2018 Read Harder Challenge

This is a place for me to track what books I’ve read in fulfillment of the 2018 Read Harder Challenge. You can check out the original Book Riot post about the challenge here and a list of books I think I’ll use to complete these tasks here.

A book published posthumously

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

A book of true crime

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

A comic written and illustrated by the same person

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A book set in or or about one of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

A book about nature

A western

Topaz by Beverly Jenkins

A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

March Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A romance novel by or about a person of color

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

A children’s classic published before 1980

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A celebrity memoir

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

An Oprah Book Club selection

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

A book of social science

A one-sitting book

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A book of genre fiction in translation

A book with a cover you hate

Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

An essay anthology

The Displaced edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


9 thoughts on “2018 Read Harder Challenge

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    • Thanks! I think I’ll wind up reading a few more graphic novels that can also count for some of these tasks (like March), but it’s nice to have them checked off!


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