the Dark of the Woods, by Laird Hunt


12. a book of nonfiction that focuses on learning about &/or becoming an ally for a marginalized group

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein


13. a book that intimidates you

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead


14. a debut novel

The Astonishing Color of After, by Emily X.R. Pan


15. a book that has been translated from another language

Judas, by Amos Oz


16. a book by a local author, or a book that was published locally

Name All the Animals, by Alison Smith


17. a play

Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus


18. a book of poetry or of short stories

Jaw, by Albert Abonado


19. a memoir, biography, or autobiography

The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom


20. a book of historical fiction

Euphoria, by Lily King



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