Monday, January 18, 2016

Read Harder Challenge 2016

Last year I endeavored to read 100 books. Not only did I reach that goal, but I surpassed it by reading a total of 131 books. For 2016, I'm taking things a little easier. I'm not giving up on having any reading goals, but instead I'm choosing to participate in a reading challenge. Meet the The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge!

I've posted a copy of the challenge below as an image, but you can find a printable pdf copy of the challenge HERE, if you are interested.

So far I've managed to tick off the following:
  • Read a book out loud to someone else: I read "The 12 Days of Christmas" to my 3 year old cousin.
  • Read a middle grade novel: "The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger
  • Read a book under 100 pages: "The Sleeper and the Spindle" by Neil Gaiman 
  • "Cress" by Marissa Meyer counts as dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel AND is also a book over 500 pages long!

Here are some books that I'm thinking of reading but haven't started yet:

  • Read a horror book: Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  • Read a collection of essays: Refund: Stories by Karen Bender
  • Biography: Frida (This could also count as a book that was adapted into a movie)
  • Read a book about a person that identifies as transgender: Becoming Nicole
  • Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900: Northanger Abbey or Wurthering Heights
  • Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last 3 years: The Wicked + The Divine
  • Read a nonfiction book about feminist themes: Lean In
  • Read a book about politics: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden
  • Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness: The Rosie Project
I'm looking forward to working on this challenge and am having fun getting friends and coworkers involved with it as well! Happy reading!

ReadHarderChallenge2016_checklist (1)

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