Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017

Well, here we go again!

Here are the categories for Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Challenge.
I’ll be filling in (and sometimes modifying) the list as the year progresses. Suggestions are always welcome!

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Check out my completed Read Harder Challenges for 2015 and 2016!



✔  Read a book about sports.
Fantasy Sports No. 1 by Sam Bosma

Read a debut novel.

✔  Read a book about books.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

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-ages comic.
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.

Read a travel memoir.
Travels by Michael Crichton

✔  Read a book you’ve read before.
The Shining by Stephen King

✔  Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
Texas Caves by Blair Pittman

Read a book that is set more than 5,000 miles from your location.
The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Read a fantasy novel.
Dragon’s Fire by Tiger Hebert

Read a nonfiction book about technology.

Read a book about war.

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.

✔  Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North (writer) and Erica Henderson (artist)

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.