If you haven’t seen #TheReadingQuest reading challenge floating around Twitter, then you’re missing out! The theme, concept, and graphics for this challenge are all amazing, and I’m excited to be participating for the next month. This challenge is hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight and the graphics are by CW @ Read Think Ponder. You can find out more about the challenge here, but basically you pick one of the four character classes and follow a quest that is a series of reading prompts tailored to your character class.
I am playing as a Rogue, and here’s my character card:
Here is the reading quest board. My path is the bottom row going from the bottom right corner to the bottom left.
Here are my picks for each prompt:
A Banned Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Thanks to Google, I found out that this book was banned at a high school in Texas near me. I am super late to the party on this one, but now that I have a signed copy I grabbed from Barnes & Noble, I’m ready to finally experience this highly acclaimed #ownvoices book about a Spokane Indian boy.
A Book Cover with a Partially Obscured Face: The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Ever since I finished The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, I’ve been meaning to continue the series, and here’s my chance to knock it off my TBR.
A Book with <500 Ratings on Goodreads: Fire Boy by Sami Shah. Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks recommended this book, and I’ve had the ebook for a while but haven’t gotten around to it.
A Book Published by a Small Press: Perfect Liars by Kimberly Reid. This book features a Black girl who’s valedictorian of her school, and the love interest is Asian, specifically Korean American, if I recall correctly.
A Book with a One Word Title: Adaptation by Malinda Lo. I’ve literally had this book for over a year and haven’t read it, and I’m long overdue to read it.
I don’t know how far I’ll get doing the other quests, but this is my tentative TBR for all of the other character and side quests outside of the Rogue’s path. 🙂
- The first book of a series: Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang
- A book with a verb in its title: POC Destroy Fantasy, edited by Daniel José Older
- A book with a weapon on its cover: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
- A book with a red cover: Elements: Fire A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color Edited by Taneka Stotts
- A book that has a TV/movie adaptation: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
- A book set in a different world: The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
- Potions: a book concocted by 2+ authors: This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
- Multiplayer: buddy read a book: ?
- Grind: a Book with 500+ pages: Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
- A fairy tale retelling: ?
- A book based on mythology: The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Time Warp: A book set in the past or the future: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
- Open World: read whatever you want: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
- Respawn: read a book you previously did not finish: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- A book cover with striking typography: Paris Pan Takes the Dare by Cynthea Liu
- A book that contains magic: The Speaker by Traci Chee
- Expansion: Read a companion novel or short story: Death & Night by Roshani Chokshi
- Mini-Game: Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection: The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang
- Animal Companion: Book referencing an animal in the title: The Foretelling of Georgie Spider by Ambelin Kwaymullina
- A book translated from another language: Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara, translated by Cathy Hirano