Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2015

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. Here is the list. I know in 2016 and 2017 I offered book reviews with each book. I am working hard on many things and I, unfortunately, left the review portion too late for this one. Although, please enjoy the list.

The 2015 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 – In the forest of the night, Amelic Atwater-Rhodes 
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 – Miracle at Augusta, James Patterson
  3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) – Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, James Garner
  4. A book published by an indie press – Set Free, Anthony Bidulka
  5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ – The Customs of the Army, Diana Gabaldon
  6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own – Wenjack, Joseph Boyden
  7. A book that takes place in Asia – Cinder, Marissa Moyer
  8. A book by an author from Africa – Book of Negroes, Laurence Hill
  9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture(Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.) – The Education of Augie Merasty, Joseph Auguste Merasty
  10. A microhistory – Flappers, Judith Mackrell
  11. A YA novel – Mediator; Haunted, Meg Cabot
  12. A sci-fi novel – Voyage in Time, Monique Martin
  13. A romance novel – Mediator; Reunion, Meg Cabot
  14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winnerfrom the last decade – The Sea, John Banville
  15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.) – Scarlett, Marissa Moyer
  16. An audiobook – The Lady of the Rivers, Philipa Gregory
  17. A collection of poetry – Hideous Hidden, Sylvia Legris
  18. A book that someone else has recommended to you – The Seahouse, Elisabeth Clifford
  19. A book that was originally published in another language – Gift of Rain, Tan Twan Eng
  20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?) – Adventures of Auroraman, Jeff Burton
  21. 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
  22. A book published before 1850 – A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  23. A book published this year – Remembrance, Meg Cabot
  24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”) – Introduction of SLA, Saville, Troike, and Barto