Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2019

2019 Reading Challenge

I did this challenge last year, and thought I would try it again this year. The Read Harder Challenge is created by Book Riot. This challenge has 24 prompts, and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

24/24 – completed in October 2019

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
2. An alternate history novel – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 – Severance by Ling Ma
4. A humor book – The Edible Exile by Carl Hiassen
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism – The Suspect by Fiona Barton
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space – The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America – Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania – The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads – Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman – Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
11. A book of manga – Cigarette Girl by Masahiko Matsumoto
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character – The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse – Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause
14. A cozy mystery – Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
15. A book of mythology or folklore – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
16. A historical romance by an AOC – What Happened at Midnight by Courtney Milan
17. A business book – Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author – An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
19. A book of nonviolent true crime – The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by ALlison Hoover Bartlett
20. A book written in prison – The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator – Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 – Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
23. A self-published book – Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

6 thoughts on “Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2019

    1. Thanks Carla! This one almost didn’t make the cut for me. I decided to give it a shot though. Some prompts are easy, but some will require me to get out of my comfort zone. Like, I have never read any manga, so that’ll be new for me.

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