Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge

Started: 1st January 2016

Current Total: 19/24

  1. Read a horror book.
    – The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (09.01.16)
  2. Read a non-fiction book about science.
    – The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (06.03.16)
  3. Read a collection of essays.
    – Essays by George Orwell (15.08.16)
  4. Read a book out loud to someone else.
    Cats Ahoy by Peter Bently and Jim Field (lots of times!)
  5. Read a middle-grade novel.
  6. Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography).
  7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel.
    – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (19.01.16)
  8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born.
    – The Princess Bride by William Goldman (23.07.16)
  9. Listen to an audiobook that has won an audie award.
    – All The Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (01.03.16 – read, not listened to)
  10. Read a book over 500 pages long
    – I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (04.01.16)
  11. Read a book under 100 pages long.
    – The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (06.01.16)
  12. Read a book by or about a person who identifies as transgender.
    – The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (15.01.06)
  13. Read a book that’s set in the Middle East.
  14. Read a book that’s by an author from South-East Asia.
    – Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu (20.08.16)
  15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900.
    – The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh by Marina Fiorato (31.03.16)
  16. Read the first book in a series by a person of colour.
    – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan (19.03.16)
  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 non-fiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.
    – How to be a Woman  by Caitlin Moran (20.07.16)
  20. Read a book about religion (fiction or non-fiction).
    – Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Misgavige Hill (17.07.16)
  21. Read a book about politics in your country or another (fiction or non-fiction).
    – I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  22. Read a food memoir.
    –  The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec (18.08.16)
  23. Read a play.
    – Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by JK Rowling et al (02.08.16)
  24. Read a book with a main character who has a mental illness.
    – The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence (14.05.16)