2022 Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge

I looked it up and I have been doing this challenge since 2015. Book Riot says that it’s their eighth year, so that would mean I have been doing it since their first one! Look forward to another year of interesting and unusual reads, though… must I read political thrillers and horrors? X (

So… I didn’t finish this year’s challenge. I only managed 1/3 way through The Best American Food Writing 2021. I thought I’d have plenty of time to finish reading it, considering we have 5 hours to drive to our friend’s place for NYE celebration. Unfortunately I was so overworked I fell asleep part of the time, not to mention that my eyes are getting old, and reading on my phone in a moving car in the dark was too tiring for my eyes. I did enjoy reading the essays in the book and will try to finish it in 2023.

  1. Read a biography of an author you admire: In the Weeds
  2. Read a book set in a bookstore: Prose and Cons
  3. Read any book from the Women’s Prize shortlist/longlist/winner list: The Island of Missing Trees 
  4. Read a book in any genre by a POC that’s about joy and not trauma: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
  5. Read an anthology featuring diverse voices: Paris In Mind
  6. Read a nonfiction YA comic: Sisters
  7. Read a romance where at least one of the protagonists is over 40: The Sari Shop Widow
  8. Read a classic written by a POC: A Bond Undone
  9. Read the book that’s been on your TBR the longest: How To Solve a Murder (12 years!!!)
  10. Read a political thriller by a marginalized author (BIPOC, or LGBTQIA+): While Justice Sleeps
  11. Read a book with an asexual and/or aromantic main character: Gods Behaving Badly
  12. Read an entire poetry collection: The Lost Words
  13. Read an adventure story by a BIPOC author: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  14. Read a book whose movie or TV adaptation you’ve seen (but haven’t read the book): Rascal
  15. Read a new-to-you literary magazine (print or digital): 3cents
  16. Read a book recommended by a friend with different reading tastes: Odin’s Child
  17. Read a memoir written by someone who is trans or nonbinary: The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist
  18. Read a “Best _ Writing of the year” book for a topic and year of your choice.
  19. Read a horror novel by a BIPOC author: Meddling Kids
  20. Read an award-winning book from the year you were born: The Egypt Game
  21. Read a queer retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, folklore, or myth: Cinderella is Dead
  22. Read a history about a period you know little about: Midnight in Peking
  23. Read a book by a disabled author: The Reason I Jump
  24. Pick a challenge from any of the previous years’ challenges to repeat! – Read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist: The Book Of Negroes
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