Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2018

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 on the list below and link to the review if I have one. The cover will be made gray on the visual below 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!


READ: 20 / 24


Books I want to read for each of the prompts:

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Books I HAVE READ (in gray):

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PROMPTS & PICKS

  1.  A book published posthumously: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi | READ

  2.  A book of true crime: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (RW) | READ

  3.  A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Kindred by Octavia Butler (RW) | READ

  4.  A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi | READ

  5.  A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien | READ

  6.  A book about nature: Storyland by Catherine McKinnon (RW) | READ

  7.  A western:  News of the World by Paulette Jiles

  8.  A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Monsteress by Marjorie M. Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda | READ

  9.  A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys | READ

  10.  A romance novel by or about a person of color: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria | READ

  11.  A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle | READ

  12.  A celebrity memoir: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day | READ

  13.  An Oprah Book Club selection: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones | READ

  14.  A book of social science: Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge | READ

  15.  A one-sitting book: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (RW) | READ

  16.  The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | READ

  17.  A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers | READ

  18.  A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (RW) | READ

  19.  A book of genre fiction in translation: Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer (RW)

  20.  A book with a cover you hate: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield | READ

  21.  A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey | READ

  22.  An essay anthology: Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture Edited Roxane Gay | READ

  23.  A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

  24.  An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger


Book Riot Read Harder 2018 Challenge