Thursday, December 15, 2016


I'll be doing Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge again in 2017. Click on the link to see more.

  1. Read a book about sports: Chasing Stanley--Deirdre Martin
  2. Read a debut novelThe Sky is Everywhere--Jandy Nelson
  3. Read a book about books: Reading Lolita in Tehran--Azar Nafisi
  4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author: The Way to Paradise--Mario Vargas Llosa
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative: Interpreter of Maladies--Jhumpa Lahiri
  6. Read an all-ages comic: Are You My Mother?--Alison Bechdel
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950: Quicksand--Nella Larsen
  8. Read a travel memoir:   Where the Bluebird Sings to theLemonade Springs--Wallace Stegner
  9. Read a book you’ve read before: Little House in the Big Woods--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location: 12th of Never-- James Patterson
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location: The Abominable Man--Maj Sjowall
  12. Read a fantasy novel: Beast--Donna Jo Napoli
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology: Love is a Mix Tape--Rob Sheffield
  14. Read a book about war:  Slaughterhouse Five--Kurt Vonnegut
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+: Ash--Malinda Lo
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country:  Black Beauty--Anna Sewell
  17. Read a classic by an author of color:  The Blacker the Berry--Wallace Thurman
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead: El Deafo--Cece Bell
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper): Chanda's Secrets--Allan Stratton
  20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels): When She Woke--Hillary Jordan
  21. Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of AyitiAn Untamed StateBad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women):  Beautiful, Brilliant, Borderline--Angelo H. Hudson, Jr.
  22. Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere): Bitch--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet DeadThe Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins):  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension):  The Hate U Give--Angie Thomas

Challenge completed on October 16

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