#TNReads Challenge 2019
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 second annual #TNReads Challenge:
Read a Book…
- That’s being turned into a movie/tv show in 2019
- That won an award in 2018
- That you haven’t read in the Outlander series or reread The Fiery Cross so you’re ready to “well, actually…” next season
- That’s the first book in a YA fantasy series
- That’s an #ownvoices story
- In one sitting, any genre
- That’s set in your home state
- That features a duke, prince, earl or rogue
- From a genre that you normally wouldn’t read
- That’s YA but NOT set in a dystopian future
- That’s set in space
- Written by someone with the same first name as you
- That we’ve recommended in 2019 here at That’s Normal
- That’s set in a country you want to visit
- That was released in the last month so you can be part of the hype
- With an LGBTQ+ protagonist
- That was recommended by a friend
- That’s a biography/memoir of someone from a different background than you
- With your favorite color in the title
- You’ve seen a character reading on TV (i.e. What We Owe to Each Other if you’re a big The Good Place fan or like Tastee from OITNB, maybe you love Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
- That you saw a stranger reading that caught your eye
- That won an award in the year you were born
- That’s been on your “to read” shelf for 2+ years
- Who’s cover you judged (good or bad)
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 29 books I’ve read so far this year (I’m so far behind on my Goodreads Challenge, let’s not even talk about it), only 8 have counted for the challenge. 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!
Here 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 a 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 out a suggestion from Emily A here)
- An #ownvoices story? Thankfully they’re popping up like crazy. Here are some of the ones we’ve loved.
- A book you can read in one sitting? I spent last Sunday reading Well Met which comes out in a couple of months (of course there will be a full review coming!) – couldn’t put it down despite the many chores calling my name. Check it out and pre-order here.
- A book you’ve seen someone read on TV? Here’s a handy guide. And here’s a whole Goodreads discussion on this topic!
- LGBTQ+ Protagonist? Let me offer up a two-fer – Red, White & Royal Blue. Also has you covered for a book that features a duke, prince, earl, or rogue. Legit in my top 3 books of this year.
- A book that won an award in 2018? Well, there are so many awards a book can win! There’s the National Book Awards if you’re feeling quite literary or the Goodreads Choice Awards if you want books picked by Goodreads readers like me and you, and many more but I’m going to guess you’ll find something good on one of those lists…
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, and definitely check out the Books category for SO. MANY. REVIEWS. We got this, guys. Happy reading!