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.
The Rebirth of Hope: My Journey from Vietnam War Child to American Citizen by Sau Le Hudecek

✔  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.
Aura by Carlos Fuentes

Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

✔  Read an all-ages comic.
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

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.
Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back by Archie Goodwin

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

Read a nonfiction book about technology.
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery by Kevin Ashton

Read a book about war.
Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens

✔  Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Read a classic by an author of color.
Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks

✔  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.
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordóva

Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel.
Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

Read a book published by a micropress.

Read a collection of stories by a woman.
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
Sea, Land, Shadow by Kazuko Shiraishi

Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.
In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson