This week's challenge in the 52 Book Challenge is:
8. A Book by Someone Who Isn’t a Writer
Now, we've been having some deep and meaningful discussions around the office about whether it is physically possible to read something that was written by someone who isn't a writer - after all, if they wrote the book you're reading, they must be a writer, right?
Hannah Braime (from whom we stole this challenge) suggests authors like Paul Kalathani or Richard Branson - in other words, people who don't write for a living. Just to make it easier (or more interesting), we offer the following ways to interpret this challenge:
A. A book by a person who is not a professional author
Such as someone who has written a how-to book, a textbook or a memoir, but has a "proper" day job.
B. A book that was written by a group of people (aka, not a writer)
You can use a book written by multiple authors writing together or something by a corporate author. For example, the APA Publication Manual was written by "The American Psychological Association". By the way, we're not giving points, but we will still give you extra points if you read a style manual for this challenge.
C. A book written by someone who writes under multiple pseudonyms (so the one person is kind of multiple writers)
Yes, that's cheating somewhat. It's still fun, though.
Are you new to the 52 Book Challenge? Catch up with what we've done so far.