This year, I am participating in the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. 24 reading tasks in 12 months. I’ll be tracking my progress here.
Read a horror book.Slade House by David Mitchell. Read about it here. Read a nonfiction book about science.Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach. Read about it here Read a collection of essays.Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace. Read about it here.
- Read a book out loud to someone else
Read a middle grade novel.Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography).Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Read about it here. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
- Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award
Read a book over 500 pages.A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Read about it here. Read a book under 100 pages. Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan. Read about it here. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Read about it here.
- Read a book that is set in the Middle East
- Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
- Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900.
Read the first book in a series by a person of color. Radio Silence by Alyssa Cole Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years.Sex Criminals, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky. Read about it here. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Read about it here. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Read about it here. Read a book about politics (fiction or nonfiction). The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. Read about it here. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction). Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton. Read about it here. Read a food memoir. 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert. Read about it here.
- Read a play
- Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness