Every year a couple of my coworkers participate in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. This challenge is to challenge you to read a variety of different genres and books that you may have never thought to read before. This year I decided to join them in their fun.
The best part is this year’s challenge is sponsored by Libby by Overdrive. If you don’t know who Libby is, you are truly missing out! She is an app that you can use if your local library has a service called Overdrive to check out e-media. She is a great and easy app to use!
I thought I would use this blog post to keep my challenge up to date. I am currently halfway through my challenge and have hit a wall with it. The best part is I still have 10 months to complete it. I will post the challenge list here and fill in the book titles as I finish them. These will be links to Goodreads.
- 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 – Garfield
- A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
- A book about nature- Into the Storm: Violent Tornados, Killer Hurricanes, Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather Into the Storm: Violent Tornados, Killer Hurricanes, Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather
- A western
- A comic written or drawn by a person of color – March: Book One
- A book of colonial or postcolonial literature- Trails of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman
- A romance novel by or about a person of color- The Wedding Date
- A children’s classic published before 1980- Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret
- A celebrity memoir – Confessions of a Prairie B*tch
- An Oprah Book Club selection- An American Marriage
- A book of social science- Cemetery Field Guide
- A one-sitting book- The Deal of a Lifetime
- The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series- The Hazel Wood
- A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author- Future Home of the Living God
- A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image- The Shadow and Doc Savage #2
- A book of genre fiction in translation
- A book with a cover you hate- Red Clocks
- A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
- An essay anthology
- A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60- Britt-Marie was Here
- An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
Keep checking back as I update my list!