Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for 2018 is over. You can still do a retro challenge, if you like, though!

I finished this list a while ago, but forgot to share it.

  1. Published Posthumously: The Woman at the Washington Zoo; Marjorie Williams.

2. True Crime: The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber; Julian Rubinstein.

3. Classic Genre Fiction: False Colors, Georgette Heyer.

4. Comic Written & Drawn by the Same Person: Adulthood is A Myth; Sarah Anderson.

5. Set or About BRICS: The Tsar of Love & Techno; Anthony Marra.

6. Nature: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek; Annie Dillard.

7. Western: Perma Red; Debra Earling.

8. Comic Written or Illustrated by POC: Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths; Shigeru Mizuki.

9. Post/Colonial Literature: Half of a Yellow Sun; Chimamanda Adichie.

10. Romance by or about POC: The Bollywood Affair; Sonali Dev.

11. Children’s Classic from before 1980: The Westing Game; Ellen Raskin.

12. Celebrity Memoir: The Princess Diarist; Carrie Fisher.

13. Oprah Book Club: The Invention of Wings; Sue Kidd.

14. Social Science: Nomadland; Jessica Bruder.

15. Read in One Sitting: The Uncommon Reader; Alan Bennett.

16. First Book in a YA/Middle Grade Series New to You: The Lightning Thief; Rick Riordan.

17. Sci Fi with Female Protagonist & Author: Radiance; Catherynne Valente.

18. Comic not from Marvel/DC/Image: Misfit City vol 1; Kirsten Smith.

19. Genre Fiction in Translation: Three Body Problem; Cixin Liu.

20. Cover You Hate: Mexican Flyboy; Alfredo Vea.

21. Mystery by POC/LGBT: Golden Boy; Michael Nava

22. Essay Anthology: The Best American Essays of the Century; Joyce Oates.

23. Female Protagonist Over 60: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax; Dorothy Gilman.

24. Assigned Book Hated/Never Finished: The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Read harder, everyone. Did you complete any challenges in 2018? Plan for any in next year? Here’s to 2019!

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. ksbeth says:

    thanks for sharing this list, caitlin, and happy new year to you –

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