I have a massive to-be-read list. I think I've mentioned this before. I keep a list in the reminders on my computer/phone and I just keep adding to it. For every book I finish, I've probably added three more. And I always tend to read the most recently added books. Because shiny! New!
I also tend to read a lot in the genre I write (contemporary YA fiction), which means I miss a lot of other really good books. I remember reading an adult novel last year and thinking, "Wow! Books for grownups are actually decent." I think I forgot that.
So, one of the podcasts I listen to often (The Readers, check them out) referenced another podcast, one they're affiliated with (Books on the Nightstand) in a recent episode. BOTNS has been hosting a summer reading challenge -- Beach Blanket Bingo. The idea is to challenge yourself to read the kinds of books you might never have picked up otherwise.
You go to the site, click on the link to play Bingo, and you're given your card. No cheating. No refreshing. You take the card you're given. Your goal is to get five in a row or four corners before the end of the summer; but since we on Hammervision are starting this late, my challenge to you (and to myself) is to get Bingo by the end of the year.
Right now I'm reading Red Queen, which is a YA dystopian novel about a group of people who oppress another group of people because of their blood color. I'm counting it as a slave narrative, which it very much is.
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