Sunday, January 14, 2018

My 2018 Read Harder Reading Challenge Sign-up

  1. A book published posthumously
    1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  2. A book of true crime
    1. True Detective Stories from the Archives of the Pinkertons by Cleveland Moffitt
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
    1. Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
  4. A comic written and drawn by the same person
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries(Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
    1. White Hell by Remington Kane (1 January 2018)
  6. A book about nature
  7. A western
    1. There are boxes and bags of these out in Mamaw's old shed.  I won't even have to look at the titles (until I pick one to read, of course) because they are ALL westerns! *LOL*
  8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
    1. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980
    1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  12. A celebrity memoir
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection
  14. A book of social science
    1. The Jungle by Upon Sinclair
  15. A one-sitting book
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation
  20. A book with a cover you hate
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. An essay anthology
    1. Essays by David Hume (GR says 85 pg; Amazon says 126)
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

I'll add other titles as we go.  Links for the books I have not read and/or reviewed go to Goodreads.  Links for books I have reviewed go to the review post on my blog and are given in strikeover text.

Link to the challenge hub on BookRiot is linked to the graphic above the list.  Any questions, feel free to ask.  Any suggestions for categories not filled already are gratefully accepted!


Have you read any of the books listed above?

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