2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge complete!

The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge is over for me. I tried to do a better job of writing reviews this year, if not here on the blog, at least over at Goodreads. I’ve linked to those reviews in the listings below.

  1. Read a horror book: The Green Man by Amis Kingsley and Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
  2. Read a nonfiction book about science: Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
  3. Read a collection of essays:  Meaty by Samantha Irby and Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  4. Read a book out loud to someone else: Kipper’s Birthday by Mick Inkpen
  5. Read a middle-grade novel: Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah and Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  6. Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography): The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Sea and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe by Glynis Ridley
  7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure by  James Dashner
  8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born: The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
  9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  10. Read a book over 500 pages long: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 
  11. Read a book under 100 pages: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery translated by Richard Howard and The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
  12. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender: Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
  13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East: Persepolis I: The Story of a Childhood & Persepolis II: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
  14. Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan
  15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  16. Read the first book in a series by a person of color: Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older
  17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson and Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson (author), Brooke A. Allen (illustrator), and Shannon Watters (contributor)
  18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better: The Martian by Andy Weir
  19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction): The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  21. Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction): Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  22. Read a food memoir: How to Cook a Wolf  by M.F.K Fisher and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, and Camille Kingsolver
  23. Read a play: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw and Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
  24. Read a book with a main character who has a mental illness: Challenger Deep by Neal Stephenson

Have you read any of these books? Which was your favorite? What book should I read next? 



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