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Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge - May Update: Pride & Daisy Jones & The Six

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope everyone's been staying healthy.  May seems to have passed pretty quickly in comparison to the last few couple of months as things slowly and hopefully begin to head back toward normal.  Anyway, I've now completed 10 out of 24 books of Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge!  The tasks I completed required me to read a retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color and a historical fiction novel not set in WWII.  For the tasks, I selected Pride by Ibi Zoboi and Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for June: 

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi is a unique and quickly paced YA Contemporary Pride and Prejudice retelling. It probably would have a three star rating because I didn't feel as invested as I should have been in the story itself, but I think Elizabeth Acevedo's narration of the audiobook was fantastic. She does a fantastic job of bringing the cast and their world to life. The production of the audiobook definitely bumped this up from three stars to four.

My review is also on Goodreads.

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an all new favorite. I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and gave it a try. I don't know why I was worried since I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I think I liked this one a little more actually. I can't recommend this enough, especially on audiobook. The audiobook has a great full cast of incredibly talented narrators, including a couple of my favorites with January LaVoy (totally the reason I decided to listen in this format) and Julia Whelan. I'm going to have to read more books set in the 1970s which I tend to skip over. I can't wait to try whatever this author cares to write next.

My review is also on Goodreads.

Next Up For Jine:

Read a mystery where the victim(s) is not a woman

My choice: Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams - I don't know about you, but this graphic novel series sounds like a really fun updated take on the Nancy Drew archetype.

Read a romance starring a single parent

My choice: Tempest (Old West #3) by Beverly Jenkins - This author has been on my radar for awhile now.  She's very popular at my library, so I'm interested to see what it's all about.

Are you taking part in this challenge?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. I've been trying to make time for Daisy Jones and the Six since it came out, but now that I know how much you loved it, I'm more determined than ever!

  2. I had no idea Elizabeth Acevedo narrated Pride. Very cool. I liked the book. I grew up not far from where the story was set, and I really related to the neighbor vibe.

    1. That's cool. I'm always on the lookout for books set near me.


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