Read Harder Challenge : 2017

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So, I’ve long been a devotee of the “All the Books” podcast from BookRiot (Rebecca and Liberty’s book reviews are EVERYTHING), and when they mentioned the 2017 Read Harder challenge, I knew I had to check it out!

In short: do 24 reading tasks over the course of the year. Books may count for multiple tasks, or you can read one book per task. I don’t know how I’ll do, but I’m eager to try it out – and I’m already on my way!

How about you – any good reading challenges you’ve set for this year?

(My other personal goal is to try and get back to reading 150+ books read a year – I’ve been slacking the last couple of years….)

–Marissa

  1. Read a book about sports.
  2. Read a debut novel. (Hey Harry, Hey Matilda by Rachel Hulin)
  3. Read a book about books. (My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul)
  4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative. (Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce)
  6. Read an all-ages comic.
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
  8. Read a travel memoir. (Bleaker House by Nell Stevens)
  9. Read a book you’ve read before. (The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin)
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. (The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot)
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. (The Dry by Jane Harper)
  12. Read a fantasy novel.
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
  14. Read a book about war. (Flowers for Hitler by Ilse Horacek)
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+. (If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo)
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged.
  17. Read a classic by an author of color. (Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead)
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
  19. Read a book in which the character of color goes on a spiritual journey.
  20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel. (After the Flood by Alexis Hall)
  21. Read a book published by a micropress.
  22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (Difficult Women by Roxane Gay)
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
  24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (The Mothers by Brit Bennett)
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