Reading Challenge 2021

I have received a challenge to read books that satisfy certain criteria. I hope this post helps me track my progress in meeting that challenge.

By a female author of colour: Rania Abouzeid's “No turning back”.

By a Singaporean author: Crispin Rodrigues's “The Nomad Principle”.

By a South-east Asian author: Minfong Ho's “Sing to the dawn”.

A book in translation: Kafka's “The metamorphosis”. Translated by Ian Johnston.

A graphic novel: Naoki Urasawa's “Mujirishi: The sign of dreams”.

A book of essays: Donatella Di Cesare's “Immunodemocracy”.

A book of short stories: Jennani Durai's “Regrettable things that happened yesterday”.

Over 400 pages: Rabindranath Tagore's “Gora”.+

Published in 2021: Tahereh Mafi's “An emotion of great delight”.^

Published before you were born: Eric Linklater's “Poet's pub”.

A book you've read before: E.B. White's “Charlotte's Web”.

A book about changing the world: Azra Raza's “The first cell”.^

A book about changing your self: Eckhart Tolle's “The power of now”.^

A book you judged by its cover: Jerome K. Jerome's “Three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog!)”.

A book you suspect you won't enjoy: Dr Mike Goldsmith's “Horribly famous: Inventors and their bright ideas”.^

An author's debut: Heather Morris's “The tattooist of Auschwitz”.

With the word “moon” in its title: Mark Andrew Poe's “The amazing adventures of Harry Moon”.

A well-known book you never got around to reading: Kurt Vonnegut's “Slaughterhouse five”.

A book that's been adapted to a movie or TV show: Yossi Ghinsberg's “Jungle”.

Borrowed from a friend: H.G. Wells's “War of the worlds”.

^: I've only read it in part.

+: I've not read it yet. (As of 17 July 2021).

I saw such a reading challenge, on a piece of paper, at a book-store called The Moon, on the island of Singapore.