2014 Reading Challenge

This year’s reading challenge is much simpler because it is a progression of my challenges in 2013 and 2012.

Since I didn’t complete the Heritage Reads challenge of 2013, I’m going to do my best to pick up the slack this year. My biggest concern is reading Haitian writers; I have very little patience when I read in French but many of these writers’ works are not in translation.

  • 10 Haitian writers
  • 10 Latin@ writers
  • 10 African writers
  • 10 Caribbean writers

The next part of my challenge is inspired by John Russell Stanger’s challenge. I’m not sure if I can “forsake white writers” altogether (I already plan to re-read the Hunger Games trilogy; this is non-negotiable) but I can certainly make books written by people of color the overwhelming majority!

  • Read at least 85% books by people of color

That’s it! Nothing fancy this year. Eventually I think I may not need to have challenges based on racial diversity. The goal is to have this sort of reading become natural for me.

How are you challenging yourself this year? Share in the comments below!


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