Book Riot Challenges (2018)


Two years ago, I tried my hand at Random House Book Bingo. At first, I seemed up for the challenge by carefully choosing which book I would read for which square. In the end, I only read one book on the list.

I’m determined to make 2018 my bitch and read ALL the books to complete this challenge! So far I’ve read one book that fits the 24 categories and reading another one (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara)!!!! Please let me know if you have suggestions for the other categories — I need as much help as I can get!!!! See all my exclamation marks? Seriously.

Thanks Book Riot for these wonderful challenges (that will improve the minds of everyone who does them)!

Read Harder Challenge 2018

  1. A book published posthumously:
  2. A book of true crime:
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance):
  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):
  6. A book about nature:
  7. A western:
  8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color:
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature:
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color: Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980:
  12. A celebrity memoir:
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection:
  14. A book of social science:
  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: The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani
  20. A book with a cover you hate:
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author:
  22. An essay anthology:
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60:
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished):

Who else is doing the Read Harder challenge???