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More Challenges for 2019

Remember this post, not a week old, and my insistence that I wasn’t going to join more than one official year-long challenge? Yeah, well, I’m weak and the internet is full of good ideas.

Nick’s Chapter-a-Day Read-Alongs

Four books, 365 chapters.

  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – January 1 to May 8
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – May 9 to September 2
  • Lilith by George MacDonald – September 3 to October 19
  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens – October 20 to December 31

All the Details: Announcing the 2019 Chapter-a-Day Read-Along

2019 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Is it okay to join a challenge for something I was going to do anyway? I’m going to say “yes,” especially when it comes to nonfiction.

My goal is to read at least 36% nonfiction, which is about what I averaged in 2018.

I hesitate to set a list, but here are a few titles I’d like to get to in 2019:

  • Laurant: Man of Many Mysteries by Gabe Fajuri
  • Jay’s Journal of Anomalies by Ricky Jay
  • The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
  • Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellin
  • The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  • The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

All the Details: 2019 Nonfiction Reading Challenge