The 2017 Read Harder Challenge


Book Riot has an annual challenge for readers to expand their horizons and read books that may be out of their comfort zone or preferred genre. I have listed all 24 items on the list below, and once completed I will list the books next to them with the month completed.

  • Read a Book About Sports: Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotoskfy
  • Read a Debut Novel: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Read a Book About Books:
  • Read a Book Set in Central or South America, Written by a Central or South American Author:
  • Read a Book By An Immigrant or With a Central Immigration Narrative:
  • Read an All-Age Comic: Lumberjanes Vol. 4
  • Read a Book Published Between 1900 and 1950: The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Read a Travel Memoir:
  • Read a Book You’ve Read Before: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Read A Book Set Within 100 Miles of Your Location:
  • Read a Book That is Set More than 5000 Miles from Your Location:
  • Read a Fantasy Novel: Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Read a Nonfiction Book About Technology:
  • Read a Book About War: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • Read a YA or Middle-Grade Novel by an Author Who Identifies as LGBTQ+
  • Read a Book That Has Been Banned or Frequently Challenged in Your Country:
  • Read a Classic by An Author of Color: Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  • Read a Superhero Comic with a Female Lead: Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming
  • Read a Book in Which a Character of Color Goes On a Spiritual Journey:
  • Read an LGBTQ+ Romance Novel:
  • Read a Book Published by a Micropress:
  • Read a Collection of Stories by a Woman:
  • Read a Collection of Poetry in Translation on a Theme Other Than Love:
  • Read a Book Wherein All Point-of-View Characters are People of Color: