Here are the 24 prompts from the Read Harder Challenge (RH) created by Rachel Manwill, inspiring readers to be mindful about what they read.
Here are 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!
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) | READ
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): Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien | READ
A book about nature: Storyland by Catherine McKinnon (RW) | READ
A western: News of the World by Paulette Jiles | READ
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: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys | READ
A romance novel by or about a person of color: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria | READ
A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle | READ
A celebrity memoir: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day | READ
An Oprah Book Club selection: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones | READ
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 | READ
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) | READ
A book with a cover you hate: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield | READ
A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey | READ
An essay anthology: Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture Edited Roxane Gay | READ
A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney | READ
An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger| READ