Here are the 24 prompts from the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge (BR RH) and the books I plan to read for each prompt.
When a book has been read, I will mark as Read and link to the review if I have one. The cover will be made black and white to be able to tell at a glance.
RW = Reading Women Challenge . If you see RW next to the title, the book is also being used in the Reading Women Challenge 2018.
Wish me luck!
In case you aren't a visual person, here the complete list of prompts and my picks from above:
A book published posthumously: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi | READ
A book of true crime: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (RW)
A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Kindred by Octavia Butler (RW) | READ
A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi | READ
A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (RW)
A book about nature: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (RW)
A western: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Monsteress by Marjorie M. Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda | READ
A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Round House by Louise Erdich
A romance novel by or about a person of color: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle | READ
A celebrity memoir: The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland
An Oprah Book Club selection: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (RW)
A book of social science: Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge | READ
A one-sitting book: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (RW) | READ
The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | READ
A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (RW) | READ
A book of genre fiction in translation: Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer (RW)
A book with a cover you hate: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield | READ
A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
An essay anthology: Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture Edited Roxane Gay
A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger