Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 Challenges | The Books

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge (Book Riots blog post, the Goodreads group, my post) How the books/challenge match up is going to go - I'm going to put the title, author, and then the challenge it completes in parentheses. I am going to try and do more then one book for some of them, but I doubt for all, I'll mention that at the end of the year:

  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (classic retelling)
  • The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (originally published in another language)
  • Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (about a person who identifies as LGBTQ+)
  • Above the Dreamless Dead edited by Chris Duffy (collection of poetry)
  • Club Shadowlands by Cheris Sinclair ("guilty pleasure" read)
  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (graphic novel)
  • Warning: Contains Language by Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (YA novel)
  • The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente (short story collection)
  • Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton (romance novel)
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay (award winner from the last decade - national book award 2014)
  • March, Book One by John Lewis, + (author over 65)

Series Finished:
  • Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow (3.5/5)
  • The Years Quartet by Tiffany Reisz (5/5)
  • Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (4/5)

Banned/Challenged Books Read: (only including ones I could find proof had been challenged/banned, and it's surprisingly hard to figure that out)

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

Popsugar's challenge (doing the same thing as the Read Harder challenge).
  • The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (translated)
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (one word title)
  • Quiet by Susan Cain (nonfiction)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Carey (memoir)
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (made you cry)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (banned book)
  • Not Otherwise Spcified by Hannah Moskowitz (set in high school)
  • Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (trilogy)
  • Monstrous Affection edited by Kelly Link (short stories)
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (graphic novel)
  • Lock In by John Scalzi (set in the future)
  • The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks (500+ pages)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (over 100 years old)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (suppose to read for school) (I did technically read it for school but since no one explained it to me, not joking our teacher didn't, I feel almost like i didn't)
  • Trees, Volume One by Warren Ellis, Jason Howard (based just on the cover)

2015 Challenges | BookRiot Read Harder (1)
2015 Challenges | Series & Banned Books (2)

1 comment:

  1. hey where did you find proof that aristotle and dante was ever banned/challenged? i want to do it for a school project and i have to have specific examples. your help would be greatly appreciated!!