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2017 Read Harder Challenge


I'm taking the plunge and joining a serious reading challenge this year. It's Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge. I don't usually do these types of challenges, but I'm excited to attempt it this year. There are 24 specific tasks to accomplish, such as Read a Travel Memoir and Read a Classic By an Author of Color. I'm looking forward to discovering new authors and genres this year!

I have a PDF that I downloaded from the challenge site, so I'll be updating that throughout the year. But I also figured I'd set up this post to keep track more publicly.
  1. Read a book about sports.
  2. Read a debut novel.
  3. Read a book about books.
  4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
  6. Read an all-ages comic.
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950. 1984 by George Orwell
  8. Read a travel memoir.
  9. Read a book you’ve read before.
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
  12. Read a fantasy novel.
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
  14. Read a book about war. No Man's Land by Simon Tolkien
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
  17. Read a classic by an author of color.
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey
  20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel
  21. Read a book published by a micropress.
  22. Read a collection of stories by a woman.
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
  24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.
 Ready to take on this challenge with me?

Comments

  1. This is an interesting challenge. I look forward to seeing what you read to fill in each category. I was going to do this cozy mysteries one but saw there were specific categories you had to hit. Hmmm...maybe that isn't so hard after all.

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