Current Reading Challenges

You know me – I always have a reading challenge or two going! I’ve got a lot more going on in life these days and a lot less time to read, but I still like to challenge myself. For the foreseeable future, I’ll be working on through two very specific reading challenges – continuing to read through and finish series, and the A to Z challenge, where I am trying to diversify my reading using the alphabet. In addition to those two challenges, I’m going to also start tagging my reads with #BetterThyself, so I can keep track of the books I’m reading that I feel are benefiting me in ways other than just entertainment. And eventually, I’ll add that distinction to all of my old reviews too, and have a #BetterThyself list.

Welcome to the present! I’m glad you’re here with me.

Let’s Finish Some Series!

Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

  • Red Queen
  • Glass Sword
  • King’s Cage
  • War Storm

Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake

  • Three Dark Crowns
  • One Dark Throne
  • Two Dark Reigns
  • Five Dark Fates

The Star-Touched Queen duology by Roshani Chokshi

  • The Star-Touched Queen
  • A Crown of Wishes

Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova

  • Labyrinth Lost
  • Bruja Born
  • Wayward Witch

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • P.S. I Still Love You
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean

The Girl from Everywhere duology by Heidi Heilig

  • The Girl from Everywhere
  • A Ship Beyond Time

Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

  • A Darker Shade of Magic
  • A Gathering of Shadows
  • A Conjuring of Light

King of Scars duology by Leigh Bardugo

  • King of Scars
  • Rule of Wolves

And I Darken series by Kiersten White

  • And I Darken
  • Now I Rise
  • Bright We Burn

The Hartigans series by Avery Flynn

  • Butterface
  • Muffin Top
  • Tomboy

Old West series by Beverly Jenkins

  • Forbidden
  • Breathless
  • Tempest

The Vicious Deep series by Zoraida Córdova

  • The Vicious Deep
  • The Savage Blue
  • The Vast and Brutal Sea

An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • A Torch Against the Night
  • A Reaper at the Gates
  • A Sky Beyond the Storm

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of Fire
  • Queen of Shadows
  • Empire of Storms
  • Tower of Dawn
  • Kingdom of Ash

The A to Z Challenge

  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
  • The Fall of the House of Zeus by Curtis Wilkie
  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  • His Truth is Marching On by Jon Meacham
  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  • Tyler Johnson was Here by Jay Coles
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  • Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer
  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi