May 2019 TBR

My readathon of choice for May is #AsianReadathon which means I will be trying to read books by Asian authors, and specifically from as many different Asian countries as possible (Books for the Asian Readathon are marked with *) I’m also participating in other reading challenges as well as I am judging a round of…

Diversity Bingo 2017 Reading Challenge

I can’t believe I am trying to read for yet another reading challenge but I figure if I sign up for several, I can win at least a few of them. Here’s the Bingo sheet: Romance with a Trans M/C MC with an underrepresented body (curvy body, etc) Americanah /Chimamandah Ngozi Adichie 588 pages 4 stars completed…

Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

Missing:  I, Q, U, X, Y Potential – Erin’s challenge Another 2017 bookish challenge. This one runs on Goodreads from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17  Goal Going from A – Z, and using authors’ first or last names, read the alphabet. For “X” and “Z” you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names. Unless,…

Around The Year In 52 Books

Goodreads group challenge here and here are the details: We’ll read (more or less) one book each week, all along the year. You can’t change the topics, but you’re free to choose whatever book you’re interested in for each category. It’s better if you create your own plan (using “create a new topic” and choosing “2017…

Read Your Books Challenge

I get a lot of the books I read from the library but in the past few months, I’ve been buying a lot more books than I did before. Blame it on the fact that I started publishing my own stories and want to support other authors too. Blame it on the fact that I started a…

2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

PopSugar Reading Challenge Basic Recommended by a librarian Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Jonathan Safran Foer 5 stars completed 1/21/17 Been on your TBR list for way too long I’ll Give You The Sun /Jandy Nelson 4 stars 371 pages completed 3/14/17  A book of letters – Everything Is Illuminated /Jonathan Safran-Foer 276 pages 3 stars…

Full House Reading Challenge 2017

One of my 2017 reading challenges is this full house reading challenge from Book Date:    The categories are as follows. B1: Non Fiction – Purple Cow /Seth Godin 210 pages 4 stars completed 3/11/17 B2: 2017 published – MEXICO: Stories / Josh Barkan 256 pages 4 stars completed 2/13/17 B3: Award Winner – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close /…

Get Paid To Read

I get a lot of the books I read from the library but in the past few months, I’ve been buying a lot more books than I did before. Blame it on the fact that I started publishing my own stories and want to support other authors too. Blame it on the fact that I started a…

10 Quick Reads

I often get asked how I read so much. Sure, I enjoy a really great epic saga but many books are short enough that if you are prepared to sit and read for two to three hours, you can finish it in one sitting. That’s the equivalent of watching an average length movie. It’s easier if…

We Need New Names

Her name is Darling and along with her friends – Bastard, Godknows, Soho, Chipo, Stina – they roam the streets of Paradise, a cluster of tin shacks erected when their real houses were razed to contract mines or whatever else foreigners say to justify ousting Africans from their homes to accommodate what they call progress. Together, these…

Black History Month Reading

February is celebrated as Black History month and my reading this month is going to be centered around books by authors of African descent. Some of the titles I’ve chosen and the countries the authors represent are: Homegoing /Yaa Gyasi – Ghana Here Comes The Sun / Nicole Dennis-Benn – Jamaica Radiance of Tomorrow /…

2016 Winter Reading Challenge Results

Twice each year, Megan hosts a reading challenge – a summer challenge and this winter game that runs from November to the end of January. I’ve participated before and really enjoyed it, because even when I didn’t complete all the requirements, it was fun pushing myself to try to work off a reading list and I met some…