Read Harder 2019

Read Harder is presented by the fab folks at Book Riot. These 24 tasks deliberately aim to break readers out of their comfort zone. 2018 was definitely a challenge for me, so let’s see how 2019 goes!

  1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  2. An alternate history novel: American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
  3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  4. A humor book
  5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson
  6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
  7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
  8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
  9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
  10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
  11. A book of manga
  12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
  13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
  14. A cozy mystery: Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  15. A book of mythology or folklore: Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney
  16. An historical romance by an AOC: An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole
  17. A business book
  18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
  19. A book of nonviolent true crime
  20. A book written in prison
  21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
  22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
  23. A self-published book
  24. A collection of poetry published since 2014