Book List: Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Challenge

Results (in progress): 15 down, 1 in-progress, and 8 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)
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. (When Dimple Met Rishi)
  11. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Hold Me)
  12. Read a book about war. (Ninefox Gambit)
  13. Read a travel memoir. (The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost)
  14. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. (Signal to Noise)
  15. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author. (The Sisters of Alameda Street)


In-Progress tasks:

  1. Read a nonfiction book about technology. (Information Doesn’t Want to be Free)


Unfinished tasks:

  1. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (Falling in Love with Hominids)
  2. Read a book about sports. (The Boys in the Boat)
  3. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. (Lagoon)
  4. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey. (Parable of the Sower)
  5. Read a classic by an author of color. (The Count of Monte Cristo)
  6. Read a book about books. (Reading Lolita in Tehran)
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. (1984)
  8. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems)