“I particularly enjoyed the fable about the Leopard changing his spots.”
My Authors Water Cooler Reading Challenge selections for 2021. Out of a list of 50 categories, the participant chooses 12, the idea being you read one a month. I hope I do better at this year’s than last year’s. Last year, it seemed I just picked a lot of duds. Sorry any authors who were on that list! Or maybe I just was not in the mood to read much.
- Dearly Departed: A book by an author who died within the past four years.
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
- I spy: A book featuring spies or espionage.
Secret Agent: Britain’s Wartime Secret Service, David Stafford
- That old black magic: A paranormal novel.
Fledgling, Octavia Butler OR
The Death of the Necromancer, Martha Wells
- East meets West: A book taking place in Asia.
Empress, Shan Sa
- Keep up with the Joneses: A book everyone else seems to have read but you have not.
Wicked, Gregory Maguire
- Tag team: A book by more than one author.
What a Character! 20th Century Advertising Icons, Warren Dotz, Jim Morton
- Matryoshka books: A book mentioned or discussed inside another book.
The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
- Bits and pieces: An anthology (poetry, short stories, whatever).
The Dragon Quintet, Marvin Kaye (ed.)
- Out of this world: A book taking place in space or on another planet.
Brightness Falls from the Air, Joan D. Vinge
- Freebies: A book you (legally) obtained without paying for.
You Look Like A Thing and I love You, Janelle Shae
- Read it again, Sam: Reread a book you have already read.
Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
- Out of the park on first at-bat: A debut.
The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons
- Pixies and Dryads and Elves, oh my!: A high fantasy.
Fire and Blood, George R.R. Martin