BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple challenges.
There’s a GoodReads group which is great for gathering suggested titles and of course BookRiot is full of ideas.
Here’s the 2017 Challenge List
Right off the bat, I’m a bit stumped by #1. Despite my sports talk there, I really don’t know what to read for that. Maybe something about Cricket? (bats, stumped…)
I’m going to add some books now and will keep updating this as I think of challenges. Suggestions welcome! And if you’re joining in, join the GoodReads group!
- Read a book about sports. (The Cricket Match)
- Read a debut novel. (Should be easy to find a good one on NetGalley!)
- 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-ages comic.
- Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
- Read a travel memoir.
- Read a book you’ve read before.
- Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location. (Maybe something by Richard Russo, since we’re about the same age and both visited the Gloversville Public Library as kids. I wonder if we went to the same school?)
- Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. (My first thought is a book Finland, I have several challenging ones waiting to be read. But that’s not far enough. After seeing the movie Lion last week, I have the book A Long Way Home: A Memoir waiting to be read.)
- Read a fantasy novel.
- 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. (Passingor Quicksand – both by Nella Larson and suggested by the GoodReads group)
- Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
- 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.
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