Book Riot Read Harder 2017

  1. Read a book about sports: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  2. Read a debut novel: Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
  3. Read a book about books: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
  4. Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author: The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  6. Read an all-ages comic: Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  8. Read a travel memoir: Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole
  9. Read a book you’ve read before: Skin Like Mine by Garry Gottfriedson
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location: The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
  12. Read a fantasy novel: The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology: Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology by Ellen Ullman
  14. Read a book about war: Obasan by Joy Kogawa
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+: Ash by Malinda Lo
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  17. Read a classic by an author of color: Naked Earth by Eileen Chang
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead: Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  20. Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel: Peter Darling by Austin Chant
  21. Read a book published by a micropress:
  22. Read a collection of stories by a woman: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love: A Musical Hell by Alejandra Pizarnik
  24. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy