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“I wrote a poem about it, and then threw it away, because that’s the last thing I need right now: More words dedicated to people who will never dedicate a single thing to me.”

*pauline television (2020)
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ʝ books (2020)

  • Read a YA nonfiction book:
    • girl code: gaming, going viral, and getting it done - andrea gonzales & sophie houser
    • #notyourprincess: voices of native american women - lisa charleyboy
  • Read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairy tale, or myth by an author of color:
    • dark and deepest red - anna marie mclemore (pub. jan 14th 2020)
    • beloved - toni morrison
  • Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman:
    • drive your plow over the bones of the dead - olga tokarczuk
    • the guest list - lucy foley
  • Read a graphic memoir:
    • good talk - mira jacobs
    • the complete persepolis - marjane satrapi
  • Read a book about a natural disaster:
    • dry - neal & jarrod shusterman
  • Read a play by an author of color and/or queer author:
    • how i learned to drive - paula vogel
  • Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII:
    • lovely war - julie berry
    • the underground railroad - colson whitehead
  • Read an audiobook of poetry:
    • dog songs - mary oliver
  • Read the LAST book in a series:
    • the hand on the wall (truly devious #3) - maureen johnson (pub. january 21st 2020)
  • Read a book that takes place in a rural setting:
    • dress codes for small towns - courtney stevens
  • Read a debut novel by a queer author:
    • the black flamingo - dean atta
    • something to talk about - meryl wilsner (pub. may 26th 2020)
  • Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own:
    • unashamed - leah vernon
    • beyond belief - jenna miscavige hill
  • Read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before:
    • notes from a young black chef - kwame onwuachi
    • salt, fat, acid, heat - samin nosrat
  • Read a romance starring a single parent:
    • it takes two to tumble - cat sebastian
    • sustained - emma chase
  • Read a book about climate change:
    • parable of the sower - octavia butler
    • greenwood - michael christie (pub. february 25th 2020)
  • Read a doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman:
    • fingersmith - sarah waters
    • the priory of the orange tree - samantha shannon
  • Read a sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages):
    • all systems red (murderbot diaries #1) - martha wells
    • emergency skin - n.k. jemisin
  • Read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community:
    • monstress - marjorie m. liu
  • Read a book by or about a refugee:
    • the boat - nam le
  • Read a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the US or the UK:
    • amal unbound - aisha saeed
  • Read a book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non):
    • monstress - marjorie m. liu
    • get a life, chloe brown - talia hibbert
  • Read a horror book published by an indie press:
    • seed - ania ahlborn
    • kill creek - scott thomas
  • Read an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical):
  • Read a book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author:
    • the marrow thieves - cherie dimaline
    • there there - tommy orange
    • #notyourprincess: voices of native american women - lisa charleyboy

bonus task for myself: read at least 5 books by trans authors, and at least 5 books featuring trans or non-binary main characters

    • birthday - meredith russo
    • i'm afraid of men - vivek shraya
    • cemetery boys - aiden thomas (pub. june 9th 2020)
    • something that may shock and discredit you - daniel mallory ortberg (pub. january 28th 2020)
dec 26 2019 ∞
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