Read Harder

I am participating in the 2015 Read Harder Challenge created by Book Riot. This is where I will keep track of my progress. Feel free to join me!

  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 – White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65 – Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people) – Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  4. A book published by an indie press – On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
  5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  7. A book that takes place in Asia – Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  8. A book by an author from Africa – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
  10. A microhistory
  11. A YA novel – Say What you Will by Cammie McGovern
  12. A sci-fi novel – Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  13. A romance novel
  14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, or Pulitzer Prize winner – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
  16. An audiobook – Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig
  17. A collection of poetry
  18. A book that someone else has recommended to you – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  19. A book that was originally published in another language – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind – Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona
  21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, then realize that good entertainment insetting to feel guilty over) – Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  22. A book published before 1850
  23. A book published this year – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)
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