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Reading in 2019 Resource Page

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”33393″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2017 I started a reading challenged focused on books from Morocco.

Last year with my pregnancy and other life commitments I didn’t have the time to run the challenge again.

So, this year when I found out a few other bloggers were joining with Mary Jo Manzanares founder of The Travel Reading List for a general reading challenge I was ready to get on board and share again!

The premise is simple; read 2 books a month for a total of 24 books in a year with the option to read 6 additional “challenge” books.

Instead of specific books you’ll be given a prompt to choose a book that fits.

You can also join the Facebook group where book discussion and inspiration happens.

Below you’ll find the prompts to get started![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Basic Challenge (an average of two books per month)

  1. A book by an author of a different nationality than you
  2. A book with a destination in the title (country, city, state, geographic area)
  3. A book about food
  4. A book published in 2019
  5. A book set in a destination you want to visit
  6. A book about a controversial topic
  7. A book that inspires you to travel
  8. A book where the main character is female
  9. A book on the New York Times Best Seller List
  10. A book that is a debut novel
  11. A book that is the first in a series
  12. A best seller from 2018
  13. A book written by a person of color
  14. A book with a one-word title
  15. A book about a historical event that happened in your lifetime
  16. A travelogue
  17. A book published by a small press
  18. A book set on the continent of Africa
  19. A book about a quest
  20. A book on one of your hobbies
  21. A true crime story
  22. A book about books (bookstores and/or libraries)
  23. A book with a red cover
  24. A book that is next in a series you enjoy

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Advanced Challenge: (an additional six books)

  1. A book with a Muslim main character
  2. A book published before 1900
  3. A book set in a war or conflict zone
  4. A book set in or about a natural disaster
  5. A book that won a literary award
  6. A book in the humor genre

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  1. The Tenth Gift – Jane Johnson (likely to have at least one character that isn’t your nationality)
  2. Leaving Tangier – Taher ben Jelloun
  3. For Bread Alone – Mohamed Choukri
  4. still researching – will update!
  5. updating
  6. Another Morocco: selected stories
  7. The Alchemist
  8. In Morocco – Edith Wharton
  9. updating
  10. Sweetness in the Belly
  11. updating
  12. updating
  13. updating
  14. Tangerine – Christine Mangan
  15. Allah’s Garden
  16. updating
  17. updating
  18. Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits – Laila Lalami
  19. updating
  20. updating
  21. updating
  22. updating
  23. The Last Storytellers
  24. updating

Advanced

  1. The Moor’s Account – Laila Lalami
  2. updating
  3. Lords of the Atlas (past conflict zone)
  4. updating
  5. updating
  6. updating

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