Friday, April 29, 2011

Autism Awareness Reading Challenge

Since April is Autism Awareness month and both me and my boyfriend are autistic ourselves, I wanted to participate in making people more aware of autism. I decided to do this by hosting a reading challenge on autism.

It is my first time hosting a reading challenge, so I will keep it simple :)

The Rules:
- The challenge runs from April 1st till April 30th.
- You only have to read one book that has something to do with autism.
- Write your thoughts in a blogpost and leave the link to this post in a comment (I will edit this post throughout the challenge to add the links)
- Sharing this post is appreciated because I would like to reach as many people as possible and hope that they will participate :)

Some recommendations:
- A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner. About how a Golden Retriever changed a boy with autism.
- With the Light by Keiko Tobe. This is a very thick manga for adults that covers the challenges a family faces when their son is autistic. It also tells a bit about how this is handled in Japanese society.
- The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon. An enjoyable novel with an autistic boy as narrator.
Of course there are plenty more books on the subject but these are some books that I read and enjoyed.

I hope you will all enjoy participating in this challenge and please spread the word :)

All I Can Handle Im No Mother Teresa by Kim Stagliano at Daily Woman Blog
(the) Curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon at Writing Torberta
How to talk to an autistic kid by Daniel Stefanski at Bookish Delights


  1. With the Light sounds quite interesting. I wonder if I'll be able to find a copy of it.

  2. The book depository ships almost everywhere, so that could be an option. Since it accepts paypal, I find it the most easy way to shop.

  3. I'll be adding this to my blog. I've been looking for an excuse to read The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime anyway. ;) Thanks!

  4. ^^oops. Curious Incident, not Mysterious Case. Sheesh. I need coffee.

  5. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Here's my post about it:

  6. The books you recommend appeal to me :) I'll add them to my tbr list!

  7. I followed you link from The Captive Reader comment and love the idea of this challenge. Good luck with it. I will add your blog to my reader.

  8. Thanks all for helping me spread the word!

  9. I read an autism book (How To Talk To An Autistic Kid by Daniel Stefanski) to help spread awareness about autism, for the autism awareness giveaway hop. You can find my review here:

    Thanks for hosting this challenge.

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  10. I read the book "All I Can Handle Im No Mother Teresa" by Kim Stagliano
    Read my review here
    I love this Book.

  11. i've read teh mark haddon one. had to do it in school.

    very 'different' read. interesting,.

  12. I just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and blogged my review here:

    Thanks for this!

  13. Thank you Shannon! I will add this :)

  14. Wish I had seen this earlier, I found you through the FF. I have read the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime although never reviewed it as it was before I started. If you are doing another anytime please give me the heads up over at mine and I will joing in.


  15. Your welcome, did you want in on the giveaway?

  16. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. You can show support and raise awareness by wearing one of many autism awareness products .