In the past, I used to do a Goodreads challenge topic with reviews and things. But yesterday, I thought I would start a more general topic for all of us who read! So, you can talk about your Goodreads challenge and your favorite book you've read for it or any challenge at all. If you don't do challenges, just tell me about a good book you read recently. As long as it's bookish-related, it applies!
Also, please, no unkind comments! Thank you.
*If a book is triggering, please note so. You don't have to mention everything- just do so if you think it's appropriate. I've tried to do mine. I might have missed some.
As for me, I'm still doing my Goodreads challenge. I'm currently at 157 books. I actually splurged this year and got a book planner that I'm trying very hard to keep up with, and there's an A-Z challenge in there and a cover challenge, and a general reading challenge too. It's just so fun to try to do things to fill them.
Favorites this year include:
Middle-Grade Fiction: The City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda, Love Sugar Magic Trilogy by Ana Meriano, Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, The Comeback by E.L.Shen, Handbook For Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell, Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez, Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Inside Out & Back Again by Thannla Lai, Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston, Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki (TW: Graphic Descriptions of Death)
MG non-fiction: Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson
YA fiction: Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo, Flamefall by Rosaria Munda, Oculta by Maya Motayne, Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (TW: Gun Violence, Drugs, Captivity), The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado, East by Edith Pattou, The Tiger at Midnight & The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala, Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass, We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (TW: Human Captivity, Violence, Abuse ), The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron (TW: Human Captivity, Fear, Violence, Abuse)
YA Nonfiction: Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Truer
Non-Fiction: Becoming by Michelle Obama, American Indian Stories by Zitkála-Šá, Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., by Martin Luther King Jr., Conversations With RBG: Ruth Badger Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty and Law by Jeffery Rosen, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien
Fiction: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, Kindred by Octavia Butler (TW: Human Captivity, Violence, Violent Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse implied) A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
Graphic Novels: The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale (Nonfiction about Harriet Tubman), Quince by Sebastian Kadlecik, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Imginarium by Amanda Kastner, Seance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
This is just a tentative list and I'm sure I will add to it. I just really miss discussing books with you guys. Tell me your latest faves, tell me what genres you've been reading, new books, old books, graphic novels, books you didn't like! ALL THE THINGS!