18 Jan 2019, 11:00

Toronto Reading Challenge 2019

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The Toronto Public Library is also doing a Reading Challenge this year. i’m still working on my list

** Toronto Reading Challenge 2019 **

  1. A book recommended to you by library staff
    • ✔ Educated by Tara Westover
  2. A graphic novel
    • ✔ Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
    • ✔ Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
    • ✔ Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  3. A book from a Canadian award-winning author
    • ✔ Decent into the Night by Edem Awumey
  4. A book set in Toronto
    • Fauna by Alissa York
    • ✔ Brother by David John Chariandy
    • ✔ Soucouyant by David John Chariandy
  5. A book by an author in a visible minority
    • ✔ An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
    • ✔ Heartberries by Terese Marie Mailhot
    • ✔ Decent into the Night by Edem Awumey
    • ✔ This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
    • ✔ Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
    • ✔ A Study in Scarlet Women part of The Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas
    • ✔ Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
    • ✔ The Unkindness of Ghosts - by Rivers Solomon
    • ✔ Soucouyant by David John Chariandy
    • ✔ Brother by David John Chariandy
    • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  6. A book by an LGBTQ+ author
    • ✔ Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
    • A Two-Spirit Journey - Ma-Nee Chacaby
    • ✔ The Unkindness of Ghosts - Rivers Solomon
    • ✔ If I was your girl - Meredith Russo
    • I’ve Got a Time Bomb by Sybil lamb
    • Small Beauty by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang
  7. A book about mental health
    • ✔ Heartberries by Terese Marie Mailhot
    • ✔ The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain by James H. Fallon
    • ✔ Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World by Sharon Heller
  8. A non-prose book
    • ✔ The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  9. A book in translation
    • ✔ Descent into Darkness by Edem Awumey
  10. A book on a topic you know nothing about
    • ✔ What you are getting wrong about Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
    • ✔ Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy
    • ✔ We Regret to inform you we will be killed tomorrow with our families
  11. A book you’ve always meant to read
    • ✔ Darkness by Bharati Mukherjee
      • in university my Sanskrit professor recommended I read this book, and I have always meant to.
  12. A book that has been banned or challenged
    • ✔ Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    • The Kite Runner
  13. A book that has been adapted into a movie or show
    • ✔ Where did you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
    • ✔ Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
    • ✔ Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    • ✔ Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  14. A book by an author with the same initials as you
    • ✔ Feed by Mira Grant ADVANCED
  15. A book by an author with a disability
    • ✔ On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
    • ✔ The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    • ✔ Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  16. A book about being a newcomer, refugee or immigrant
    • ✔ Descent into Darkness by Edem Awumey
    • ✔ Soucouyant by David Chariandy
  17. A book you should have read in school, but didn’t
    • ✔ Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (So I wrote a book report on this book, and did not read the book. Now you all know. SorryNotSorry Mr. Hamilton.)
  18. A book you previously tried to read and gave up on
    • ✔ Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean (not for lack of interest or importance, but it was just so depressing I had to put it away for at least half a year.)
  19. A book set in a country you’d like to visit
    • ✔ We regret to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families by Philip Gourevitch (Rawanda)
    • ✔ Where did you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
    • ✔ Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Singapore)
    • An African in Greenland (Greenland)
  20. Two books with the same/very similar titles
    • ✔ Vox by Christina Dalcher (done) and Vox by Nicholson Baker
  21. A book from our First & Best lists
    • ✔ Counting in Mi’kmaw/Mawkiljemk Mi’kmawiktuk by Loretta Gould
    • ✔ Square by Mac Barnett
  22. A book by an eh List writer
    • ✔ The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
    • ✔ Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    • ✔ Soucouyant by David Chariandy
    • ✔ Brother by David Chariandy
    • ✔ I’ve been meaning to tell you: a letter to my daughter by David Chariandy
    • Drop Dead by Lorna Poplak
    • The Toronto book of the Dead by Adam Bunch
    • Excessive force : Toronto’s fight to reform city policing by Mukherjee, Alok,
  23. A book from Read Indigenous
    • ✔ Kuei My Friend - Deni Ellis Béchard
    • ✔ Love beyond body, space, and time : an indigenous LGBT sci-fi anthology by Hope Nicholson
    • Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Tagaq
    • ✔ The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  24. A book from The List: Great Reads for Youth
    • ✔ The Poet X
    • ✔ A thousand beginnings and endings edited by Ellen Schreiber
    • Dry
  25. A book that’s related to the Periodic Table of Elements
    • ✔ The Elements of Cooking - Michael Ruhlman, Anthony Bourdain
    • The periodic table by Levi, Primo.