So for 2018, I am doing 2 different reading challenges.  Here they are if you want to play along!

First of all, I am doing the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, which is as follows.

  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
  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)

Then, I am also doing the Book Cellar Reading Challenge that I helped create for work!

  1. Book based in Chicago
  2. Book written by a Chicago author
  3. Book recommended by a bookseller
  4. Book with a title that makes you hungry
  5. Book you wish you read in school
  6. Book written under a nom de plume
  7. Book published by a small press
  8. Book from a genre you rarely/never read
  9. Book published before 1950
  10. Book written by a National Book Award Winner
  11. Book translated from another language
  12. Book written for kids

If anyone needs help with recommendations for any of these categories, let me know!


Also I recommend making a fun star chart like my roommates and I have.  It is really motivating.

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