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Flanor Summer Readathon 2021: recommendations

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. Some books might count for multiple challenges!

Almost every book on this list has been read by a Flanor Reading Group in the past!

 

Read/finish a book:

 

  1. a reading group is currently reading

- Cult of Dionysos is reading Mythos by Stephen Fry

- Egel & Haas is reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

- Electric Sheep is reading We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

- LEES! is reading NW by Zadie Smith

- Leesbare Leeslijst is reading Het Gym by Karin Amatmoekrim

- Let’s Get Educated is reading Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

- Midnight Dreary is reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

- Oblomov Light is reading King Stakh’s Wild Hunt by Uladzimir Karadkevich

- Romance Junkies is reading Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

- Shakespeare & Co is reading Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Speech Bubble is reading Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

- Stoelendans is reading A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

- The … & the … is reading Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

- Young Adult is reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

 

      2. recommended by a Flanorian

See this list.

 

      3. by a Flanor guest

- John Flanagan

- Ronald Giphart

- Jeff VanderMeer

- Arjen Lubach 

- Kader Abdolah 

- Özcan Akyol

- Hanna Bervoets

- Raoul de Jong

- Joke van Leeuwen

- Karin Amatmoekrim 

(For more, check Flanor’s social media)

 

      4. an own voices book

- On earth we’re briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

- The Enlightenment of the Greenage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

- Real life by Brandon Taylor

- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

- NW by Zadie Smith

- Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

- Witte Onschuld (White Innocence) by Gloria Wekker

- If Beale Streets could talk by James Baldwin

- Bananengeneratie by Pete Wu

- Het Gym by Karin Amatmoekrim 

 

       5. that we’ll discuss in the Livestream on Saturday

- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (A short story with an audio option)

 

       6. collection of poems

- Habitus by Radna Fabias

- Eigen Kamers by Esmé van den Boom

- Olijven moet je leren lezen by Ellen Deckwitz (anthology of poems and tips for learning to read them)

- Hogere natuurkunde by Ellen Deckwitz

- Bowman by Dean Bowen

- Wat je moet doen als je over een nijlpaard struikelt by Edward van de Vendel

- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

 

       7. graphic novel

- Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

- On a sunbeam by Tillie Walden 

- Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

- Witchlight by Jessi Zabarski

- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

- Habibi by Craig Thompson

- De genezing van de krekel by Toon Tellegen

 

       8. essay

- Wat is een literaire canon, hoe komt zoiets tot stand en wat hebben we eraan? by Marjolein Heemstra 

- Wat een blik in de ruimte met je perspectief op de wereld kan doen by Marjolein Heemstra 

- Elon Musk en Jeff Bezos willen de ruimte koloniseren. Maar kolonisatie hoort thuis in de geschiedenisboeken, niet in de ruimte by Marjolein Heemstra 

- The Politics of Recognition in the Age of Social Media by William Davies: 

- Everyone nominated for the Joost Zwagerman Essayprijs 

- A New AI Lexicon by a selection of authors

- Haat doet leven? by Jan Postma

 

      9. young adult book

- Radio silence by Alice Oseman

- One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

- A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

 

     10. science-fiction

- We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

- The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

- All Systems Red by Martha Wells

- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

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

- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

- Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

 

     11. with magic in it

- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samatha Shannon

- Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames 

- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

 

     12. to movie adaptation

- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

- Paddington by Michael Bond

- A Midsummers Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

- Lord of the Rings or Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

- The Giver by Lois Lowry

- Shadow and Bone or Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

- Any Marvel or DC comic which has a movie

 

     13. from Dutch literature

- Het Gym by Karin Amatmoekrim

- Dennie is een Star by Maartje Wortel

- Het smelt by Lize Spit

- Echo by Thomas Oldeheuvelt

- Hex (Hex) by Thomas Oldeheuvelt 

- De zwarte met het witte hart (The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi) by Arthur Japin

- De avond is ongemak (The Discomfort of the Evening) by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

- Maar je ziet er helemaal niet autistisch uit (But You Don’t Look Autistic at All) by Bianca Toeps

 

      14. with dark vibes

- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

- The Shining by Stephen King

- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

 

      15. in another language

- Narziß und Goldmund by Hermann Hesse (German)

- Le Gone du Chaâba by Azouz Begag (French)

Or you could combine this challenge with another challenge and read a book in translation

 

     16. participate in a Flanor activity 

- The livestream that we’re organizing on the 28th of August for The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.


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