Book List: Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Challenge

Results (in progress): 9 down and 15 to go… (see also: my Goodreads shelf)

Completed tasks:

  1. Read a debut novel. (Tiny Pretty Things)
  2. Read a fantasy novel. (The Star-Touched Queen)
  3. Read a book published by a micropress. (Writing the Other)
  4. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (Homegoing)
  5. Read a book you’ve read before. (Freedom’s Landing)
  6. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country. (George)
  7. Read an all-ages comic. (Mighty Jack)
  8. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. (Ramona Blue)
  9. Read a superhero comic with a female lead. (Ms. Marvel vol. 3)

 

Unfinished tasks:

  1. Read a book about sports. (The Boys in the Boat)
  2. Read a book about books. (Reading Lolita in Tehran)
  3. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author. (Signal to Noise)
  4. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. (The Golem and the Jinni)
  5. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. (1984)
  6. Read a travel memoir. (If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It Isn’t Big Enough)
  7. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. (When Dimple Met Rishi)
  8. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. (Lagoon)
  9. Read a nonfiction book about technology. (Information Doesn’t Want to be Free)
  10. Read a book about war. (Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy)
  11. Read a classic by an author of color. (The Count of Monte Cristo)
  12. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey. (Parable of the Sower)
  13. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Hold Me)
  14. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (Falling in Love with Hominids)
  15. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems)