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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Build Your Library 2021 Reading Challenge



I homeschool my kids. We've always used a combination of many different curricula - picking and choosing what best fits the kids' goals each year. We started using the Charlotte Mason-based curriculum Build Your Library this year and wish we'd known about it all along! Lots of fantastic literature. This is the 2021 reading challenge put together by creators of the Build Your Library curriculum. The theme is Hygge. 

"Hygge is a Danish word that describes a lifestyle placing emphasis on coziness and happy living. Hygge can be anything from eating your favorite meal with the people you love to wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket and reading by candlelight. In 2021, embrace the hygge lifestyle by reading books that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort with the people you hold dear."

https://buildyourlibrary.com/2021-build-your-library-reading-challenge/ 

I'll be using this post to keep track of my reading for this challenge. 

Completed 14 out of 41 books as of 14 April 2021.

✅  A book with your favorite color on the cover
       Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 

❑  A story that takes place under the sea

❑  A story set in a country you want to visit 

❑  A story written in verse

❑  A story set in a library

✅  A story inspired by mythology
        Never Say Never by Justine Manzano

❑  A fairy tale retold

❑  A book written by an Indigenous author

❑  A genre you never pick up (ex: mystery, romance, fantasy…)

✅  A book about a game
        We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

✅  A sequel you have been meaning to pick up
       the witch doesn't burn in this one by amanda lovelace

✅  A book with a household pet in the story
       
The Squeaky Clean Skeleton by R.A. Muth

❑  A book in translation

❑  A book by a favorite author

✅  A book by an author you have never read from before
       Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

❑  A book you think will be a new favorite

❑  A book that was released the year you were born

❑  A book about food

❑  A book with a house on the cover

❑  A book that makes you feel nostalgic

✅  A new release you are excited about
      Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

❑  A book recommended by a friend

❑  A book that a family member loves

❑  A biography or memoir

❑  A classic

❑  A book published in your lifetime that you think should be considered a classic

✅ A book that won an award
      Between Wild and Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson 

❑  A book about an issue that is important to you

✅  A book written by a person of color
        Cheat Sheets for Life: Over 750 hacks for health, happiness and success by  Ayesha Ratnayake

✅  A short story collection
      
Black Cat Crossing: A Collection of 11 Cozy Mysteries to Celebrate Halloween

❑  A book that was adapted into a movie or television show

❑  A book about music

✅  A book with LGBTQIA+ representation
       
Chasing The Taillights by Kate Larkindale 

❑  A play

❑  A book written by a local author

✅ A non-fiction book about a topic you want to learn more about
      Little House in the Suburbs 
by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins

❑  A book about girls in STEM

❑  A book set in your favorite vacation destination (ex: beach, camping, amusement park…)

✅ A book with an animal on the cover
      Queer Icons and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi

❑  A book with a cover that makes you feel cozy

❑  Your favorite book
       To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee




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