2016 Read Harder Challenge

It’s down to the wire and I really have to get it together in the next month to accomplish this challenge.

The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge:

✔ Read a horror book: Uzumaki, Vol. 1 by Junji Ito.

✔ Read a nonfiction book about science: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Read a collection of essays.

✔ Read a book out loud to someone else.

✔ Read a middle grade novel: I’ve read lots. But The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket for the first time was a treat.

✔ Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography): Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.

✔ Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire – I’m on Vol. 3.

✔ Read a book originally published in the decade you were born: The Giver by Lois Lowry.

✔ Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award: Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

✔ Read a book over 500 pages long: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.

✔ Read a book under 100 pages: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… another great one that’s fiction: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami.

✔ Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender: George by Alex Gino.

✔ Read a book that is set in the Middle East: Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkeyby Ozgë Samanci.

Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia: I was going to read The Sympathizer but it will take forever to get to me from the library, so I will probably read The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Singaporean author Sonny Liew.

Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900: Still debating what to do for this one. I thought I’d do Burial Rites by Hanna Kent or Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, but we’ll see.

✔ Read the first book in a series by a person of color: March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. I’m on book 3 and still rating them five stars.

✔ Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsch and Yuko Ota.

✔ Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie.
Debate which is better.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I think I decided I liked the book better, but the film was great.

✔ Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer.

Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction): Thinking of doing Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume.

✔ Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction): America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert.

✔ Read a food memoir: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley.

✔ Read a play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness: Going to do Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson on audiobook.


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