Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge

 Another that I always look forward to.

  1. Read a biography of an author you admire: Who Was Jane Austen?--Sarah Fabiny
  2. Read a book set in a bookstore: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore--Robin Sloan
  3. Read any book from the Women’s Prize shortlist/longlist/winner list: Half a Yellow Sun--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Read a book in any genre by a POC that’s about joy and not trauma: Black Buck--Mateo Askaripour
  5. Read an anthology featuring diverse voices: Meet Cute--Jennifer L. Armentrout & others
  6. Read a nonfiction YA comic: Dancing at the Pity Party--Tyler Feder
  7. Read a romance where at least one of the protagonists is over 40: The Switch--Beth O'Leary
  8. Read a classic written by a POC: Native Son--Richard Wright
  9. Read the book that’s been on your TBR the longest: The Fixer Upper--Mary Kay Andrews
  10. Read a political thriller by a marginalized author (BIPOC, or LGBTQIA+): While Justice Sleeps--Stacey Abrams
  11. Read a book with an asexual and/or aromantic main character: Ace--Angela Chen
  12. Read an entire poetry collection: Call Us What We Carry--Amanda Gorman
  13. Read an adventure story by a BIPOC author: The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea--Maggie Tokuda-Hall
  14. Read a book whose movie or TV adaptation you’ve seen (but haven’t read the book): Fast Food Nation--Eric Schlosser
  15. Read a new-to-you literary magazine (print or digital): LitHub.com
  16. Read a book recommended by a friend with different reading tastes: 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life--Joyce Meyer
  17. Read a memoir written by someone who is trans or nonbinary: It Never Goes Away--Dr. Anne L. Koch
  18. Read a “Best _ Writing of the year” book for a topic and year of your choice: The Best American Short Stories 2014--Jennifer Egan (ed.)
  19. Read a horror novel by a BIPOC author: Parable of the Sower--Octavia E. Butler
  20. Read an award-winning book from the year you were born: Ringworld--Larry Niven
  21. Read a queer retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, folklore, or myth: Cinderella is Dead--Kalynn Bayron
  22. Read a history about a period you know little about: The Radium Girls--Kate Moore
  23. Read a book by a disabled author: The Kiss Quotient--Helen Hoang
  24. Pick a challenge from any of the previous years’ challenges to repeat (Nonviolent True Crime): Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--John Berendt

Challenge completed on December 7