I decided that I would undertake this challenge, but without a specific plan on its completion (e.g. I am randomly reading what interests me, and hoping to knock out a bunch of the categories). So far, I have actually knocked out a few! Join me, and track your progress on Goodreads or in the comments section. I have completed 11/24 challenges, and would also love feedback or recommendations for the other slots.
A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 - Yet to be completed!
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 - Yet to be completed!
A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) - Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Ann Lamott
A book published by an indie press - Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon = indie imprint of Knopf.
A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
A book by a person whose gender is different from your own - The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibi
A book that takes place in Asia - currently working on The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
A book by an author from Africa - Yet to be completed!
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.) - Yet to be completed!
A microhistory - Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
A YA novel - Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
A sci-fi novel - Yet to be completed!
A romance novel - Yet to be completed!
A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade - Yet to be completed!
A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.) - Yet to be completed!
An audiobook - The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
A collection of poetry - Yet to be completed!
A book that someone else has recommended to you - Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A book that was originally published in another language - Yet to be completed!
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)
- Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why? by G. Willow Wilson
A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over) - The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
A book published before 1850 - Yet to be completed!
A book published this year - Yet to be completed!
A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”) - Yet to be completed!