Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017

As an avid reader with a large stack of books to read, I find a reading challenge to be a great way to help prioritize that stack and read books that I might not otherwise read.

This year I took on Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2017. I managed to complete all 24 categories in about half the year.

Cover Title Author My Rating Category
The Mountain: My Time on Everest The Mountain: My Time on Everest Viesturs, Ed 1. Book about sports


2. Debut novel


3. Book about books
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4. Book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author
Behold the Dreamers
5. Book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)


6. All-ages comic
The Call of the Wild
7. Book published between 1900 and 1950
Wind, Sand and Stars


8. Travel memoir
Of Mice and Men


9. Read a book you’ve read before
The Last Policeman (Last Policeman, #1)


10. Book that is set within 100 miles of your location
The Winter Over


11. Book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)


12. Fantasy novel
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race


13. Nonfiction book about technology
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914


14. Book about war


15. YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+
Animal Farm


16. Book that has been banned
Invisible Man


17. Classic by an author of color
Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder


18. Superhero comic with a female lead
Underground Airlines


19. Book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey
Carry On

20. LGBTQ+ romance novel
Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels


21. Book published by a micropress.
Thunderstruck & Other Stories


22. Collection of stories by a woman
For the Living and the Dead: Poems and a Memoir
No rating


23. Collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love


24. Book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color