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….)
Read a book about sports.(Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald) Read a debut novel.(Hey Harry, Hey Matilda by Rachel Hulin) Read a book about books.(My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul)
- 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.(Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce) Read an all-ages comic.(The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish) Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.(The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner) Read a travel memoir.(Bleaker House by Nell Stevens) Read a book you’ve read before.(The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin) Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.(The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot) Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.(The Dry by Jane Harper)
- Read a fantasy novel.
Read a nonfiction book about technology.(Spaceman by Mike Massimino) Read a book about war.(Flowers for Hitler by Ilse Horacek) Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.(If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo) Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged.(The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton) Read a classic by an author of color.(Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead) Read a superhero comic with a female lead. (Faith by Jody Houser) Read a book in which the character of color goes on a spiritual journey.(Dear Martin by Nic Stone) Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel.(After the Flood by Alexis Hall)
- Read a book published by a micropress.
Read a collection of stories by a woman.(Difficult Women by Roxane Gay) Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.(The Sea and the Bells by Pablo Neruda) Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.(The Mothers by Brit Bennett)