Book Riot’s Read Harder 2018 Challenge


  1. a book published posthumously
  2. a book of true crime
  3. a classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, SFF, romance)
  4. a comic written and illustrated by the same person
  5. a book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  6. a book about nature
  7. a western
  8. a comic written or illustrated by a person of color
  9. a book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  10. a romance novel by or about a person of color
  11. a children’s classic published before 1980
  12. a celebrity memoir
  13. an Oprah Book Club selection
  14. a book of social science
  15. a one-sitting book
  16. the first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  17. a scifi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. a comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  19. a book of genre fiction in translation
  20. a book with a cover you hate
  21. a mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. an essay anthology
  23. a book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  24. an assigned book you hated (or never finished)

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