Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Literary Life 19 for 2021 Reading Challenge

 192021squareI will be joining The Literary Life Reading Challenge again this year. I enjoy this challenge because it gets me to read things I wouldn't otherwise read.  Also, the hosts of the podcast, Cindy Rollins, Angelina Stanford and Thomas Banks, often discuss books that will fill a category from the challenge.  I will record my progress here.

A Poetry Anthology - One Hundred and One Famous Poems (I didn't finish this - I read 130 pages)

A book (or selection) of Letters - Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

A book from Your To-Be-Read Stack - The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

An Ancient Greek or Roman Work - The Iliad by Homer

A Book on Education, Art or Literature - A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

A Victorian Novel - The Gentlewoman's Choice by George MacDonald

A Lesser-Known Book by a Well-Known Author - Home by Marilynne Robinson 

A Shakespeare Play - As You Like It

A Book You have Avoided - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile 

Finish a Book You Started but Never Finished - A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle

A Literary Biography - My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary

Something Russian - The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

A Regional or Local Book - Diggin' Up Bones by Bonnie Wright

A 14th, 15th or 16th Century Book - The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Book in a Genre You Don't Normally Read - Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael D. O'Brien

An Obscure Book Mentioned by Thomas Banks (or any book mentioned on the podcast) - Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

A Light Comedic Novel - Boo by Rene Gutteridge

An "Other World" Book - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

A Travel Book - My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell


  1. Those are interesting categories. Happy Reading.

    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to some of these categories!