Book Riot 2018 Read Harder

Hosted by Book Riot, this challenge is meant to expand one’s reading life by suggesting 24 categories of books to be read over the course of one year.

  • a book published posthumously
  • a book of true crime
  • a classic of genre fiction (mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, romance)
  • a comic written and drawn by the same person
  • a book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  • a book about nature
  • a Western
  • a comic written or drawn by a person of color
  • a book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  • a romance novel by or about a person of color
  • a children’s classic published before 1980
  • a celebrity memoir
  • an Oprah Book Club selection
  • a book of social science
  • a one-sitting book
  • the first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  • a sci-fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  • a comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  • a book of genre fiction in translation
  • a book with a cover you hate
  • a mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  • an essay anthology
  • a book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  • an assigned book you hated (or never finished)