The Wichita Public Library issued a challenge in 2018 with the hashtag #ReadICT. The challenge is to read 12 books in 12 months and in 12 categories in 2018. Reading 12 books in a year is not much of a challenge for me, but reading them in 12 categories will be.
I say “will be”, because I decided to accept the challenge. In fact, a handful of friends here in Kansas have joined me and we formed our own Facebook page to track our progress, educate one another on what we are reading, do mini-book reviews, etc.
This will be a challenge for me because I am usually a one-genre reader. I mostly read non-fiction religion and some history here and there. The 12 categories that are a part of this challenge are as follows:
- January – a library book – I am currently reading Wyatt Earp: A Vigilant Life by Andrew C. Isenberg.
- February – a detective novel or true crime book – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works on Sherlock Holmes will probably a target for me during this month.
- March – a book about reading or writing – I might return to Mortimer J. Adler’s How to Read a Book.
- April – a book set somewhere you’ve never been – Not sure yet
- May – a book recommended/given/loaned to you by a friend – If you want to suggest a book, I am “all ears.”
- June – a book with an animal on the cover – Have no idea yet
- July – a graphic novel – Again, not a clue yet
- August – an essay or short story collection – Any thoughts?
- September – a book by an author of a different ethnicity than you – I am leaning towards reading a book from one of the civil rights leaders from the 50’s and 60’s
- October – a book about a topic in the news – We will have to wait and see “what is happening” in October.
- November – a book published the year you were born – This is probably the category I am most intrigued by. 1977 here I come!
- December – a book by an author slated to visit Wichita in 2018 – Last year, we had Dave Barry and Stephen King visit us in my hometown. Not sure about this year.
If you want in this challenge and want to join our Facebook page, let me know!