ROW80 – Midweek Madness

Hello, my lovely fellow ROWers!

I completely forgot that yesterday was Wednesday, so I’m a day late with my update, although there is not much to tell at the moment.

I didn’t write. Again. I’ve got loads of ideas, and I try to make a note of all of them, but other things like family and course assignments take precedence.

And this blog. It might not look like much, only posting Character Inspiration, Setting Inspiration and Story Prompts for most of the week, but they require research to give proper copyright acknowledgment and sometimes it does take quite a while to find that info.

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Help! Books to read for Reading Challenges

Need a few pointers of where to start finding what books to read for the Read Harder, Popsugar 2015 or Study. Read. Write’s 60 Books Challenges?

Let me help you!

The titles compiled below are meant to help you get started on the challenges to give you an idea where to look and which books to consider. For each category, there are hundreds of options in every language though I stuck to English for my list.

If you know any other examples that simply SHOULD be included, please let me know in the comments. Please note that depending on your location and language, the titles, availability and whether the books are banned or not may differ from this list.

Authors who published their first books under the age of 25 include:

Jonathan Safran Foer was 25 (Everything is Illuminated),
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was 25 (Purple Hibiscus),
Norman Mailer was 25 (The Naked and the Dead),
Michael Chabon was 25 (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh),
Bret Easton Ellis was 21 (Less Than Zero),
Zadie Smith was 25 (White Teeth),
Françoise Sagan was 19 (Bonjour tristesse),
Mary Shelley was 21 (Frankenstein),
Christopher Paolini was 19 (Eragon),
S.E. Hinton was 19 (The Outsiders).

For further suggestions, check out my Goodreads Shelf for Authors Under 25.

Authors under 25: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Authors under 25: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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