Head on over to Book Riot and check out the 2016 Read Harder Challenge. Essentially, it’s a checklist to get people to read books they might normally overlook or that are out of one’s comfort zone. I wish I would have known about it in 2015! (And I’ll probably print out the list from 2015 to see if I read anything on it).
I’ll be posting reviews of all the books I read, anyway, but I figure that the Book Riot list is a good place to get started, and I’ll make sure the books I select are as diversified as possible.
To the list!
- Horror Book: White Is For Witching
- Nonfiction Book about Science
- Collection of Essays: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
- Reading a Book Out Loud to Someone Else
- Middle-Grade Novel: Neela, Victory Song
- Biography (not memoir/autobiography)
- Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Novel: The Islands at the End of the World
- Book Originally Published in the Decade You Were Born (80s!!)
- Audiobook that has won an Audie Award
- Book Over 500 Pages Long
- Book Under 100 Pages Long
- By or About a Person Who Identifies as Transgender
- Setting in the Middle East
- Author from Southeast Asia
- Historical Fiction Set Before 1900: Kindred
- First Book in a Series by a Person of Color: Akata Witch
- Non-Superhero Comic that Debuted in the Last 3 Years: The Best We Could Do
- Book Adapted into a Movie (with a debate over which worked more)
- Non-Fiction Book About Feminism/Feminist Themes: I Am Malala (The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban)
- Book About Religion (Fiction or Non):
- POLITICS (Fiction or Non, Domestic or International): The Reluctant Fundamentalist
- Food Memoir
- A Play
- Main Character with a Mental Illness: Challenger Deep
As I read, I’ll come back to this post and add in the titles I’ve selected to fulfill the challenge. This will make up a little more than half of the books I intend to read over the course of 2016. And I’m super-excited! Join me, if you like :).