Reading Challenges

Read Harder Challenge 2017:
Read a book about sports –
Read a debut novel – Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Read a book about books – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Read a book set in Central/South America, written by a Central/South American author – The Cave by Jose Saramago
Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative – The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
Read an all ages comic –
Read a book published between 1900 and 1950 –
Read a travel memoir – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Read a book you’ve read before – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location – The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location – Two if by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Read a fantasy novel – The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
Read a book about war – Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick
Read a YA or middle-grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+ – As I Descended by Robin Talley
Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country –
Read a classic by an author of color –
Read a superhero comic with a female lead –
Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey – The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel – A Seahorse Year by Stacey D’Erasmo
Read a book published by a micropress –
Read a collection of stories by a woman –
Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love – Von Baum des Lebens by Hermann Hesse
Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color – The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017
A book recommended by a librarian – Room by Emma Donoghue
A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
A book of letters – Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer
An audiobook –
A book by a person of color –
A book with one of the four seasons in the title –
A book that is a story within a story –
A book with multiple authors – My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodie Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
An espionage thriller –
A book with a cat on the cover –
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – I Wrote This For You by PleaseFindThis
A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read –
A book by or about a person who has a disability –
A book involving travel – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
A book with a subtitle –
A book published in 2017 –
A book involving a mythical creature –
A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile –
A book about food – The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert
A book with career advice –
A book from a nonhuman perspective – The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon
A steampunk novel –
A book with a red spine – The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly
A book set in the wilderness – The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
A book you loved as a child –
A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited – The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
A book with a title that’s a character’s name – The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
A novel set during wartime – Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kathleen Donohoe
A book with an unreliable narrator – Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
A book with pictures –
A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A book about an interesting woman – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
A book set in two different time periods – The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
A book with a month or day of the week in the title – 4th of July by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
A book set in a hotel – American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus
A book written about someone you admire –
A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 –
A book set around a holiday other than Christmas –
The first book in a series you haven’t read before – The Gates by John Connelly
A book you bought on a trip – I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
A book recommended by an author you love –
A bestseller from 2016 – The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
A book with a family-member term in the title –
A book that takes place over a character’s life span – The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
A book about an immigrant or refugee – Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of –
A book with an eccentric character – Too Far by Rich Shapero
A book that’s more than 800 pages –
A book you got from a used book sale – You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
A book that’s been mentioned in another book –
A book about a difficult topic – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
A book based on mythology –