Book Riot’s Read Harder 2017 Challenge

1. Read a book about sports.
The Curse of Lono – Hunter S Thompson & Ralph Stead

2. Read a debut novel.
The Infernal – Kim Wilkins

3. Read a book about books.

4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
The General in His Labyrinth – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
The Happiest Refugee: the extraordinary true story of a boy’s journey of starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best-loved comedians – Anh Do

6. Read an all-ages comic.

7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
What Ho! The Best of Wodehouse – P.G. Wodehouse

8. Read a travel memoir.
Pole to Pole with Michael Palin: North to South by Camel, River Raft, and Balloon

9. Read a book you’ve read before.
Shattered – Dick Francis

10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles [160km] of your location.

11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles [8047km] from your location.
Queen of the Night – J. A. Jance

12. Read a fantasy novel.

13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
The Hidden Web: Finding Quality Information on the Net

14. Read a book about war.

15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters

16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.

17. Read a classic by an author from the non-Western canon.

18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.

19. Read a book in which a character goes on a spiritual journey (non-Western canon)
My Place – Sally Morgan

20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel
The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

21. Read a book published by a micropress.

22. Read a collection of stories by a woman.
Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories – Annie Proulx

23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
For the Living and the Dead: new poems and a memoir – Tomas Transtromer

24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are non-Western.
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver – Sharmini Flint


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