I decided to be a little more structured in my book and script reading this year, so I’m taking part in a few reading challenges. I just finished the first book/script (Twelfth Night) and I’m really enjoying the community and encouragement that comes along with reading something at the same time as others!
I’m participating in two year-long challenges and one quarterly challenge. Two are Native-author based.
1) The “Native Literature Challenge” is hosted on Instagram by @nativegirlsreading and is a more open challenge. It gives you a certain type of book to read by a Native author, so you choose your own books, and is not necessarily time-focused (outside of them being sometime this year.)
2) The “Shakespeare 2020” project is about reading through all of Shakespeare’s works in one year, with a set schedule for that play/work. It’s hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C., lead by Ian Doescher, who many might know from his “Star Wars Shakespeare” series. You can go to iandoescher.com or there’s a Shakespeare 2020 Facebook group.
3) The #ErdrichMedicineReadalong is reading six of Native author Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” series in the first three months of the year. It’s hosted on Instagram by @erins_library and @thunderbirdwomanreads.
It’s not too late to join any of them, and definitely let me know if you’re doing these challenges or have another reading challenge!
And big ups to Erin Tripp for letting me know about the two Native author challenges!