19 in 2021

Run by The Literary Life.



  1. A poetry anthology:
    • Devotions by Mary Oliver (not read yet)
  2. A book (or selection) of letters:
    • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (not read yet)
    • Jack Kerouac
    • LGBT letters — check shelves
  3. A book from your TBR stack:
    • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (Completed June 28th)
  4. An Ancient Greek or Roman work:
    • The Persians by Aeschylus (Completed April 6th)
  5. A Book on Education, Art, or Literature:
    • Sarah’s Scribbles #3: Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (Completed July 1st)
  6. A Victorian Novel:
    • A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Completed June 22nd)
  7. A Lesser-Known Work by a Well-Known Author:
    • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Completed April 6th)
  8. A Shakespeare Play:
    • Twelfth Night (not read yet)
    • or The Burn of the Underworld
  9. A Book You Have Avoided:
    • The Mists of Avalon #1: The Mistress of Magic by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Completed June 19th)
  10. Finish A Book You Started But Never Finished:
    • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Completed July 13th)
  11. A Literary Biography:
  12. Something Russian: (a play, short story, novel, or novella)
    • Watch #1: The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (not (re-)read yet)
  13. A Regional or Local Book:
  14. A 14th, 15th, or 16th century book: (A book written in, set in, or about.)
  15. A Book in a Genre You Don’t Normally Read:
    • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Completed July 2nd)
  16. An Obscure Book Mentioned by Thomas Banks: (or any other mentioned on his podcast)
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (not read yet)
  17. A Light Comedic Novel:
  18. An “Other World” Book:
    • Secret Keepers #1: The House of Darken by Jaymin Eve (Completed July 7th)
  19. A Travel Book:
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