2018 Book Challenges

Read Harder (Book Riot)

  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 Lonesome Dove (I have to read it for school anyway!)
  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
  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
  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)

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge

  1. A classic you’ve been meaning to read
  2. A book recommended by someone with great taste
  3. A book in translation
  4. A book nominated for an award in 2018
  5. A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection William Shakespeare’s King Lear
  6. A book you can read in a day
  7. A book that’s more than 500 pages
  8. A book by a favorite author completed 1/25/18 – Joyland by Stephen King
  9. A book recommended by a librarian
  10. A banned book
  11. A memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction
  12. A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own