I didn't do any formal reading challenges last year, but this year I'm going to plan some of my reading around specific goals. I have three particular challenges in mind:
- I'll read twelve from my TBR shelves.
- I'll read six books by Russian authors or about Russian history or politics (because it seems Russia will be having an unprecedented influence on our country for a while.
- I'll read six books from the NPR best books list.
1. TBR Challenge:
Consequences by Penelope Lively
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
Railsea by China Mieville
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Question of Belief by Donna Leon
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
The Lewis Man
2. Russian authors:
Fables, by Ivan Krylov
A Sportsman's Sketches by Ivan Turgenev
First Love by Ivan Turgenev
The Bronze Horseman by Alexander Pushkin
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
3. NPR best books list
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez