Read Harder Challenge 2015

One of my favorite book related sites, Book Riot, posted a fun challenge for readers who want to read outside of their comfort zones and want to focus more on what they are reading (as in-more diverse authors, more diverse genres, etc).  I’ve decided to join in on the Read Harder Challenge.

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25

A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65

A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people –  Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

A book published by an indie press

A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ

A book by a person whose gender is different from your ownAnnihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

A book that takes place in Asia

A book by an author from Africa – That Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.) Tracks by Louise Erdrich

A microhistory

A YA novel – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

A sci-fi novel The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

A romance novel

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade

A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.) – Beauty by Nancy Butcher

An audiobook

A collection of poetry

A book that someone else has recommended to you

A book that was originally published in another language

A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)

A book published before 1850

A book published this yearSweetland by Michael Crummey

A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

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