So I am doing things a little different this year. I am trying to complete the 2015 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge at the same time I am trying to complete the 2017. I got into the Read Harder Challenge in 2016, which was the second year they were compiling their lists.
Since it was unknown how I’d make out with the 2016 list, I focused on that. Since I completed that, I wouldn’t say easily but with little difficulty, I thought this year I’d go for both lists at the same time.
So here we go.
As I type this (August 5, 2017) I am not yet half way but working hard at trying to complete it. More updates to come but this year I will update the book titles as I go. Come have a look again in January to see my reviews of all my Read Harder picks.
- A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
- A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
- A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) – Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, James Garner:
- A book published by an indie press – Set Free, Anthony Bidulka:
- A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ
- A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
- A book that takes place in Asia – Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden:
- A book by an author from Africa
- A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture(Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
- A microhistory – Flappers, Judith Mackrell:
- A YA novel – Mediator; Haunted, Meg Cabot:
- A sci-fi novel – Voyage in Time, Monique Martin:
- A romance novel – Mediator; Reunion, Meg Cabot:
- A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winnerfrom the last decade
- A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
- An audiobook
- A collection of poetry – Hideous Hidden, Sylvia Legris:
- A book that someone else has recommended to you – The Seahouse, Elisabeth Clifford:
- A book that was originally published in another language – Gift of Rain, Tan Twan Eng:
- A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)
- A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over) – Mediator; Darkest Hour, Meg Cabot:
- A book published before 1850
- A book published this year
- A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)