Hope your well and keeping safe and well in these crazy times. In today’s blog post I will be explaining a few of this years POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompts. When I studied the prompts I don’t mind admitting there are a few I didn’t know there meaning. So I did a bit of research and here’s my findings!
6th prompt- A bildungsroman.
Bildung- stands for educational
roman-stands for novel
It a novel that deals with a persons troubled childhood and shows their moral growth through to adulthood. These types of books are usually written in the first person.
Emma by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
11th prompt- An Anthology
This is a collection of poems or other published pieces of writing.
12th prompt- A book that passes the Bechdel Test.
The Bechdel Test is also known as Bechdel- Wallace Test. It’s a representation of woman’s fiction in which two women are having a conversation about something other than men! It was introduced in 1985 by Alison Bechdel who was an American cartoonist creating friends Liz Wallace and Verginia Woolf.
22nd prompt- A book about or by a woman in STEM.
STEM stands for Sience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boy’s Club by Eileen Pollack
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
32nd prompt- A book by a WOC.
WOC- stands for Woman Of Colour.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
An American Marriage by Tayori Jones
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
And last but not least…
39th prompt- Read a band book during Band Book Week.
This is a yearly event in September and this year runs from 20th to 26th. This is a celebration for the freedom to read books that maybe seen as unorthodox or are unpopular.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
I really hope this post was helpful in some way! I’ve certainly learnt a few things (Namely that I don’t get abbreviations!!!!!)
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