Reading Challenge: 10 to Try

Now that I’m focusing on me (hey there, 40), reading is top on the list. My goal for 2019 is to complete the KCLS Reading Challenge. And five additional books, my choice.

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.
There There

Read a book by an LGBTQ author.
I was already reading this when I learned about the challenge.
Less

Read a book about a crime.
Lola

Read a book about family.
Commonwealth

Read a book by an immigrant author.
I selected two books.
F*ck You, I’m Irish: Why We Irish Are Awesome
I Wasn’t Crying Over You

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.

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