2019 Read Harder Challenge

Challenges Completed: 24

[X] An epistolary novel or a collection of letters [Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid]

[X] An alternate history novel [The Mermaid by Christina Henry]

[X] A book by a woman and/or AOC that won a literary award in 2018 [Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge]

[X] A humor book [This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips]

[X] A book by a journalist or about journalism [Talent by Juliet Lapodos]

[X] A book by an AOC set in or about space [Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor]

[X] An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America [Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia]

[X] An #ownvoices book set in Oceana [The Bone People by Keri Hulme]

[X] A book published prior to January 1, 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads [Plight of the Living Dead by Matt Simon]

[X] A translated book written and/or translated by a woman [The Lais of Marie de France]

[X] A book of manga [She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai & Tsubasa Yamaguchi]

[X] A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character [And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness]

[X] A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse [The Kiss Quotent by Helen Hoang]

[X] A cozy mystery [The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley]

[X] A book of mythology or folklore [The Night Tiger by Yangszee Choo]

[X] A historical romance by an AOC [A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang]

[X] A business book [The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates]

[X] A novel by a trans or nonbinary author [Autonomous by Annalee Newitz]

[X] A book of nonviolent true crime [Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou]

[X] A book written in prison [Devil on the Cross by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o]

[X] A comic by an LGBTQIA creator [Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson]

[X] A children’s or middle grade book that has won a diversity award since 2009 [The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate]

[X] A self-published book [Still Alice by Lisa Genova]

[X] A collection of poetry published since 2014 [The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace]