Bookriot Read Harder Challenge Update

I loved this challenge last year and  dove right in this year for it as well. Here is where I am so far. If you want to participate check out the challenge here.

I’ve got the full list here and my picks of what I’ve read then the few options I’m tossing around for the other categories. Which yeah I’m a little behind on this challenge right now, but I’m hoping to get a few books done in the next month or so.

  1. Read a book about sports.
    • You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott 2/5 this just wasn’t for me. It lacked the thing that makes me love a good drama.
  2. Read a debut novel.
    • The Mothers by Britt Bennett 4/5 a beautiful story that I loved.
  3. Read a book about books.
  4. Read a book set in central or south america, written by a central or south american author.
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigrant theme.
  6. Read an all ages comic
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
    • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 4/5 This is my first ever Agatha Christie book and I loved it. I hope to continue reading some of her classics.
  8. Read a travel memoir.
    • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  9. Read a book you’ve read before.
  10. Read a book set within 100 miles of you.  This one is hard for me even though I live outside Charlotte, NC there is a serious lack of books set in this region.
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
  12. Read a fantasy novel.
  13. Read a nonfiction about technology.
  14. Read a book about war.
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies at LGBTQ+
  16. Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
  17. Read a classic by an author of color.
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
    • Montress by Marjorie M. Liu 4/5 it’s beautiful art and interesting, but I’m not rushing off to buy vol 2. It’s not a traditional super hero but she does rescue some kids and that makes her one in my eyes.
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey.
  20. Read an LGBTA+ romance novel
  21. Read a book published by a micropress
    • This one has me at a total loss I’m hoping to find something at the book festival in September that is local. Also debating options around book smugglers publishing since it’s 2 people running that. I think it counts?
  22. Read a collection of stories by women
  23. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love
  24. Read a book wherein all point of view characters are people of color.
    • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi this was a beautiful book 5/5 for me and a book I highly recommend others give a try.

Leave a comment about which prompt you are struggling with. Also if you have any suggestions for me! Let’s help each other out and complete this challenge. Are you doubling up? I’m trying not to, but I know how often I don’t reread books so I can’t not double up with that one.

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