Resources

The links below connect you to resources I recommend that go beyond the blog's book reviews and readerly recommendations to further enrich the reading life.

 

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2021 Reading Challenges

The Reading Women challenge includes 24 categories with an international theme for 2021.

 

Modern Mrs. Darcy's Reading (Life) Challenge is a pick-your-own-adventure in which you pick the twelve categories to achieve based on what you want from your reading life.

 

Books and Chocolate: Back to the Classics encourages readers to go back 50+ years to read a dozen books published before 1971 fulfilling twelve specific prompts.

 

My Reader’s Block: Mount TBR includes just one category: all the books you own at the start of the year that you have yet to read. Pick your peak (the number of books you'll aim for) and climb to the top!

 

@nativegirlsreading: Native Literature posted by Mallory Whiteduck on Instagram encompasses five categories of Indigenous literature.

 

2020 Reading Challenge

Reading Women dishes out 24 categories of reading to fight the patriarchy and promote women's literature.

Modern Mrs. Darcy encourages reading for enjoyment with twelve prompts.

@nativegirlsreading: Native Literature calls attention to Indigenous literature with Mallory Whiteduck's five-category reading challenge on Instagram.

 

Support independent bookstores

Indiebound is a website for connecting you with your local bookstores from which to purchase online. Indiebound also provides tons of lists and ways to browse titles if you’re in search of a book to read.

 

A couple of my favorite independent bookstores:

Literati located in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vroman’s located in Pasadena, California

 

Bookish Podcasts

Reading Women

The purpose of Reading Women is in the name, to read more books by and about women. They host a weekly podcast showcasing books by female authors from a variety of backgrounds.

What Should I Read Next

Anne Bogel offers tailored reading recommendations to a guest of the podcast after a conversation about their reading life.

Bookable

Amanda Stern hosts episodes with established authors and emerging talent every other week.