Read Harder 2020

Read Harder is presented by the fab folks at Book Riot. These 24 tasks deliberately aim to break readers out of their comfort zone.

  1. A YA nonfiction book
  2. A retelling of a classic of the canon, fairy tale, or myth by an author of color
  3. A mystery with no violence against women
  4. A graphic memoir: Spinning by Tillie Walden
  5. A book about a natural disaster
  6. A play by an author of color and/or queer author: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  7. A historical fiction novel not set in WWII
  8. An audiobook of poetry
  9. The LAST book in a series
  10. A book that takes place in a rural setting
  11. A debut novel by a queer author: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (a re-read I’m really looking forward to)
  12. A memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
  13. A food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before
  14. A romance starring a single parent
  15. A book about climate change
  16. A doorstopper (over 500 pages) published after 1950, written by a woman
  17. A sci-fi/fantasy novella (under 120 pages)
  18. A picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community
  19. A book by or about a refugee
  20. A middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the US or the UK
  21. A book with a main character or protagonist with a disability (fiction or non): Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  22. A horror book published by an indie press
  23. An edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical)
  24. A book in any genre by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous author