It’s that time of year again! The reading challenges are being set for the year ahead, and one of my favourites to join in with is run by the lovely Paul over at The Book Vipers over at GoodReads, who always sets amazing challenges to get you reading a wide variety of books over the next 12 months.
And 2019 is a corker! The challenge this year is to read books that have won the book prizes and made the short and longlists over the years. You can choose to read from 1 to 21 of the categories below – it’s up to you!!
So my head is already hurting trying to work out which books to pick for each topic. I’ve made a preliminary list of books I already have that will fit with topics, alongside ones I plan to get from the library, although I am sure my list may change over the year! And I’m still struggling for a few topics so if you have any recommendations that you think I need to read then please let me know as I’d love to hear them!! I need help!!!!
Fiction Prize Winner – Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Non-Fiction Winner – H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Poetry Prize Winner – Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore
Crime (fiction or non fiction winner) –
History (fiction or non fiction winner) –
Debut Prize Winner – The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Female Prize Winner – The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Any Shortlisted Book – The Clocks in this House by Xan Brooks
Any Shortlisted Book – Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Natural History Prize Winner – The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte
Children’s/YA Winner – The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan
Any Shortlisted Book – Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Any BAME Longlist Book – The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Any Shortlisted Book – The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Memoir/Autobio Winner –
Translated Fiction/Non Fiction Winner –
Any Longlisted Book -Science Fiction or Non winnerA Nobel Prize Winners Book – Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Any Longlisted Book -Travel Fiction or non Prize Winner –
Should make for some interesting reading ahead!!