Reading Challenge 2022

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: Loung Ung. “Lulu in the sky: A daughter of Cambodia finds love, healing, and double happiness”.

By a Singaporean author: Alfian Sa'at. “A history of amnesia: poems”.

By a South-east Asian author: Loung Ung's “Lucky child: A daughter of Cambodia reunites with the sister she left behind”.

A book in translation: Written by Antonio Iturbe. Translated by Lilit Zekulin Thwaites. “The librarian of Auschwitz”.

A graphic novel: Arakawa Hiromu's “Silver Spoon”. Volumes 1 to 15. (Translated by Amanda Haley).

A book of essays: George Orwell. “Such, such were the joys”.+

A book of short stories: Rebecca Otowa's “The mad Kyoto shoe swapper, and other short stories”.

An author unfamiliar to you: Ray Bradbury. “Fahrenheit 451”.

A book set in a country you've never been to: Tuomas Kyrö. Translated by David McDuff. “The beggar & the hare”.

Over 400 pages: Harriet Beecher Stowe's “Uncle Tom's cabin”.

Under 200 pages: L. Frank Baum's “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”.

Published in 2022: Tyus D. Williams. Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat. “A day in the life of big cats: What do lions, tigers and panthers get up to all day?”

Published before you were born: William Shakespeare's “The tempest”.

A book you have read before: Roald Dahl. “Charlie and the chocolate factory “.

A book you've tried to read but did not finish: Charles Eisenstein's (2021) book, titled “Sacred economics, revised: money, gift & society in the age of transition”.^

A book about changing the world: Mark E. Thomas's “99%: Mass impoverishment and how we can end it”.+

A book about self-improvement: Willie Cheng's book, (published in 2009): “Doing good well: what does (and does not) make sense in the nonprofit world”.^

A book you judged by its cover: “Thinking about democracy”. (1989). Edited by Cedric H.C. Pan.+

A book that challenges you: Cryan, Shatil, and Piero. “Capitalism: A graphic guide”.

An author's debut: Jean Rhys. “Quartet”.

With the word “moon” in its title: “Eric Moon: The life and library times”. Written by Kenneth F. Kister. +

A well-known book you never got around to reading: Viktor E. Frankl. “Man's search for meaning”.

A book that's been adapted to a movie or TV show: Charles Dickens. “A Christmas Carol, and other Christmas writings”.

Borrowed from a friend: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' “The tunnel and the light: Essential insights on living and dying”.


^: I've only read it in part.

+: I've not read it yet. (As of 16 July 2022).

This reading challenge was inspired by a book-store called The Moon.