2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

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So, I’ve long been a devotee of the “All the Books” podcast from Book Riot (Rebecca and Liberty’s book reviews are EVERYTHING), and when they mentioned the 2018 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 140+ books read a year – I’ve been slacking the last couple of years….)

–Marissa

  1. A book published posthumously (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara)
  2. A book of true crime (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara)
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
  4. A comic written and drawn by the same person (Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess)
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) (I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon)
  6. A book about nature (The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams)
  7. A western
  8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color (Bingo Love by Tee Franklin)
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature (Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys)
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color (Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai)
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980 (Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak)
  12. A celebrity memoir (We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union)
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection (An American Marriage by Tayari Jones)
  14. A book of social science (The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking)
  15. A one-sitting book (Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson)
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image (Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess)
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation (The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani)
  20. A book with a cover you hate (Tangerine by Christine Mangan)
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author (Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan)
  22. An essay anthology
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 (The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein)
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) (Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward)

 

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