KCLS Reading Challenge
Thanks to a friend suggesting the challenge, I’m going for it. The gist is to read 10 books, one from each category below. And I’ve already selected a book to read for each category. Because I’m a planner and list maker. As I looked for books to check off each category, I found the ones that interest me the most are more on the dark and depressing side. Maybe I’m dark and depressing. I was able to adjust a few to be a bit more upbeat. I think.
Read a book about history.
I selected two books. I already have Lies My Teacher Told Me in preparation for covering American History with the kiddos. It’s been in my stack to read for a while so now I have to.
A History of U.S. Feminisms
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Read a children’s book.
Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference
Read a book about a subject that can be difficult to discuss.
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America
Read a book of poetry.
Black Book of Poems
Read a book by a journalist.
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Read a book recommended by KCLS Staff.
Read a book by an LGBTQ author.
I was already reading this when I learned about the challenge.
Read a book about a crime.
Read a book about family.
Five Additional Books
I figured I’ll toss in five additional books as my own person challenge. Mostly because I’m not sure how much of a fan I am of the 10 categories. But I want to complete the challenge. I’m not planning and listing the additional books yet… I’m leaving these five spots open for when the mood strikes. Except one: The Perfect Family. Because I don’t like dark and depressing (hahahaha). Like when I was 16 and would read serial killer books, and then go running at night.
Okay, reading time.