Reading Challenge, New Genres, Faraway Times/Places, and Families

reading challengeAre you reading along on the Read Along with Emilie Richards 2018 Reading Challenge. It’s still not too late to start.

You’ll find information plus a printable list here.

But even if you aren’t doing our challenge, read on. The final week of each month I recap what some readers have chosen to fill categories on the reading challenge. You might pick up some suggestions you can’t wait to try.

This month we’ll look at three categories. I am, as always, grateful to the faithful, enthusiastic readers in my Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group. We’re always open to new readers, so come join us. You can interact or just laugh with us and take notes. I guarantee you will be amazed at how many books some people (Janet, I’m talking about you) can read each month. I am in awe–and as an author, profoundly grateful.

I’ve added my own choices at the end of each category. I had to read each of these books for another purpose, but I discovered that each fit somewhere on the list. This is a hint, by the way. You won’t be starting from scratch if you join us now. Look over the books you’ve read “just because” this year. I bet some of them will be perfect for our challenge.

This month’s categories and choices:
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1–A novel set in a different century and in a country not your own.

  • The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz–who won the Nobel Prize. (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street.)
  • Song of a Captive Bird – Jasmin Darznik
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (and more in the series)
  • Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne

reading challenge2–A family saga.

  • The Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes–multiple books.
  • One More Moon – Ralph Webster
  • Beach Music by Pat Conroy
  • The O’Brien family in Sherryl Woods’s Chesapeake Shores Series.
  • Roses by Leila Meacham
  • The Hearts of Men by Nikolas Butler

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3–A novel from a genre (romance, sci-fi, etc.) that you rarely or never read.

  • Any book by Stephen King or Dean Koontz
  • Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung (graphic novel)
  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole Georges (Graphic Novel)
  • Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick (ghosts)
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Steig Larson. (thriller)
  • Indelible by Adelia Saunders (magical realism)

Thank you to: Joan, Janet, Denise, Cheryl, Sally, Tina and Kim for sharing. Of course there are millions of books that fit one category or more. Find the ones you’ve just been dying to read and Read Along With Emilie Richards.

Thanks also to Toa Heftiba on Unsplash for the fabulous photo at the top.

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