April 5, 2015

Read Harder Challenge Update

So we're three months into the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, so let's look at what challenges I've met.

2. A book written by someone who was over the age of 65.

I read Nemesis by Philip Roth.

4. A book published by an indie press.

I read Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

6. A book by a persone whose gender is different from your own.

I read Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas and Micah Sparks.

10. A Microhistory.

I read Detroit: A Biography by Scott Martelle.

11. A YA Novel.

I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

12. A Sci-fi Novel.

I read Lock-in by John Scalzi.

17. An Audiobook.

I listened to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.

19. A book that someone else has recommended to you.

I read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

21. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir, or a collection of comics of any kind.

I read In Real Life by Cory Doctorow.

22. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure.

I read So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson.

23. A book published before 1850.

I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

25. A Self Improvement book.

I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

So that's 12 challenges out of 24 met. Halfway there!

Here's what's left:

Read a book written by someone when they were under the age of 25.

A Collection of short stories.

A book by or about someone who identifies as LGBTQ.

A book that takes place in Asia.

A book by an author from Africa.

A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture.

A romance novel.

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last ten years.

A book that is a retelling of a classic story.

A collection of poetry.

A book that was originally published in another language.

A book published this year.