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2018 Reading Self-Challenge

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Goal is 30.

- William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return, by Ian Doescher
- Elric of Melniboné, by Michael Moorcock
Imperium in Imperio, by Sutton E. Griggs
Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and translation by Philippe Jaworski
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, translated by Daniel Lauzon
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, translated by Daniel Lauzon
Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Christopher Fry
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, by Hayao Miyazaki
William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher
- William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh, id.
- Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Three other comic books which I count as one
William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge by Ian Doescher
Orlando Furioso by Ariosto and Italo Calvino
Il visconte dimezzatto by Italo Calvino
Röde Orm, Volume One by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
Portrait du traducteur en escroc by Bernard Hoepffner
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley
Il barone rampante by Italo Calvino
Röde Orm, Volume Two by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
Il cavaliere inesistente by Italo Calvino


Translations read: Completed
Non-fiction: 0/3
Books in Spanish: 0/1

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I didn't set an official challenge this year, as I found the pressure of meeting a benchmark forced me to waste my life finishing shitty books. Here's what I've finished thus far:

1. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock.
2. Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams.
3. American Sniper by Chris Kyle.
4. Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff.
5. Conscience of a Conservative by Jeff Flake.
6. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel.
7. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.
8. Watchmen by Alan Moore.
9. Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin.
10. Hunger by Roxane Gay.
11. The grace of Kings by Ken Liu.
12. Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh.
13. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata.
14. Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler.
15. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay.
16. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.
17. Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows.
18. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
19. Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China by Alex Ash.
20. Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt.
21. China in Ten Words by Hua Yu.
22. The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom by John Pomfret.
23. Nine Continents: A Memoir in and Out of China by Xiaolu Guo.
24. Age of Ambition Evan Osnos.
25. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss.
26. Midnight in Peking by Paul French.
27. To Live by Hua Yu.
28. The Outsider by Stephen King.
29. Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones.
30. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison.
31. The Long Walk Richard Bachman.
32. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.
33. The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman.
34. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert.
35. On China by Henry Kissinger.
36. The Soul of America by Jon Meacham.
37. We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman.
38. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer.

Wow, less than half fiction. Didn't realize that until typing it all out.

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I like to read one work of fiction and one work of non-fiction at any given time. Non-fiction works best on my commute. That being said, I've read a ton of fiction this year and only a bit of non-fiction. But, I'm currently reading The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan and really enjoying seeing history from a non Euro-centric perspective.

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