Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017

Along the trend of starting projects that I have no idea if I can complete with a new baby, I am participating in two reading challenges this year. First up is Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Challenge. I’m taking this challenge as an opportunity to read outside my comfort zone, and I’m trying to pull from my own books as much as possible. I did buy a handful of books expressly for this challenge, and I’ll be checking out the rest from my library.

As of the original date of this post, I’ve read four books towards this challenge. I’ll continue to update here as I finish more of the items on the list below. If you’re looking for recommendations, check out Book Riot’s suggestion articles and the Goodreads group.

  • Read a book about sports:
  • Read a debut novel:
  • Read a book about books:
  • Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author:
  • Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Read an all-ages comic:
  • Read a book published between 1900 and 1950:
  • Read a travel memoir:
  • Read a book you’ve read before: Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  • Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location:
  • Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location:
  • Read a fantasy novel:
  • Read a nonfiction book about technology:
  • Read a book about war:
  • Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+:
  • Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country:
  • Read a classic by an author of color:
  • Read a superhero comic with a female lead: Ms. Marvel, Volume 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
  • Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey:
  • Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel:
  • Read a book published by a micropress: Deer Woman by Elizabeth LaPensée (Native Realities Press)
  • Read a collection of stories by a woman:
  • Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love:
  • Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color:

Let me know if you’re participating in this reading challenge and some of the books on your list you’re excited to read!

~Virginia

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