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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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ROW80 Update – Books, books and more books!

It’s Sunday again, so it’s time for my ROW80 update, especially considering I completely forgot to write a small post on Wednesday.

First things first: My writing is suffering. Once again I have not written any short stories in a week. All my writing was academic (3 assignments) plus a few updates for this blog like the anticipated review of The Imitation Game.

At this point I’m considering changing my goals for ROW80, as there is still over a month to go. My new aim is to write 3 short stories per week. That’ll definitely remove some pressure.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On February 14

Hello! Alaaf, Helau and all that jazz.

Nice to see you.

Perfect timing, the kettle’s just boiled. Would you like coffee or tea?

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve been studying a lot, but I’m finally making progress. This week alone I managed to hand in 3 assignments, and I’m already working on the fourth. I also got one assignment back already: B+ on the first assignment on that particular course. Not a bad start (even though I’m a bit peeved I missed getting an A- by 1%…).

If we were having coffee, we’d talk about books at length. I’ve spent ages compiling my lists for the Read Harder & Popsugar Reading Challenges, only to find that the lists include some of the same categories. So I spent time altering them, and adding my own categories, which resulted in Study. Read. Write’s 60 Books ChallengeIf you feel up to it, join me at #60Books. I might actually make this an annual event.

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