For the fourth year in a row, I’m undertaking the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
Below are the twenty-four tasks for 2018.
- A book published posthumously
- A book of true crime
- A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
- A comic written and drawn by the same person
- A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
- A book about nature
- A western
- A comic written or drawn by a person of color
- A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
- A romance novel by or about a person of color
- A children’s classic published before 1980
- A celebrity memoir
- An Oprah Book Club selection
- A book of social science
- A one-sitting book
- The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
- A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
- A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
- A book of genre fiction in translation
- A book with a cover you hate
- A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
- An essay anthology
- A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
- An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
I’ve already completed seven tasks and have three more in progress.
One of the reasons I enjoy this challenge is that I discover new books I might not otherwise based on the recommendations from Book Riot as well as the suggestions from the Goodreads group. I find that I may have already completed a task but another book that fits a category sounds too good to pass up. Unlike last year, I plan on completing every task with at least one book.
If you have any suggestions, please share them in the comments. Better yet, if you love to read, join the challenge with me!