Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2018


Book Riot does a reading challenge called Read Harder. I’ve never participated in their challenge before, so I though I’d give it a shot this year. This year’s challenge has 24 prompts. Below are the challenge prompts, followed by the book I read. I will update this post with books as I finish the challenge.

To see what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads.

UPDATE: I completed this challenge in July 2018.

1. A book published posthumously – A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
2. A book of true crime – Filthy Rich by James Patterson
3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) – A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
4. A comic written and drawn by the same person – See You Next Tuesday by Jane Mai
5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) – Private Gold by James Patterson
6. A book about nature – Seeders by A. J. Colucci
7. A western – House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color – March: Book One by John Lewis
9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature – The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10. A romance novel by or about a person of color – Misconceptions by Blu Daniels
11. A children’s classic published before 1980 – Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
12. A celebrity memoir – The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
13. An Oprah Book Club selection – She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
14. A book of social science – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
15. A one-sitting book – This is How It Ends by Eva Dolan
16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series – Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author – Enclave by Ann Aguirre
18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image – Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
19. A book of genre fiction in translation – The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
20. A book with a cover you hate – Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author – When the Phoenix Rises by Nesly Clerge
22. An essay anthology – The Best American Essays, 2001 edited by Kathleen Norris
23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 – Better Off Read by Nora Page
24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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