Winter Readathon 2023: Recommandaties

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Hello dear people,

It’s us again! For every reading challenge, we collected a list with book recommendations you could read for the challenges. Of course, you don’t have to stick to this list and read something entirely different that also fits the challenges, but for those who are a bit lost, here are some ideas. Check out the rules to make sure your book counts. Most books on this list count for multiple challenges! For more recommendations by fellow Flanorians check our Storygraph Challenge Page

Read a book:

      1. By a Flanor guest

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories by Maxim Osipov 

  • De hemel is altijd paars by Sholeh Rezazadeh

  • The Hidden Girl by Ken Liu (and other stories by him)

  • Buitenleven by Nina Polak

  • Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (translated by Adiëlle Westercappel)


       2. A Flanor reading group is currently reading

  • Drunken Boat: Winter-themed poetry

  • Electric Sheep: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

  • Go Lyttle Booke: The Mabinogion

  • LEES!: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Leesbare leeslijst: Eva by Carry van Bruggen

  • Magisch Afvoerputje: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

  • Romance Junkies: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

  • The … & the …: Babel by R.F. Kuang

  • YA: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

  • Cult of Dionysus: African Myths and Legends by Sola Owonibi 

Check with the reading group to make sure that this list is accurate!


      3. Recommended by a Flanorian

Everything on this list counts and any of the books shown on our social media. Also the recommendations from the previous readathons and books added to our Storygraph Challenge Page

  • The Selection series (recommended by Melanie)

  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


       4. Participate in a Flanor activity 

We are doing various activities during the week of the readathon. More information               about this will be announced in group chats, on the site and on Instagram!


      5. We will discuss in the live stream

Laser squid goes house hunting by Douglas DiCicco. A link to a webpage with the story can be found here as well as the audio (it’s 20 minutes in total). 


     6. A novel that’s not translated from your L1 or L2*

*A novel translated from another language (other than Dutch or English)

  • Invisible Planets edited by Ken Liu (Chinese)

  • Het Oneindige Verhaal (The Endless Story) by Michael Ende (German)

  • Kim Yiuoung, born 1982 by Nam-Joo Cho (Korean)

  • Childhood by Tove Ditlevsen (Danish)

  • In Defense of Witches by Mona Chollet (French)

  • Oscar en oma Rozerood by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (French)

  • The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski (Polish)

  • De schaduw van de wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spanish)

  • The Reader’s Room by Antoine Laurain (French)


       7. By a BIPOC author

  • Klara and the Sun by Kazua Ishiguro

  • Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

  • The Fifth Season by N.K.Jemisin

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

  • The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

  • Babel by R.F. Kuang

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


       8. With illustrations

Any kind of illustration is allowed! So comic books, graphic novels, picture books, books with illustrations in the margins, etc. 

  • A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Children's book)

  • Zestig lentes by Aimée de Jongh (Graphic Novel)

  • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (Graphic Novel)

  • Nimona by ND Stevenson

  • Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

  • Komi can’t communicate by Tomohito Oda (Manga, available online)


       9. An article from the Literatief

New members can also read the Literatief on the site!


      10. Book with a disabled main character

  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

  • You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

  • A curse so dark and lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

  • Joe Speedboot by Tommy Wieringa

  • Een schitterend gebrek by Arthur Japin


       11. With animals

  • Reynard the Fox retold by Anne Louise Avery

  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

  • Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach & Russell Munson

  • Grote Panda & Kleine Draak by James Norbury

  • Charlotte’s web by E.B. white

  • De wonderbare reis by Nils Holgerson

  • A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

  • De wonderbare reis by Nils Holgerson

  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman


       12. You’d love to reread

  • They both die at the end by Adam Silvera

  • Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Nicole Dijkstra)

  • The book thief by Markus Zusak (Melanie)

  • Kruistocht in spijkerbroek by Thea Beckman (Yrsa)

  • Anne of green gables by L. M. Montgomery (Wiegert)


      13. With a winter theme

  • De zilverboom/The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley

  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

  •  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman


       14. A happily ever after 

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

  • Loveless by Alice Oseman


       15. A folk tale inspired 

  • Percy Jackson by RIck Riordan

  • Norse mythology by Neil Gaiman

  • Stone Blind: Medusa's story by Natalie Haynes

  • The song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman

  • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

  • Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan


       16. A food theme

  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

  • Alles wat er was by Hanna Bervoets 

  • Liefde, als dat het is by Marijke Schermer

  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


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