2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

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 Overdrivelibby-icon-300x300 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.

  1. A book published posthumously
  2. A book of true crime
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
  4. A comic written and drawn by the same person – Garfield 
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  6. 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 
  7. A western
  8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color – March: Book One
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature- Trails of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman 
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color- The Wedding Date 
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980- Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret
  12. A celebrity memoir – Confessions of a Prairie B*tch
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection- An American Marriage 
  14. A book of social science- Cemetery Field Guide 
  15. A one-sitting book- The Deal of a Lifetime 
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series- The Hazel Wood
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author- Future Home of the Living God 
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image- The Shadow and Doc Savage #2
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation
  20. A book with a cover you hate- Red Clocks
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. An essay anthology
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60- Britt-Marie was Here
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Keep checking back as I update my list!

#readingisfun #bookriotreadharderchallenge


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