It’s been 3 months into the challenge. How am I doing?
January: Weight Loss and/or Human Trafficking– Stranger Here February: African American History Month– Negroland March: Women’s History Month– Bad Girls throughout History
- April: Autism Awareness Month
- May: Asian Pacific Heritage Month
- June: LGBT+ Pride Month
- July: National Wilderness Month (borrowed from Sept)
- August: Mental Health Awareness (borrowed from May)
- September: Hispanic Heritage Month
- October: Disability Awareness Month
- November: Native American Heritage Month
- December: Non-Christian Faith/Culture
Stranger was underwhelming and Negroland was just frustrating. Bad Girls was beautiful in are, cover, and meaning as well as being quite fun.
Big Name Press– The Nest Indie Press– Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales Old– Night Music New– The Handsworth Times
- Short –
- Long –
Near– The Day of the Donald
- Far –
The Nest was published by a subsidiary of HarperCollins publishing. The Day of the Donald is a gloriously ridiculous tale of what life might be like under a Trump presidency. It was funny and set inside the nation’s capital. Cautionary was fun because of the different takes on the tales and the various art styles. Handsworth shows grief and desperation in a realistic way that impressed me.
- Award winner/nominee
- Non-western mythology and/or fairy tale
Genre I typically avoid– Barons of the Beltway Library book– The Trees
- Book from a TV show
NPCs was great fun since I’m in a D&D campaign and we’re getting attached to our NPCs. Barons dealt with an important topic in such a biased way that I couldn’t trust if what I was seeing was actually true. Trees was a lovely tale of magical realism that shows the depth and height of the human spirit.