#TNReads Challenge 2018
In case you’ve forgotten, or you’re new to That’s Normal (welcome, friend!), here’s a reminder of what’s included in the first annual #TNReads Challenge:
Read a Book…
- About a woman you admire (nonfiction)
- That’s being turned into a movie/tv show in 2018
- That you haven’t read in the Outlander series or reread Drums of Autumn so you’re ready to “well, actually…” next season
- That’s the first book in a YA fantasy series
- That’s a romance novel written by a POC
- In one sitting, any genre
- That’s set in your home state
- That features a Scottish rogue that’s NOT Outlander
- From a genre that you normally wouldn’t read
- That’s YA but NOT set in a dystopian future
- That’s set at sea
- Written by someone with the same first name as you
- That we’ve recommended here at That’s Normal
- That was a childhood favorite
- That was released in the last month so you can be part of the hype
- With an LGBTQ+ protagonist
- That was recommended by your best friend
- That’s 700+ pages
- That’s a classical myth (original or a retelling)
- That’s a 50K fanfic (or a published fanfic)
- That was the first book to catch your eye in a used bookstore
- That was recommended by an older relative
- That’s been on your “to read” shelf for 2+ years
- With a cover you’d be embarrassed to have anyone see you reading
Here’s a handy downloadable version for you to carry with you always.
How have you been doing? Have you finished already? What’s the best book you’ve read this year, and what category does it fit into?
Out of the 46 books I’ve read so far this year, only 11 have counted for the challenge (#humblebrag). That’s what I get for constantly reading YA fantasy and romance. But, I still have time left! And so do you! If you need some inspiration, we got you. Here are some books to help fill in those gaps!
If you’re part of Boozy Book Club (and if you’re not, this is where I publically shame you), you’ve already read some books that fit into multiple categories. If you’re from Texas (Emergency Contact), California (The Kiss Quotient, The Immortalists), The Channel Islands of Britain (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society), France (The Alice Network), New York (Crazy Rich Asians, The Immortalists), Singapore (Crazy Rich Asians), or various fantasy lands (all other books we’ve read), you can check off the “book that’s set in your home state” category.
Flame in the Mist, The Cruel Prince, and The Last Namsara also count for “the first book in a YA Fantasy series” – check that baby off.
The majority of our Boozy Book Club picks are new releases, so chances are they’ll also cover “book that was released in the last month so you can be part of the hype,” guys we’re really cruising here! That’s at least 3 categories down!
Then there are some easy ones…
- We know you’re doing Outlander re-reads all the time so check that one off.
- A book recommended by That’s Normal? Done – just check this link. You also need a book recommended by your best friend – we’re your best friends now, so check that link again.
- Book to TV/Movie. Easy, you’ve read like 5 of those. (and if you haven’t you can check some out here)
- A book about a woman you admire? Here are our recs.
- Need FanFic? Cool, me too. Janna is here to help get you started.
- A classical myth retelling? Where will you find that? Answer: here
- LGBTQ Protagonist? May we recommend Becky Albertalli?
- A cover you’d be embarrassed to be seen reading? F the haters on that, but also it happens. Appreciate those shirtless men from the privacy of your eReader. Check out our Cover Round-Up series for lots of options!
Phew, that was a lot. Six more months to read all these great books. No problem, right? Feel free to ask for suggestions in the Boozy Book Club Facebook group, or check the threads started for each category on Goodreads. We got this, guys. Happy reading!
How’s your #TNReads Book Challenge going? Let’s chat in the comments!