Thinking Outside the Wheelhouse: How Do You Mix Up Your Reading?June 14, 2015
If you follow me on Twitter (and you definitely should), you know I'm taking part in a summer bingo challenge hosted by Books on the Nightstand. Their generator randomly picks 25 squares for you out of 140 possibilities and constructs a card designed to get you reading out of your comfort zone. In theory, you could keep generating cards until you get one that most closely fits your reading taste, but where's the fun in that?
Here's my card and the books I'm counting so far:
The challenge is also making me think a lot more about how I categorize my reads. I originally thought Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric would count toward the "currently on the bestseller list" square. Upon finishing it this morning, I took a step back and realized just how much the book had challenged my understanding of the black experience in America. I know I'm going to be rereading this one for the nuance I missed the first time through, and so it ended up on my "about a subject that challenges you" square.