The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge Accepted


To read more diverse books, and to help me decide on what to read next, I decided to join The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. I will keep track of my progress and the books that I will read in this post. Here is the list of the tasks. I plan to do two per month, book club discussion books not included.

  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
  3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)
  4. A book published by an indie press
  5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ
  6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
  7. A book that takes place in Asia
  8. A book by an author from Africa
  9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
  10. A microhistory
  11. A YA novel
  12. A sci-fi novel
  13. A romance novel
  14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
  15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
  16. An audiobook
  17. A collection of poetry
  18. A book that someone else has recommended to you
  19. A book that was originally published in another language
    • Cain by José Saramago
  20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind (Hi, have you met Panels?)
  21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)
  22. A book published before 1850
  23. A book published this year
  24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

Interesting list, right? I am accepting book recommendations (and gifts. Haha!) for this. Or you can join the challenge with me. 🙂


7 thoughts on “The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge Accepted

  1. Ako din sasali! Salamat sa heads up for this! Dapat pala naglagay din ako sa post ko na recommendations are welcome and also GIFTS! (in all caps) LOL! Kidding. Di tayo mag Fifty Shades of Grey sa guilty pleasure? Hahahaha!

    1. Really? I am actually hesitant to read The Lost Symbol because they say it’s their least favorite Robert Langdon book. Thanks for the heads up. I think I’m going to start it this week. 🙂

  2. I think I saw this list, and was tempted to join the challenge. I think though that if I just read throughout the year, I’ll be able to cross out a lot from the checklist, without having to really make an effort. Let’s see how many I can cross out at the end of the year.

    Good luck!

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