2016 Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge

February 8, 2016

BOOK RIOT’S READ HARDER CHALLENGE
From: Book Riot
Duration: January 1st – December 31st 2016

Original 2016 challenge can be found here.

1. Read a horror book
2. Read a nonfiction book about science
3. Read a collection of essays
4. Read a book out loud to someone else
5. Read a middle-grade novel
6. Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography)
7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award
10. Read a book over 500 pages long
11. Read a book under 100 pages
12. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender
13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East
14. Read a book 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 color
17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better.
19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes
20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
21. Read a book about politics in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)
22. Read a food memoir
23. Read a play
24. Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness

Book Riot suggests doing 2 tasks per month.


 

Jackie B’s Challenge Books:

Yearly challenges are my favorite. I love the idea of broadening my reading by playing these sorts of games. For example, I typically avoid Horror. I hope that I can find a horror book that doesn’t give me nightmares!

24/24

1. Read a horror book: The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe – completed 12/30/16
2. Read a nonfiction book about science: What If? Serious Scientific Answer to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe – completed 3/10/16
3. Read a collection of essays:  Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt – completed 4/21/16
4. Read a book out loud to someone else: Gordon and the Glockenspiel by Lee Ryland – completed 5/6/16
5. Read a middle-grade novel:  Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan – completed 2/17/16
6. Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography): Mandela: An Audio History by Joe Richman and Sue Johnson – completed 5/27/16
7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novelThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – completed 1/28/16
8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born – The Gunslinger by Stephen King – completed 2/27/16
9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – completed 2/13/16
10. Read a book over 500 pages longIlluminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – completed 2/7/16
11. Read a book under 100 pages: Pet-Friendly Francie Scores a Pooch by  Kat E. Erikson – completed 1/13/16
12. Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgenderThe Argonauts by Maggie Melson – completed 6/2/16
13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Got Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafazi – completed /3/17/16
14. Read a book by an author from Southeast Asia – Inside Out and Back Again by Thanaaha Lai – completed 11/24/16
15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff – completed 3/27/16
16. Read the first book in a series by a person of color The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemsin – completed 9/23/16
17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Feathers by Jorge Corona – completed 4/3/16
18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better. A Time To Kill by John Grisham – completed 1/22/16 (The book was better. No one is surprised. But the movie was good.)
19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes: How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran – completed 4/17/16
20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
21. Read a book about politics in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction): My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem – completed 2/6/16
22. Read a food memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdian – completed 11/5/16
23. Read a play – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling and John Tiffany – completed 9/25/16
24. Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness – Furiously Happy by Jenny Larson – completed 5/2/16

Completed 12/30/16

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