Read Harder Challenge 2017

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017

1. Read a book about sports: The Singles Game – Lauren Weisberger
2. Read a debut novel: All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders
3. Read a book about books: Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine
Burning Library – Genevieve Cogman
4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author: City of the Beast – Isabel Allende
5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative:                                              Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín
6. Read an all-ages comic: El Deafo – Cece Bell
7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950: Secret Garden – Frances Hodges Burnett
8. Read a travel memoir: How Not to Travel the World – Lauren Juliff
9. Read a book you’ve read before: Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location: The Improbability of Love – Hannah Rothschild
The Song Rising – Samantha Shannon
11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location: Born a crime – Travor Noah
12. Read a fantasy novel: Sorcerer’s promise – Trudi Canavan
13. Read a nonfiction book about technology: Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
14. Read a book about war: All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+: The Rest of Us Live Here – Patrick Ness
16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country: SA- Black Beauty
17. Read a classic by an author of colour: Kindred – Octavia E. Butler
18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead: Strong Female Protagonist – Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag
19. Read a book in which a character of colour goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper): Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Córdova
20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels):
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women): Magic Unveiled: An Anthology – Alesha Escobar
22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere):
Difficult Women – Roxane Gay
23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins): Italian Poems
24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of colour. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension): The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon