2015 Book Riot “Read Harder” Challenge Books


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Refer to my “Read Harder” Challenge post to learn more!

  1. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own: The Talisman, Stephen King and Peter Straub
  2. A book that someone else has recommended to you: Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  3. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure: Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2), Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  4. A YA novel: Rats Saw God, Rob Thomas
  5. A self-improvement book: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg
  6. A sci-fi novel: Station Eleven: A Novel, Emily St. John Mandel
  7. A book published this year: All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (it was published within the last year)
  8. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65: Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
  9. A book that is a retelling of a classic story: Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel, Helen Oyeyemi
  10. A collection of short stories: Barefoot Dogs: Stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
  11. A microhistory: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks [while a work of fiction, I’d argue that this is still a microhistory]
  12. A book published by an indie press: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy, Thomas J. Stanley
  13. A book that was originally published in another language: The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  14. A collection of poetry: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, Tim Burton
  15. An audiobook: Neverwhere (BBC Dramatization) by Neil Gaiman
  16. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t, Nate Silver (paused)
  17. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
  18. A book that takes place in Asia
  19. A book by an author from Africa
  20. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)
  21. A romance novel
  22. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
  23. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
  24. A book published before 1850

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