This will be the master post for Booked 2018. This a seasonal challenge from Litsy, a social network cross between Instagram and Goodreads only accessible by the mobile app. I will add review links as I post them. There are six prompts per quarter, as follows:
January – March 3/6
1. Book featuring an Olympic Sport (because it’s the 2018 Winter Olympics, y’all!) – The Mad Men of Hockey
2. POC Author – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah READ/REVIEWED
3. Body Positive Memoir or Novel – Tomboy Survival Guide READ/REVIEWED
4. Cozy Mystery – Shades of Earl Grey
5. Feminist Classic (For International Women’s Day on March 8!) – This Bridge Called My Back
6. Unconventional Romance – The Clothesline Swing READ/REVIEWED
The Well of Loneliness should work for #5 or #6, and Colonize This! will work for #2. That’s two that I’m also reading for PopSugar. I could use This Bridge Called My Back for #5 as well, since I’ve been meaning to read it, and I own it.
April Edit: Well, I didn’t do so well on the first quarter, only read half of what I planned to for this challenge. I’ve been too busy reading other things! Hopefully I can do better this next quarter.
April – June DONE!
7. Childhood favorite – Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret READ
8. Steampunk – Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve READ/REVIEWED
9. Book about the Environment/Set Outdoors (In celebration of Earth Day!) The Wolves of Winter READ/REVIEWED
10. Refugee MC (For World Refugee Day on June 20) – Little Bee by Chris Cleave READ/REVIEWED
11. Friendship – Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde READ/REVIEWED
12. Flowers or Sword on Cover – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge READ/REVIEWED
A Wrinkle in Time for #7, which also fits the Time Traveling prompt for PopSugar. It’s time I re-read it, before the movie!
July – September 5/6
13. Blame it on Litsy
14. Diverse Non-fiction – Period READ/REVIEWED
15. Set at school – Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka READ/REVIEWED
16. LGBTQIA+ MC – Less by Andrew Sean Greer READ/REVIEWED
17. Japanese Thriller – The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada READ/REVIEWED
18. Beach Read – Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett READ/REVIEWED
Radclyffe Hall will fit #16.
October – December 2/6
19. Underdog hero
20. Features a holiday – All I Want for Halloween READ
21. MC over 70 (The International Day of Older Persons is October 1)
22. New in 2018 – Summer Bird Blue READ
23. MC with Invisible Illness
24. Spooky read