Read Harder 2016

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.

  1. Read a horror book. Slade House by David Mitchell. Read about it here.
  2. Read a nonfiction book about science. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach. Read about it here
  3. Read a collection of essays. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace. Read about it here.
  4. Read a book out loud to someone else
  5. Read a middle grade novel. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede
  6. Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography). Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novelParable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Read about it here.
  8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were bornLike Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
  9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award
  10. Read a book over 500 pages. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Read about it here.
  11. Read a book under 100 pagesTalk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan. Read about it here.
  12. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgenderAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Read about it here.
  13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East
  14. Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
  15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900.
  16. Read the first book in a series by a person of colorRadio Silence by Alyssa Cole
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Read about it here.
  20. Read a book about politics (fiction or nonfiction)The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. Read about it here.
  21. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton. Read about it here.
  22. Read a food memoir32 Yolks by Eric Ripert. Read about it here.
  23. Read a play
  24. Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness