Book Riot Read Harder 2016 2017-07-27T15:47:59+00:00

Read a horror book: Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes (2014)

Engle Lightning DreamerRead a non-fiction book about science: Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight (2006)

Read a collection of essays: Althea Prince’s The Politics of Black Women’s Hair (2009)

Read a book out loud to someone else: Terry Pratchett’s Mort (1987)

Read a middle-grade novel: Margarita Engle’s The Lightning Dreamer (2013)

Read a biography (not memoir, not autobiography): Patricia and Fredrick McKissack’s Best Shot in the West (2012)

Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death (2010)

Read a book originally published in the decade you were born: Louise Merriwether’s When Daddy Was a Number Runner (1970)

Listen to an audiobrook that has won an Audie Award: MISSED!

Read a book over 500 pages long: Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale (1988)

Read a book under 100 pages: Vivek Shraya’s God Loves Hair (2010)

Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender: Thani Al-Suwaidi’s The Diesel (1994; Trans. W.M. Hutchins, 2012)

Read a book that is set in the Middle East: Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into the Sun (2016)

Shraya God Loves HairRead a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia: Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words (2016)

Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900: Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe (2016)

Read the first book in a series by a person of colour: Andre Alexis’ Pastoral (2014)

Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years: Hope Nicholson’s (Ed.) MOONSHOT (2016)

Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie: (Debate which is better.) Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011)

Read a non-fiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists (2012)

Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction): Andre Alexis’ Pastoral (2014)

Read a book about politics, in your country or another (F or NF): Adwoa Badoe’s Aluta (2016)

Read a food memoir: Meghan Telpner’s Undiet (2013)

Read a play: Joan MacLeod’s Toronto, Mississippi (2008)

Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness: Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters (1992)