Book Riot Challenges (2016)


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. To keep things interesting in 2017, I’m going to throw a coin and whatever squares it lands I’m going to read books (I haven’t read) that fit the category. Each month I will update this page and you’ll be able to read what I thought of them in my monthly wrap-up posts. Thanks Book Riot for these wonderful challenges (that will improve the minds of everyone who does them)!



Update (Dec 2017): So, this was off my radar for a while. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to finish this in 2018 🙂

Read a horror book: The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder
Read a non-fiction book about science: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Read a collection of essays: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Read a book out loud to someone else:
Read a middle grade novel: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Read a biography: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Read a book originally published in the decade you were born (1980s): The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie Award: Geek Feminist Revolution by Jessica Daigle
Read a book over 500 pages long:
Read a book under 100 pages:
Read a book by or about someone who identifies as transgender:
Read a book that is set in the middle east:
Read a book that is by an author from southeast Asia:
Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900:
Read a first book in a series by a person of colour:
Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years:
Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which is better:
Read a non-fiction book about feminism or has feminist themes:
Read a book about religion (non-fiction or fiction):
Read a book about politics in your country or another (fiction or non-fiction):
Read a food memoir:
Read a play:
Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness: