Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2015: Update IV

Almost there, just six more goals to hit before the end of the year! And most of these reads have been phenomenal, and I'm so glad this challenge is making me seek them out (or at least pay better attention to my reading patterns.) Honestly, I think "romance novel" is going to be my hardest one, as it is not a go-to genre for me.


2015 Challenge:


A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65

Bookmarked: Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn by Wendy W. Fairey


A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link


A book published by an indie press

Jane Austen: Cover to Cover by Margaret C. Sullivan (published by Quirk Books)


A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh


A book by a person whose gender is different from your own

A Few Words of Jane Austen by Stuart Tave


A book that takes place in Asia

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


A book by an author from Africa


A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)


A microhistory

The Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles


A YA novel

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block


A sci-fi novel

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin


A romance novel


A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade


A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)

Uprooted by Naomi Novik (it doesn't retell a specific story, but is heavily influenced by Eastern European folklore, specifically Baba Jaga)


An audiobook

Doctor Who: A History by Alan Kistler


A collection of poetry


A book that someone else has recommended to you

Salsa Nocturna by Daniel Jose Older


A book that was originally published in another language

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan


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

Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples


A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)

Adventure Time Volume 1 by Ryan North, Mike Holmes, Pendleton Ward, et al


A book published before 1850


A book published this year

Spinster by Kate Bolick


A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

Tiny, Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed



*(Original Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: Read Harder Challenge 2015)*