Welcome to Week 2 of the #BackpackEurope reading challenge.
I’m starting week 2 in France. Bonjour!
Last week, as you know, I flew into Heathrow and started my journey in England with Wuthering Heights. Although not a book I ended up liking, I can at least now say I’ve read it. (And bonus, I can mark it off my #GARbingo board.)
On Monday, I started the Backpack Across Europe Summer 2018 Reading Challenge. This reading challenge, hosted by the awesome folks over at The Reader’s Room, is all about exploring Europe via literature.
The challenge has rules, special events, and travel obstacles making it like a virtual board game with reading. As you know, I opted to “fly”* into Heathrow on Monday and my literary journey started with English author Emily Brontë’s classic Wuthering Heights. Continue reading →
If you caught my last post, then you read about the 5 reading challenges I’m currently doing (or will be doing).
Today starts the Science Fiction/Fantasy To Be Read Reading Challenge. It runs from today, July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Twelve months to complete this 50-book challenge.
I have a starting TBR of 50 books—and that’s just the ones I currently own. (I know, I know!) As I went through the synopses, (yep, that’s correct. That’s the plural of synopsis. I checked.) I believe I’m missing a few categories. So I may be asking for recommendations in some of the categories.
I’ll be posting my #SFFTBR updates here, on Goodreads/Twitter (my Twitter account is connected to my GR account), and on Litsy (wanderinglynn). (Just look for the #SFFTBR hashtag.)
And if you’re so inclined & want to play along, then here are the categories (or here’s the handy-dandy SFFTBR Reading Challenge PDF version):
Longest Book on your TBR
Shortest Book on your TBR
Written by Person of Color
Written by straight, white male author (look close & critically on diversity)
Strong female lead & passes Bechdel test
Set in the future
Set in the past
Horror (or close equivalent)
includes African mythology
includes Norse mythology
includes Asian mythology
includes LGBTQ+ relationship
YA novel not suited for (younger) teens
Compared to the “Hunger Games”
Compared to “Game of Thrones”
includes a prophecy
Saving the world from evil
“…” of “…” Title
A book that was gifted to you
lowest rated on GR
can’t remember how much time has passed since you bought the book
POV character dies or family member died
encountering an alien species
shows the worst of humanity
war or soldier story
recommended by a litten
New York Times Bestseller
here be dragons
includes a map
last in a series
one of Unbound World’s Top 100 Fantasy novels that you never heard about
Tell me in the comments below if you plan on playing along. And share your recommendations for any of the categories too!