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message 1: by Ann (last edited Nov 30, 2018 04:20PM) (new)

Ann (annbeman) | 29 comments The plan, based on books in my to-read list thus far for 2018 (Can you tell I'm excited?):

[3/2] 1. A book published posthumously -Maurice by E.M. Forster
[6/2] -I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
or -Northanger Abbey
or -Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
or -The Rag and Bone Shop

[6/2] 2. A book of true crime -I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
or -The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

[8/24] 3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) -The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
or -A Wrinkle in Time
or -The Windup Girl

[6/4] 4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person -Nimona

[1/7] 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) -A Gentleman in Moscow

[9/16] 6. A book about nature -The Solace of Open Spaces
or -Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman's Search for Balance

[9/12] 7. A western -Boneyard by Seanan McGuire

[1/1] 8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color -Saints by Gene Luen Yang

[10/1] 9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature -A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

[1/20] 10. A romance novel by or about a person of color -The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

[1/5] 11. A children’s classic published before 1980 -A Wrinkle in Time

[5/10] 12. A celebrity memoir -We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories by Gabrielle Union

[10/26] 13. An Oprah Book Club selection -Sula by Toni Morrison

[9/10] 14. A book of social science -Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

[1/1] 15. A one-sitting book -Saints
[1/10] -The Lady Astronaut of Mars
[4/1] -Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold

[2/20] 16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series -The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

[7/29] 17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author -Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall
or Ancillary Justice

[5/6] 18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image -The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite

[11/30] 19. A book of genre fiction in translation -The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
or -The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
or -The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard

[4/8] 20. A book with a cover you hate - Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell
or - Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood Priestdaddy: A Memoir

[4/18] 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author -Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall

[11/20] 22. An essay anthology -How We Speak to One Another by Ander Monson
or -Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction by Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney [editors]

[1/10] 23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 -The Lady Astronaut of Mars
or Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun
or What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller

[9/30] 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) -Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Read: 24/24 = 100% as of 11/30/18


message 2: by Doug (new)

Doug | 1 comments I did 20 out of 24 in 2017; hope I can do better next year!

1) A book published posthumously

2) A book of true crime

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

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

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

6) A book about nature

7) A western

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color

11) A children’s classic published before 1980

12) A celebrity memoir

13) An Oprah Book Club selection

14) A book of social science

15) A one-sitting book

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

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

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation

20) A book with a cover you hate

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22) An essay anthology

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 3: by Kristen (last edited Dec 01, 2018 10:51AM) (new)

Kristen | 4 comments FINISHED!

Trying to tend to my ever-growing to-read list while also hitting some literature I feel like I should have already read.

1) A book published posthumously: Maurice Finished 9/12/18
2) A book of true crime: In Cold Blood Finished 11/1/18
3) A classic of genre fiction: We Have Always Lived in the Castle Finished 6/9/18
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Nimona
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries: The Bear and the Nightingale
6) A book about nature: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
7) A western: Riders of the Purple Sage
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: The Best We Could Do Finished 3/23/18
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Widows of Malabar Hill Finished 5/2/18
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: My Accidental Jihad Finished 11/12/18
11) A children’s classic published before 1980: The Princess Bride Finished 3/31/18
12) A celebrity memoir: Scrappy Little Nobody Finished 3/19/18
13) An Oprah Book Club selection: East of Eden Finished 5/9/18
14) A book of social science: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media Finished 5/22/18
15) A one-sitting book: Scythe
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Book Scavenger
17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Crystal Singer Finished 6/2/18
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Giant Days, Vol. 2 Finished 3/23/18
19) A book of genre fiction in translation: The Snowman
20) A book with a cover you hate: These Broken Stars Finished 10/4/18
21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: All I Did Was Shoot My Man Finished 5/4/18
22) An essay anthology: Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium Finished 11/14/18
23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Murder at the Vicarage Finished 11/27/18
24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): 1984


message 4: by Margaret (last edited Jul 14, 2018 09:11AM) (new)

Margaret (igem36) | 0 comments 18/24 (with one quadruple-dip)

1) A book published posthumously - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Finished 1-10-18

2) A book of true crime - Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA by Jefferson Bass Finished 1-27-18

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells Finished 2-6-18

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - Savage Dragon #167, Savage Dragon #168, Savage Dragon 177, Savage Dragon #209, all by Erik Larsen Finished 3-16-18

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - Sailing With Senta - Across Coral Seas - Pierre Van Rooyen and Faith Van Rooyen - finished 3-30-18

6) A book about nature - Walden by Henry David Thoreau - finished 4-26-18

7) A western - Because of a Dog: A Western Novella by Donald L. Robertson - finished 4-28-18

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Black Bolt (2017-) #2 by Saladin Ahmed - finished 4-28-18; The Sandman#8 by Neil Gaiman - finished 4-29-18

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Byrd's Line: A Natural History by Stephen Conrad Ausband - finished 3-5-18

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color - Sanctuary Cove by Rochelle Alers - finished 5-4-18

11) A children’s classic published before 1980 - The Complete Peter Rabbit Library 23 Book Boxed Set by Beatrix Potter - finished 5-30-18

12) A celebrity memoir - Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham - finished 6-26-18

13) An Oprah Book Club selection -

14) A book of social science -

15) A one-sitting book - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf - read from 5:25 pm until 8:30 pm on 1-10-18 (never again).

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors - finished 6-30-18

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author -

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Star Wars Episode 1: Queen Amidala (by Dark Horse) - finished 7-14-18

19) A book of genre fiction in translation -

20) A book with a cover you hate - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Finished 1-10-18

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - The Art of Secrets by James Klise - finished 7-7-18

22) An essay anthology -

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Finished 1-10-18

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - Light in August


message 5: by Shelldon (Aspiring Ninja) (last edited Dec 23, 2018 02:42PM) (new)

Shelldon (Aspiring Ninja) | 16 comments 24/24

1) A book published posthumously
Northanger Abbey

2) A book of true crime
The Map Thief

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Sword in the Stone

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person
Hellboy, Vol. 2: Wake the Devil

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
The Bear and the Nightingale

6) A book about nature
Lab Girl

7) A western
The Sisters Brothers

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Supergirl: Being Super

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
When Dimple Met Rishi

11) A children’s classic published before 1980
Winnie-the-Pooh

12) A celebrity memoir
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

13) An Oprah Book Club selection
The Underground Railroad

14) A book of social science
How the World Works

15) A one-sitting book
Bone Gap

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
Over Sea, Under Stone
Akata Witch

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

19) A book of genre fiction in translation
The Three-Body Problem

20) A book with a cover you hate
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
Land of Shadows

22) An essay anthology
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
Sadie


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura Hill | 3 comments A suggestion for: A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. One of the best SF books I've read in a decade. My review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 7: by Daph (new)

Daph L 1) A book published posthumously -- The Cross of Love

2) A book of true crime -- In Cold Blood

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) -- The Mysterious Affair at Styles

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

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

6) A book about nature -- A Walk in the Woods

7) A western --

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature --

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color -- Destiny's Surrender

11) A children’s classic published before 1980 -- Little House in the Big Woods

12) A celebrity memoir -- Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

13) An Oprah Book Club selection -- Open House

14) A book of social science -- Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

15) A one-sitting book

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

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

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation

20) A book with a cover you hate

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author -- Mama Stalks the Past

22) An essay anthology --

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - Beowulf


message 8: by Martha (last edited Dec 01, 2018 10:36AM) (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 157 comments 24/24
Completed 12/1/2018

1) A book published posthumously: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

2) A book of true crime: What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): The Ivy Tree

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: The Best We Could Do

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): The Widows of Malabar Hill

6) A book about nature: The Overstory

7) A western: No Country for Old Men

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: Stay with Me

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: Indigo

11) A children’s classic published before 1980: The Pushcart War

12) A celebrity memoir: Becoming

13) An Oprah Book Club selection: An American Marriage

14) A book of social science: Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free

15) A one-sitting book: Exit West

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Aru Shah and the End of Time

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Stone Sky

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: The Best We Could Do (Also used for task #4)

19) A book of genre fiction in translation: The Master Key

20) A book with a cover you hate: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Unquiet Dead

22) An essay anthology: Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: The Snow Child

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): The Grapes of Wrath


message 9: by Nina (last edited Sep 08, 2018 04:20AM) (new)

Nina (ninakins) | 8 comments 24 / 24 - Completed 9/7/18 Whoot whoot!

[X] 1. A book published posthumously- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole ***
[X] 2. A book of true crime - Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schecter ****
[X] 3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Dune by Frank Herbert ****
[X] 4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person - I Hate Fairyland #1 by Scottie Young ***
[X] 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - War and Peace: the Inner Sanctum Edition by Leo Tolstoy *****
[X] 6. A book about nature - Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey *****
[X] 7. A western- True Grit by Charles Portis ****
[X] 8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Concrete Park Volume 1 by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander ***
[X] 9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad *****
[X] 10. A romance novel by or about a person of color - Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins ***
[X] 11. A children’s classic published before 1980 - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham ****
[X] 12. A celebrity memoir - Life by Keith Richards ****
[X] 13. An Oprah Book Club selection Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed *****
[X] 14. A book of social science Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande ****
[X] 15. A one-sitting book Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas *****
[X] 16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige **
[X] 17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Binti by Nnedi Okorafor ***
[X] 18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension Volume 1 ***
[X] 19. A book of genre fiction in translation - Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was by Angelica Gorodischer (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin) ****
[X] 20. A book with a cover you hate - Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold (Kindle edition) Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold ****
[X] 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart ***
[X] 22. An essay anthology - But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman ***
[X] 23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington *****
[X] 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 0 stars (still hate it)

5 stars: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Desert Solitaire A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3) by Lisa Kleypas
4 stars: Life Keith Richards by Keith Richards Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Kalpa Imperial The Greatest Empire That Never Was by Angélica Gorodischer True Grit by Charles Portis Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert Man-Eater The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schechter The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold
3 stars: Hallowed Murder (Jane Lawless, #1) by Ellen Hart Concrete Park Volume 1 by Tony Puryear But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Doctor Who The Lost Dimension Vol. 1 by Nick Abadzis Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Destiny's Embrace (Destiny, #1) by Beverly Jenkins I Hate Fairyland Book One by Skottie Young
2 stars: Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) by Danielle Paige
Zero stars: Lord of the Flies by William Golding


message 10: by Riah (last edited May 14, 2018 02:14PM) (new)

Riah  | 76 comments Planned:
1) A book published posthumously Ariel
2) A book of true crime Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith or Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI or At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power or Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) Stand on Zanzibar or A Canticle for Leibowitz or The Man in the High Castle or Native Tongue
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 or M.F.K.: Book One
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) Agaat or The Prey of Gods
6) A book about nature: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World or Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness or Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
7) A western Vengeance Road or Topaz or Six-Gun Snow White or River of Teeth or The Gunslinger
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 3 or Aya
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature Allah is Not Obliged or Wizard of the Crow
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color Hate to Want You or Radio Silence/Signal Boost/Mixed Signals or Topaz
11) A children’s classic published before 1980 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or A Wizard of Earthsea
12) A celebrity memoir We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories or Scrappy Little Nobody or Dear Mr. You
13) An Oprah Book Club selection Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail or Behold the Dreamers or The Poisonwood Bible
14) A book of social science Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas about Race
15) A one-sitting book
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series Love in the Time of Global Warming or Starglass or Ashfall or The Reader or Children of Blood and Bone
17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Provenance or Dawn
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Aya or La Boriqueña (which seems not to be on goodreads yet) or Mine! : a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood
19) A book of genre fiction in translation Amatka or Ball Lightning or The Queue
20) A book with a cover you hate The Mexican Flyboy or Redemption in Indigo
The Mexican Flyboy by Alfredo Véa Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author The Lazarus Effect or The Interpreter or The Unquiet Dead or The Intuitionist
22) An essay anthology The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race or Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America or The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing or Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on The Decision Not To Have Kids or Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process
23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 Witches Abroad or The Lady Astronaut of Mars
24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies or Physics for Poets

Read (books in parentheses are doubled up books that could also count for the task):
1) A book published posthumously Ariel
2) A book of true crime Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story (At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power)
3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) Native Tongue
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person M.F.K.: Book One
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) The Prey of Gods
6) A book about nature Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
7) A western River of Teeth (Taste of Marrow, Topaz)
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 3 (In Real Life, Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch, Aya)
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature Foreign Gods, Inc.
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color Mixed Signals (The Sun Is Also a Star, Topaz)
11) A children’s classic published before 1980 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
12) A celebrity memoir We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories
13) An Oprah Book Club selection Behold the Dreamers
14) A book of social science Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas (At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power)
15) A one-sitting book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, The Lady Astronaut of Mars)
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series Children of Blood and Bone (An Ember in the Ashes)
17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Provenance (The Lady Astronaut of Mars, Native Tongue)
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Aya (M.F.K.: Book One)
19) A book of genre fiction in translation The Queue
20) A book with a cover you hate The Mexican Flyboy
21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author The Unquiet Dead
22) An essay anthology The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 The Lady Astronaut of Mars
24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


message 11: by Anna (last edited Nov 24, 2018 05:34AM) (new)

Anna H. (annaholla) | 65 comments Completed: Nov. 24!

Progress: 24/24

1. A book published posthumously: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
2. A book of true crime: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
3. A classic of genre fiction: Dracula
4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1
5. A book set in or about one of the BRICS countries: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
6. A book about nature: The Overstory
7. A western: News of the World
8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me
9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Fish Girl
10. A romance novel by or about a person of color: An Extraordinary Union
11. A children’s classic published before 1980: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
12. A celebrity memoir: The Princess Diarist
13. An Oprah Book Club selection: The Poisonwood Bible
14. A book of social science: Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
15. A one-sitting book: We Should All Be Feminists
16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: A Wrinkle in Time
18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Whiteout Volume 1
19. A book of genre fiction in translation: Let the Right One In
20. A book with a cover you hate: The Redemption of Galen Pike
21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
22. An essay anthology: The Good Immigrant
23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Moon Tiger
24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Wuthering Heights

Chronological order:
Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, #1) by Emil Ferris The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies Whiteout Volume 1 - The Definitive Edition by Greg Rucka We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher Trouble Is a Friend of Mine (Trouble, #1) by Stephanie Tromly Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me by Lorina Mapa The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe News of the World by Paulette Jiles I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver The Overstory by Richard Powers Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Dracula by Bram Stoker Dopesick Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee


message 12: by Christine (last edited Sep 26, 2018 02:27PM) (new)

Christine Completed: 17/24

1. A book published posthumously Meditations

✔2. A book of true crime Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

✔3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) The Grand Sophy

✔4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person Your Black Friend

✔5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) Doctor Zhivago

6. A book about nature Last Chance to See

✔7. A western All the Pretty Horses

✔8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Your Black Friend

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature No Longer at Ease

✔10. A romance novel by or about a person of color Radio Silence

✔11. A children’s classic published before 1980 A Wrinkle in Time

✔12. A celebrity memoir Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

13. An Oprah Book Club selection The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

✔14. A book of social science Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

✔15. A one-sitting book The Turn of the Screw

16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series A Wizard of Earthsea

✔17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Parable of the Sower

✔18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Your Black Friend

✔19. A book of genre fiction in translation The Three-Body Problem

✔20. A book with a cover you hate Doctor Zhivago

✔21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author The Little Stranger

22. An essay anthology Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 The Secret Scripture, Murder at the Vicarage

✔24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) The Call of the Wild


message 13: by SiqiLi (last edited Sep 20, 2018 09:21AM) (new)

SiqiLi | 1 comments 4/24

[ ] 1. A book published posthumously
A Death in the Family
[ ] 2. A book of true crime
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI or In Cold Blood
[DONE] 3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, scifi/fantasy, romance)
Murder on the Orient Express
[ ] 4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
[ DONE] 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
The Man from Moscow
[ ] 6. A book about nature
[ ] 7. A western- True Grit
[ ] 8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
[ ] 9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
[ ] 10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
[ ] 11. A children’s classic published before 1980
[ ] 12. A celebrity memoir
[ ] 13. An Oprah Book Club selection
[ ] 14. A book of social science
[ ] 15. A one-sitting book
[ ] 16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
[ ] 17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
[ ] 18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
[ ] 19. A book of genre fiction in translation
[DONE ] 20. A book with a cover you hateThe Hate U Give
[ ] 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
[ ] 22. An essay anthology
[ ] 23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
[DONE ] 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished).The Road


message 14: by Chrissy (last edited Dec 30, 2018 08:33AM) (new)

Chrissy | 46 comments Progress: 24/24 = Finished!

1. A book published posthumously Ariel April 15 ★★★
2. A book of true crime Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam October 19 ★★★
3. A classic of genre fiction Gaudy Night October 18 ★★★★
4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too August 26 ★★★★
5. A book set in or about one of the BRICS countries Dom Casmurro October 29 ★★★1/2
6. A book about nature Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness October 11 ★★★★★
7. A western Days Without End June 19 ★★★★
8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Volume 1 November 12 ★★★
9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature Pachinko May 26 ★★★★
10. A romance novel by or about a person of color The Wedding Date April 13 ★★★1/2
11. A children’s classic published before 1980 Peter Pan June 5 ★★★1/2
12. A celebrity memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare February 1 ★★★
13. An Oprah Book Club selection Behold the Dreamers February 28 ★★★★
14. A book of social science Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind January 25 ★★★1/2
15. A one-sitting book Brokeback Mountain June 8 ★★★★★
16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series Akata Witch April 28 ★★★★★
17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Dawn December 1 ★★★
18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Blankets January 20 ★★★★
19. A book of genre fiction in translation The Devotion of Suspect X July 20 ★★★★
20. A book with a cover you hate A Reaper at the Gates July 30 ★★★
21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author Pathogen June 24 ★★★
22. An essay anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times January 15, ★★★★
23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60The Elegance of the Hedgehog November 1, ★★★
24. An assigned book you hated Lord of the Flies December 30, ★★★


message 15: by Elle (last edited May 06, 2018 04:45PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 68 comments Read: 6/24

1. A book published posthumously
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twain

✔2. A book of true crime - Apr 22
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

✔4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person - Apr 22
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

6. A book about nature
The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson

✔7. A western - Mar 24
True Grit by Charles Portis

8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

✔10. A romance novel by or about a person of color - May 6
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

11. A children’s classic published before 1980
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

12. A celebrity memoir
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

13. An Oprah Book Club selection
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

14. A book of social science
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

✔15. A one-sitting book - Feb 12
All Systems Red by Martha Wells

✔16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Mar 15
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales

19. A book of genre fiction in translation
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

20. A book with a cover you hate
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente

21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

22. An essay anthology
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


message 16: by Melody (last edited Nov 24, 2018 10:28PM) (new)

Melody | 7 comments 24/24!!!

1) A book published posthumously - Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston

2) A book of true crime - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Thriller)

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - Temper by Nicky Drayden (South Africa)

6) A book about nature - Wild by Emily Hughes

7) A western - Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color - Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

11) A children’s classic published before 1980 - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877)

12) A celebrity memoir - Yes Please by Amy Poehler

13) An Oprah Book Club selection - White Oleander by Janet Fitch

14) A book of social science - The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling by Arlie Russell Hochschild

15) A one-sitting book - The Trojan Women by Euripides

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha Trilogy)

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Mem by Bethany C. Morrow

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun (Harper Perennial)

19) A book of genre fiction in translation - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, translated by Alfred Birnbaum (SciFi/Fantasy, Japanese)

20) A book with a cover you hate - Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

22) An essay anthology - The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward, Kima Jones, Garnette Cadogan, Claudia Rankine, Emily Raboteau, Mitchell S. Jackson, Natasha S. Trethewey, Daniel José Older, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Wendy S. Walters, Isabel Wilkerson, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Carol Anderson, Kevin Young, Kiese Laymon, and Clint Smith

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - Slade House by David Mitchell

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (Never Finished)

The Managed Heart Commercialization of Human Feeling by Arlie Russell Hochschild Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, #7) by Naomi Novik White Oleander by Janet Fitch The Fire This Time A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi The Women of Troy by Euripides Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Who Fears Death (Who Fears Death, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Temper by Nicky Drayden The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston Yes Please by Amy Poehler Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Mem by Bethany C. Morrow Slade House by David Mitchell Wild by Emily Hughes


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (harasnicolebooks) | 8 comments This will be my first Read Harder Challenge in 2018, so I'm excited!

0/24
"???" = To Be Determined

1) A book published posthumously: Either Micro by Michael Crichton or Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

2) A book of true crime: ???

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

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: ???

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

6) A book about nature: ???

7) A western: ???

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: ???

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: ???

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: ???

11) A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wrinkle in Time

12) A celebrity memoir: ???

13) An Oprah Book Club selection: ???

14) A book of social science: ???

15) A one-sitting book: ???

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Either Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer or City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: ???

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: ???

19) A book of genre fiction in translation: ???

20) A book with a cover you hate: Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: I don't which book just yet, but it'll be one by Josh Lanyon.

22) An essay anthology: ???

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: A Pocket Full of Rye

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Jane Eyre


message 18: by Daph (new)

Daph L A few people are reading In Cold Blood. It should be interesting to talk about.


message 19: by Jill (last edited Oct 12, 2018 06:55PM) (new)

Jill Read 18/24

✔️A book published posthumously: The Girl Who Played with Fire
✔️A book of,true crime: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
3. A classic of genre fiction (I.e. mystery, sci-if/fantasy, romance): Emma
✔️A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
✔️A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China or South Africa): The God of Small Things
✔️A book about nature: Lab Girl
✔️A western: News of the World
9. A comic written or illustrated by a person of colorPersepolis: The Story of a Childhood
✔️A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster
10. A romance novel by or about a person of color: An Extraordinary Union
✔️A children's classic published before 1980: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
✔️A celebrity memoir: Bossypants
✔️An Oprah Book Club selection: Behold the Dreamers
✔️ A book of social science: American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
✔️A one sitting book: Convenience Store Woman
16. A first book in a new to,you YA or middle grade series: Cinder
✔️ A sci if novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Kindred
18. A comic that isn't published by Marvel, DC, or Image
19. A book of genre fiction in translation: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
✔️ A book with a cover you hate: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
✔️A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Cutting Season
✔️ An essay anthology: The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown
✔️A book with a female protagonist over 60: Britt-Marie Was Here
✔️An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Lord of the Flies


message 20: by Brandyn (last edited Jan 08, 2018 09:48AM) (new)

Brandyn (brandy_k) | 59 comments Read 0/24

1) A book published posthumously
When Breath Becomes Air
2) A book of true crime
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy or Columbine
3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
Devil in a Blue Dress
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person
Nimona
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
The Bear and the Nightingale
6) A book about nature
Lab Girl
7) A western
My Ántonia
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Bitch Planet #6
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
A little unclear on this one. I’ve seen Who Fears Death and Shōgun on listopia so probably one of those.
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
An Extraordinary Union
11) A children’s classic published before 1980
A Wrinkle in Time
12) A celebrity memoir
Why Not Me?
13) An Oprah Book Club selection
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
14) A book of social science
Haven't made up my mind possibly
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation or Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
15) A one-sitting book
The Hate U Give (I assume)
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
Caraval
17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
Would The Fifth Season count or is that too fantasy?
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Lumberjanes #1
19) A book of genre fiction in translation
Maybe I'll finally finish The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
20) A book with a cover you hate
Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters, #2) by Juliet Marillier Son of the Shadows
21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
Devil in a Blue Dress
22) An essay anthology
Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession or Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show
23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
The Joy Luck Club
24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
A Prayer for Owen Meany - I really didn't like this in high school, but so many people I know love it so I'll give it another chance.


message 21: by Mercedes (last edited Nov 23, 2018 07:29PM) (new)

Mercedes (villadinorah) | 92 comments So excited! Again this year, I'm attempting to fill most prompts with female authors. Here we go:

24/24 Completed 11/23, at 22:32!

(X)1) A book published posthumously: Northanger Abbey Commendable

(X)2) A book of true crime: The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story. Why I'd pick a book about Bundy, especially when I was within months of his days in Tallahassee... yikes. Excellent account, regardless.

(X)3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): The Left Hand of Darkness What a novel! Another six 🌟 book!

(X) 4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Through the Woods. This was just ok. Great illustrations, stories were so so.

(X)5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): The Passion According to G.H. (Brazil) . Actually, I worked my way through PORTUGUESE in 10 minutes a day with CD-ROM for our upcoming trip. Is that cheating? Well, it's my challenge. Anyway, I'll read the book I initially posted eventually later in the year.

(X)6) A book about nature: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year. Totally loving

(X)7) A western: O Pioneers!

(X)8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: This One Summer. Enjoyed.

(X)9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: Something by Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight I adored this novel.

(X)10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line, which is a romance, in true life.

(X)11) A children’s classic published before 1980: Pippi Longstocking. Fun read!

(X)12) A celebrity memoir: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas A truly admirable art-filled life!

(X)13) An Oprah Book Club selection: Ellen Foster. Tenderness and tenacity, that's what it's about and I loved it.

(X)14) A book of social science: The Women's Room

(X)15) A one-sitting book: Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

(X)16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Harriet the Spy I loved this wonderful book!

(X)17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Blind Assassin

(X)18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Hark! A Vagrant This too was just ok.

(X)19) A book of genre fiction in translation: Crossfire by Miyabe. I'm indifferent about this book.

(X) 20) A book with a cover you hate: The Bone People A good read.

(X)21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Talented Mr. Ripley Awesome!

(X)22) An essay anthology: On Photography

(X) 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Wise Children. This was just ok. Entertaining, and well put together, but more about events than about characters.

(X)24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Why oh why did I wait so long!


message 22: by Grace (last edited Nov 17, 2018 09:38AM) (new)

Grace | 3 comments Completed 24/24 Complete
1. DONE: A book published posthumously- When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
2. A book of true crime- Lucky: A Memoir, by Alice Sebold
DONE 3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier
DONE 4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
DONE 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
DONE 6. A book about nature Walden, by Henry D. Thoreau
DONE 7. A western, Willa Cather, Great Plains Trilogy O Pioneers!, My Antonia, & Song of the Lark
DONE 8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi
DONE9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature, The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood
DONE 10. A romance novel by or about a person of color Indigo, by Beverly Jenkins
DONE 11. A children’s classic published before 1980-Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
DONE 12. A celebrity memoir My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, by Dick Van Dyke
DONE 13. An Oprah Book Club selection-Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
DONE 14. A book of social science, Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansan
DONE 15. A one-sitting book, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
DONE 16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series- Eragon by Christopher Paolini
DONE 17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author, A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
DONE 18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image, Nimona, by Noell Stevenson
DONE 19. A book of genre fiction in translation The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
DONE 20. A book with a cover you hate, Eragon, by Christopher Paolini (this was the movie paperback, yuck)
DONE 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author Wife of the Gods, by Kwei Quartey
DONE 22. An essay anthology-The Best American Essays, Ed: John Jeremiah Sullivan
DONE 23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
DONE 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) The Round House, by Louise Erdrigch


message 23: by Rainey (last edited Mar 21, 2018 06:15AM) (new)

Rainey | 241 comments 10/24


1) A book published posthumously:

Sleeping Murder or
Islands in the Stream or
Meditations

2) A book of true crime:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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

Parable of the Sower

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - COMPLETED - Boxers

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): COMPLETED - Boxers


Blood-Drenched Beard or
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra or
Sea of Poppies or
India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking or
The Association of Small Bombs

6) A book about nature:

Lab Girl or
The Signature of All Things or
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

7) A western:

The Sisters Brothers or
Girl Waits with Gun

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: COMPLETED - Boxers

Black Panther: World of Wakanda

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature:

Sea of Poppies or
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra or
The Glass Palace

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: COMPLETED - The Wedding Date


Love On My Mind or
An Extraordinary Union or
Breathless

11) A children’s classic published before 1980:

A Wrinkle in Time

12) A celebrity memoir: COMPLETED - The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir & The Autobiography of Gucci Mane


You Don't Have to Say You Love Me or
Dancing With Myself or
I Am Spock or
Men We Reaped or
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

13) An Oprah Book Club selection:

Anna Karenina or
A Tale of Two Cities / Great Expectations

14) A book of social science:

Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City or
The Hate U Give or
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness or
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City or
The Power or
Old Man's War or
Parable of the Sower or
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic or
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy


15) A one-sitting book: COMPLETED - Milk and Honey

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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or
Akata Witch

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author:

Parable of the Sower or
Akata Witch or
The Fifth Season or
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms or
The Night Masquerade

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: COMPLETED - Boxers


19) A book of genre fiction in translation:

Six Four

20) A book with a cover you hate: COMPLETED - Problems

Priestdaddy: A Memoir

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author:

You Don't Know Me or Righteous or
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

22) An essay anthology:

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex or
The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing or
Nasty Women or
The Best European Short Stories or
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: COMPLETED - The Book of Eve

The Blind Assassin or
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple) or
The Kitchen God's Wife

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): COMPLETED - Problems

The Underground Railroad - never finished for book club


message 24: by Kathryn (last edited Jan 09, 2018 06:18PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) 1) A book published posthumously

2) A book of true crime

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

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 1/9/18 ****

6) A book about nature

7) A western

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color

11) A children’s classic published before 1980

12) A celebrity memoir

13) An Oprah Book Club selection

14) A book of social science

15) A one-sitting book

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

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

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation

20) A book with a cover you hate

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22) An essay anthology

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 25: by Hélène (last edited Dec 11, 2018 01:57AM) (new)

Hélène | 8 comments 24 /24 :

✔ ✔ 1) A book published posthumously :
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
La forêt millénaire by Jirō Taniguchi

✔ ✔ 2) A book of true crime :
Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman
Judas: How a Sister's Testimony Brought Down a Criminal MasterMind by Astrid Holleeder

✔ ✔ 3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) :
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

✔ ✔ 4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person :
Guardians of the Louvre by Jirō Taniguchi
Dans la combi de Thomas Pesquet by Marion Montaigne

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) :
Chaka by Thomas Mofolo (South Africa)
Rickshaw Boy by Lao She (China)
Q & A by Vikas Swarup (India)
Les derniers jours de Stefan Zweig (The Last Days of Stefan Zweig) by Laurent Seksik and Guillaume Sorel (Brazil)
The Big Green Tent by Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia)

✔ ✔ 6) A book about nature :
Trekways of the Wind by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää
Je Me Souviens Des Hommes: Du Cap Horn À Valparaiso by Gildas Flahault

✔ ✔ 7) A western :
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
My Ántonia by Willa Cather

✔ ✔ 8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color :
March: Book One March: Book Two and March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Aya de Yopougon, Tome 1 (Aya) by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

✔ ✔ 9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature :
The Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

✔ ✔ 10) A romance novel by or about a person of color :
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

✔ ✔ 11) A children’s classic published before 1980 :
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (1970)
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (1883)

✔ ✔ 12) A celebrity memoir :
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl

✔ ✔ 13) An Oprah Book Club selection :
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

✔ ✔ 14) A book of social science :
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

✔ ✔ 15) A one-sitting book :
The Golem by Isaac Bashevis Singer
soft magic. by Upile Chisala

✔ ✔ 16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series :
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Goal ! - tome 1 coups francs et coups fourrés by Antoine Griezmann

✔ ✔ 17)) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author :
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Power by Naomi Alderman

✔ ✔ 18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image :
The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre
Voyage aux îles de la Désolation by Emmanuel Lepage

✔ ✔ 19) A book of genre fiction in translation :
The Girl in the Woods by Camilla Läckberg
El fin de la historia by Luis Sepúlveda (I read it in French : La Fin de l'histoire)

✔ ✔ 20) A book with a cover you hate :
Who Is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

✔ ✔ 21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author :
The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

✔ ✔ 22) An essay anthology :
Osons la fraternité !- Les écrivains aux côtés des migrants by Michel Le Bris, Patrick Chamoiseau, Boualem Sansal, Felwine Sarr, Anna Moï, Sami Tchak...
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman

✔ ✔ 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 :
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

✔ ✔ 24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) :
Les Rougon-Macquart, Tome 1: Le ventre de Paris by Émile Zola
Othello by William Shakespeare

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen La forêt millénaire by Jirō Taniguchi Writing to Save a Life The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman Judas by Astrid Holleeder The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Trekways of the Wind by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää Je Me Souviens Des Hommes Du Cap Horn À Valparaiso by Gildas Flahault Les Gardiens du Louvre by Jirō Taniguchi Dans la combi de Thomas Pesquet by Marion Montaigne Chaka by Thomas Mofolo Le Pousse-Pousse by Lao She Q & A by Vikas Swarup Le Chapiteau vert by Lyudmila Ulitskaya Les derniers jours de Stefan Zweig by Guillaume Sorel One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1) by Jim Fergus My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy, #3) by Willa Cather March Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis March Book Two (March, #2) by John Lewis March Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis Aya de Yopougon, Tome 1 (Aya, #1) by Marguerite Abouet La fille du rivage, Gadis Pantai by Pramoedya Ananta Toer The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Boy Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl The Golem by Isaac Bashevis Singer soft magic. by Upile Chisala A Boy Called Christmas (Christmas Series, #1) by Matt Haig Goal ! - tome 1 coups francs et coups fourrés by Antoine Griezmann Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor The Power by Naomi Alderman The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert Voyage aux îles de la Désolation by Emmanuel Lepage La sorcière by Camilla Läckberg La Fin de l'histoire by Luis Sepúlveda Who Is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2) by Art Spiegelman The Unquiet Dead (Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak, #1) by Ausma Zehanat Khan The Cutting Season by Attica Locke Osons la fraternité !- Les écrivains aux côtés des migrants by Collectif The Possessed Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper Les Rougon-Macquart, Tome 1 La fortune des Rougon / La curée / Le ventre de Paris / La conquête de Plassans by Émile Zola Othello by William Shakespeare


message 26: by Shannon (last edited Dec 14, 2018 01:13PM) (new)

Shannon (dakterpeppir) | 3 comments This is my first year doing the Read Harder challenge and it's 1 of 4 so I'm hoping I can finish!

I'm done yay!

24/24

√1.A book published posthumously:
The Trial


√2. A book of true crime:
Empty Promises and Other True Cases


√3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance):
The Mysterious Affair at Styles


√4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person:
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World


√5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa):
One Hundred Years of Solitude


√6. A book about nature:
Walden


√7. A western:
All the Pretty Horses


√8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color:
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness


√9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature:
Things Fall Apart


√10. A romance novel by or about a person of color:
When Dimple Met Rishi


√11. A children’s classic published before 1980:
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There


√12) A celebrity memoir:
Where Am I Now?


√13. An Oprah Book Club selection:
Sula


√14. A book of social science:
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything


√ 15. A one-sitting book:
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer


√16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series:
Keeper of the Lost Cities


√17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author:
Cinder


√18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe


√19. A book of genre fiction in translation:
A Man Called Ove


√20. A book with a cover you hate:
The Scream


√21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author:
The Unquiet Dead


√22. An essay anthology:
The Empathy Exams: Essays

√23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60:
The Body in the Library


√ 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished):
Euphues the Anatomy of Wit: Euphues & His England



message 27: by Lindsay (last edited Dec 17, 2017 06:59AM) (new)

Lindsay (librilindsay) | 5 comments Here we go again!

0/24

1. A book published posthumously

2. A book of true crime

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

4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person

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

6. A book about nature

7. A western

8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10. A romance novel by or about a person of color

11. A children’s classic published before 1980

12. A celebrity memoir

13. An Oprah Book Club selection

14. A book of social science

15. A one-sitting book

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

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

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

19. A book of genre fiction in translation

20. A book with a cover you hate (hate is an awfully strong word...)

21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22. An essay anthology

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 28: by Candace (last edited Jun 13, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Candace (candaceloves) | 95 comments Here's my plan so far! I created a shelf for the reading challenge too. Of course, some of these may change.

PROGRESS 12/24


1) A book published posthumously - An Unfortunate Woman

2) A book of true crime - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

3) A classic of genre fiction Frankenstein in Baghdad

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

6) A book about nature - Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

7) A western - Brokeback Mountain

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Bingo Love

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Islands of Decolonial Love or The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao or Americanah

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color - The Sun Is Also a Star or Bingo Love

11) A children’s classic published before 1980 - The Missing Piece

12) A celebrity memoir - The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

13) An Oprah Book Club selection - An American Marriage

14) A book of social science - Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage

15) A one-sitting book - Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Akata Witch or Stargirl

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Binti

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Swallow Me Whole

19) A book of genre fiction in translation - Amrita or Never Let Me Go or Of Love and Other Demons

20) A book with a cover you hate - Sweet Lamb of Heaven

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - Bluebird, Bluebird or The Cutting Season

22) An essay anthology - This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - The Bluest Eye


message 29: by Leslie Ann (last edited Jul 23, 2018 06:06AM) (new)

Leslie Ann (leslie_ann) | 118 comments My goal is to use books from my To-Read shelf, including books for my 5-year Around-the-World reading challenge (2018 marks year 4).

Update: 24/24

✔ 1. A book published posthumously: Factfulness, 26 May 2018

✔ 2. A book of true crime: Ranger Games, 5 Feb

✔ 3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): The Dispossessed, 9 Feb

✔ 4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person: My Favorite Thing is Monsters, 15 Jan

✔ 5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, has, or South Africa): The Lotus Palace, 8 Jul

✔ 6. A book about nature: The Evolution of Beauty, 6 Apr

✔ 7. A western: The Nations, 10 Feb

✔ 8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1, 28 Jan

✔ 9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Cost of Sugar, 12 Jan

✔ 10. A romance novel by or about a person of color: Hurricane of the Heart, 30 Jan

✔ 11. A children’s classic published before 1980: Tuck Everlasting

✔ 12. A celebrity memoir: The Last Black Unicorn, 26 Feb

✔ 13. An Oprah Book Club selection: Say You're One of Them, 19 Feb

✔ 14. A book of social science: Republican Like Me, 20 Jan

✔ 15. A one-sitting book: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, 13 Jan

✔ 16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, 9 Jan

✔ 17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Dawn, 28 Jun

✔ 18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: The Heart of Thomas. 16 Jan

✔ 19. A book of genre fiction in translation: Babylon Berlin, 21 Feb

✔ 20. A book with a cover you hate: Pleasure for Pleasure, 22 Apr

✔ 21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Inspector Singh investigates : a deadly Cambodian crime spree, 21 Jun

✔ 22. An essay anthology: Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives, 19 Feb

✔ 23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: The One-in-a-Million Boy, 6 Jan

✔ 24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished): The Pearl, 14 Mar


message 30: by Maryam (last edited Dec 20, 2018 03:30PM) (new)

Maryam (ardvisoor) | 35 comments Update: 24/24

✔ 1) A book published posthumously : Northanger Abbey

√2) A book of true crime I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

✔ 3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Slaughterhouse-Five

✔4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person I Hate Fairyland #1

√ 5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): I Was Anastasia

✔6) A book about nature The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

✔7) A western :River of Teeth

✔8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Saints

✔9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City

✔ 10) A romance novel by or about a person of color. When Dimple Met Rishi

✔11) A children’s classic published before 1980 The Secret Garden

✔12) A celebrity memoir Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

✔13) An Oprah Book Club selection
The Reader

The Underground Railroad

An American Marriage

✔14) A book of social science Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

✔15) A one-sitting book We Should All Be Feminists

✔16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series:Markswoman

✔17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Provenance

✔18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Giant Days, Vol. 3

✔19) A book of genre fiction in translation The Dark Forest

✔ 20) A book with a cover you hatewe Escape to You

✔21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author All I Did Was Shoot My Man

✔22) An essay anthology Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country

✔ 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

✔ 24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) To Kill a Mockingbird


message 31: by Leigha (last edited Dec 21, 2017 11:16AM) (new)

Leigha (leighas_life) | 5 comments I'm doing the PopSugar challenge too. I want a book for each challenge, so this will be hard. That is a lot of books!

1) A book published posthumously
Micro by Michael Crichton

2) A book of true crime
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Clocks by Agatha Christie

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person
Fruits Basket I believe is both written and illustrated by the same person. I'm counting manga here.

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

6) A book about nature
?

7) A western
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Fruits Basket

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
?

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
?

11) A children’s classic published before 1980
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

12) A celebrity memoir
Steve & Me by Terri Irwin

13) An Oprah Book Club selection
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

14) A book of social science
?

15) A one-sitting book
Fun Dip & Other Misfortunes by Danielle Valenilla

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
?

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dust Waltz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic#8 Buffy Season 2) by Dan Brereton

19) A book of genre fiction in translation
The Water Mirror (Dark Reflections, #1) by Kai Meyer

20) A book with a cover you hate
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
?

22) An essay anthology
?

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
?

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Finished 0/24


message 32: by Sarah (last edited Oct 20, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

Sarah | 1 comments ☑1) A book published posthumously - Northanger Abbey

☑2) A book of true crime - After the Funeral

☑3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Ender's Game

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

☑5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - Between Shades of Gray

☑6) A book about nature - I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

7) A western - Lonesome Dove

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - The Kite Runner

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color

11) A children’s classic published before 1980

☑12) A celebrity memoir - The Only Pirate at the Party

13) An Oprah Book Club selection - The Road

14) A book of social science

☑15) A one-sitting book - When You Reach Me

☑16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Six of Crows

☑17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Obsidio

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation - The Snowman

☑20) A book with a cover you hate - The Well of Ascension

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

☑22) An essay anthology - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

☑23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - A Murder Is Announced

☑24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - Pride and Prejudice


message 33: by Stina (last edited Jan 01, 2019 08:42PM) (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 145 comments I will permit myself to use a book for multiple prompts, but I will try not to.

1) A book published posthumously

[✓] 2) A book of true crime - I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime

[✓] 3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Madam, Will You Talk?

[✓] 4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - Spinning

[✓] 5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - The Bear and the Nightingale

[✓] 6) A book about nature - Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Container Gardening

[✓] 7) A western - Owl Dance

[✓] 8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Watson and Holmes - A Study In Black

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

[✓] 10) A romance novel by or about a person of color - From Twinkle, with Love

[✓] 11) A children’s classic published before 1980 - Anne of Green Gables

[✓] 12) A celebrity memoir - Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

[✓] 13) An Oprah Book Club selection - Great Expectations

14) A book of social science

[✓] 15) A one-sitting book - The Giving Tree

[✓] 16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Howl's Moving Castle

[✓] 17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Time's Edge

[✓] 18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Watson and Holmes - A Study In Black

[✓] 19) A book of genre fiction in translation - The Little Paris Bookshop

[✓] 20) A book with a cover you hate - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

[✓] 21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - Get Out: Script

[✓] 22) An essay anthology - Twain’s Feast

[✓] 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - Merry, Merry Ghost

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 34: by Rebecca (last edited Dec 17, 2017 01:20PM) (new)

Rebecca (rebecca77) | 74 comments 1) A book published posthumously I wish I had time to read Bolano, 2666, but I don't. I might read Austerlitz

2) A book of true crime - I have a number of these on my nook, such a guilty pleasure, but I may read Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) This one will possibly be the very long audiobook of Stephen Frye reading the complete Sherlock Holmes. Otherwise, maybe something by Raymond Chandler.

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person Berlin, Vol. 2: City of Smoke

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

6) A book about nature American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

7) A western The Sisters Brothers

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Genius, Vol. 1 (artist is Afua Richardson)

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - too many to choose from right now. maybe Petals of Blood or Devil on the Cross

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color. Help. the romance category is always impossible for me.

11) A children’s classic published before 1980 Little Women

12) A celebrity memoir Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat

13) An Oprah Book Club selection Middlesex

14) A book of social science...a ha. For once, we're in my wheelhouse. Both of these are on my TBR: Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics or The Politics of Resentment

15) A one-sitting book The Monster in the Box

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

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author Adulthood Rites

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games

19) A book of genre fiction in translation Roadside Picnic

20) A book with a cover you hate - I would be embarrassed to be seen reading this one, but I want to read it: Escape: My Lifelong War Against Cults

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - will probably be something by Walter Moseley or Val McDermid, both favorites of mine, and yet since I started doing reading challenges, I don't ahve time to read them.

22) An essay anthology At The Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs And Whitey Whiteness Of The New Republican Right...And Why We Should Take It Seriously

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 The Blind Assassin

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) I did not hate it, but didn't have time to finish it: Shame

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message 35: by Katie (last edited Dec 02, 2018 09:58PM) (new)

Katie (goktrose) | 65 comments 24/24
100% Complete!!

1) A book published posthumously
-The Trial
The Trial by Franz Kafka

2) A book of true crime
-The Devil in the White City
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
-Ender's Game
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person
-Fun Home
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
-Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

6) A book about nature
-Last Chance to See
Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

7) A western
-Dragon Teeth
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
-Persepolis
Persepolis The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1) by Marjane Satrapi

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
-When Dimple Met Rishi
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

11) A children’s classic published before 1980
-The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

12) A celebrity memoir
-Scrappy Little Nobody
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

13) An Oprah Book Club selection
-The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett

14) A book of social science
-The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
The Purity Myth How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

15) A one-sitting book
-The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
-The Bone Witch
The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) by Rin Chupeco

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
-Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) by Octavia E. Butler

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
-Lady Mechanika
Lady Mechanika Collected Edition by Joe Benítez

19) A book of genre fiction in translation
-Awakening to the Great Sleep War
Awakening to the Great Sleep War by Gert Jonke

20) A book with a cover you hate
-O Fallen Angel
O Fallen Angel by Kate Zambreno

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
-The Interpreter
The Interpreter by Suki Kim

22) An essay anthology
-Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Nasty Women Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
-Murder at the Vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) by Agatha Christie

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
-To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


message 36: by Jessica (last edited Dec 05, 2018 07:29PM) (new)

Jessica | 12 comments I didn't finish 2017. I got stuck on a few. So I'm hoping to do better this time.
(24/24)

1) A book published posthumously: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Completed 4/14/2018

2) A book of true crime: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Completed 4/14/2018

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Doomsday Book Completed 2/28/2018

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Adulthood Is a Myth Completed 5/5/2018

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): Heat and Dust Completed 3/30/2018

6) A book about nature: H is for Hawk Completed

7) A western: My Ántonia Completed 1/30/2018

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: March: Book One Completed 2/5/2018

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: Heat and Dust Completed 3/30/2018

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: An Extraordinary Union Completed 1/24/2018

11) A children’s classic published before 1980: A Wrinkle in Time Completed 1/22/2018

12) A celebrity memoir: Life is a Banquet Completed 4/29/2018

13) An Oprah Book Club selection: Love Warrior Completed

14) A book of social science: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship Completed 3/21/2018

15) A one-sitting book: A Wrinkle in Time Completed 1/22/2018

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: A Wrinkle in Time Completed 1/22/2018

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Fifth Season Completed 4/22/2018

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: March: Book One Completed 2/5/2018

19) A book of genre fiction in translation: The Vegetarian Completed 6/17/18

20) A book with a cover you hate: Ground Zero by Kevin J. Anderson Completed 5/1/2018

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Aunty Lee's Delights Completed 1/21/2018

22) An essay anthology: I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman Completed 5/6/2018

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Aunty Lee's Delights Completed 1/21/2018

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished: Washington Square Completed 12/5/2018


message 37: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathrynlively) | 58 comments 2017 was a fail for me. Hope to redeem myself in '18.

A book published posthumously - Leaving Cold Sassy by Olive Ann Burns.

A book of true crime - I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

A comic written and illustrated by the same person - Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie by Neijib.

A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dei Randal.

A book about nature - In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall.

A western - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - (Undecided)

A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Memoir and Poems of Phyllis Wheatley.

A romance novel by or about a person of color - Love Like Crazy by Crystal B. Bright.

A children’s classic published before 1980 - Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great by Judy Blume.

A celebrity memoir - World in My Eyes by Richard Blade.

An Oprah Book Club selection - I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb.

A book of social science - Maybe something by Malcolm Gladwell.

A one-sitting book - (Undecided)

The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee.

A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson.

A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - (Undecided)

A book of genre fiction in translation - Taking suggestions for this one.

A book with a cover you hate - I'll know it when I see it. :P

A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - (Undecided)

An essay anthology - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - The Chosen by Chaim Potok.


message 38: by Viv (last edited Feb 13, 2018 04:02AM) (new)

Viv JM | 72 comments COMPLETED 11/24

1) A book published posthumously
Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
dare I consider? 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector
2) A book of true crime
The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel by Robert Mazur
3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person
The Liminal Wood by Anne Szabla
5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
We That Are Young by Preti Taneja
6) A book about nature
The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane
7) A western
The Whip by Karen Kondazian
8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Daytripper by Fábio Moon
9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver or The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing or Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura
10) A romance novel by or about a person of color
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon or The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho
11) A children’s classic published before 1980
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
12) A celebrity memoir
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir by Chris Packham
13) An Oprah Book Club selection
The Poisonwood Bible by [author[author:Nikesh Shukla|4428916]:Barbara Kingsolver|3541] or The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers or Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy or Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
14) A book of social science
The Good Immigrant ed by Nikesh Shukla
15) A one-sitting book
The Liminal Wood by Anne Szabla
16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman or Caraval by Stephanie Garber
17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
The Liminal Wood by Anne Szabla
19) A book of genre fiction in translation
The Legacy: A Thriller by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
20) A book with a cover you hate

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
Six Four by
22) An essay anthology
The Good Immigrant, ed by Nikesh Shukla
23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
A Journal of the Plague Year


message 39: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (sassafrass29) | 14 comments 1) A book published posthumously: Ariel

2) A book of true crime: The Black Dahlia

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

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person: Nimona

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): The Crown's Game

6) A book about nature: Into the Wild

7) A western: All the Pretty Horses

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Boxers

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: Blood on Snow

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: Hate to Want You

11) A children’s classic published before 1980: Winnie-the-Pooh

12) A celebrity memoir: Scrappy Little Nobody

13) An Oprah Book Club selection: The Reader

14) A book of social science: Modern Romance

15) A one-sitting book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: Carve the Mark

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: The Darkest Minds

18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale

19) A book of genre fiction in translation: Never Let Me Go

20) A book with a cover you hate: The Restorer

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: The Unquiet Dead

22) An essay anthology: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: Murder at the Vicarage

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished: The Giver


message 40: by Jill (new)

Jill Shannon wrote: "This is my first year doing the Read Harder challenge and it's 1 of 4 so I'm hoping I can finish!

1) A book published posthumously: The Trial

2) A book of true crime: [book:Empty Pro..."


I am doing four reading challenges too! Good luck and happy reading!


message 41: by Shaelynn (last edited Jan 01, 2019 08:49AM) (new)

Shaelynn (seh79) | 6 comments [✓] 1) A book published posthumously Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 2) A book of true crime Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) The Maltese Falcon ✭✭✭
[✓] 4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too ✭✭✭✭✭
[✓] 5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) A Gentleman in Moscow ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 6) A book about nature The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 7) A western In the Distance ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood ✭✭✭
[✓] 9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature Things Fall Apart ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 10) A romance novel by or about a person of color When Dimple Met Rishi ✭✭✭
[✓] 11) A children’s classic published before 1980 The Phantom Tollbooth ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 12) A celebrity memoir We're Going to Need More Wine ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 13) An Oprah Book Club selection An American Marriage ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 14) A book of social science A Colony in a Nation ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 15) A one-sitting book What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories ✭✭✭
[✓] 16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ✭✭✭
[✓] 17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author The Stone Sky ✭✭✭✭✭
[✓] 18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Lumberjanes, Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 19) A book of genre fiction in translation We ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 20) A book with a cover you hate Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover's Romp through Jane Austen's Classic ✭✭
[✓] 21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author A Study in Scarlet Women ✭✭✭
[✓] 22) An essay anthology Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America ✭✭✭✭
[✓] 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo ✭✭✭✭✭
[✓] 24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished) Macbeth ✭✭✭

Read: 24/24 = 100%
★: 0/24
★★: 1/24
★★★: 6/24
★★★★: 14/24
★★★★★: 3/24


message 42: by Saluka (new)

Saluka | 18 comments 2017 was my first. Found a couple of unforgettable books and many enjoyable ones I would never have discovered on my own. Only a couple that felt like a chore. Looking forward to some great discoveries in 2018.

1.A book published posthumously
2.A book of true crime
3.A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
4.A comic written and illustrated by the same person
5.A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
6.A book about nature
7.A western
8.A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
9.A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
10.A romance novel by or about a person of color
11.A children’s classic published before 1980
12.A celebrity memoir
13.An Oprah Book Club selection
14.A book of social science
15.A one-sitting book
16.The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
17.A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
18.A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
19.A book of genre fiction in translation
20.A book with a cover you hate
21.A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
22.An essay anthology
23.A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
24.An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 43: by Sandra (last edited Feb 18, 2019 02:40PM) (new)

Sandra Rahimi | 11 comments 12/31/2018
12 of 24

1.A book published posthumously Persuasion DONE AUG 31
2.A book of true crime Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI FEB 15 DONE
3.A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) The Amazing Interlude DONE JAN 24
4.A comic written and illustrated by the same person Are You My Mother?
5.A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) The White Tiger DONE NOV
6.A book about nature The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
7.A western True Grit
8.A comic written or illustrated by a person of color The Best We Could Do
9.A book of colonial or postcolonial literature The Ministry of Utmost Happiness DONE FEB 3
10.A romance novel by or about a person of color Crazy Rich Asians DONE SEP 9
11.A children’s classic published before 1980 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz DONE JAN 03
12.A celebrity memoir Chronicles, Vol. 1
13.An Oprah Book Club selection Behold the Dreamers DONE MAR 29
14.A book of social science Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic JAN 25 DONE
15.A one-sitting book M. Butterfly DONE Jan 22
16.The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series The Inventor's Secret
17.A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author An Unkindness of Ghosts DONE Oct
18.A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image The Complete Persepolis
19.A book of genre fiction in translation Sorcerer to the Crown
20.A book with a cover you hate Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
21.A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author Howtown
22.An essay anthology Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country
23.A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 The Woman Next Door DONE FEB 10
24.An assigned book you hated (or never finished) White Badge


message 44: by Riley (last edited Oct 08, 2018 11:11AM) (new)

Riley Ashby (rileyashby) | 3 comments 14/24

1) A book published posthumously: Persuasion

2) A book of true crime: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance): Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa): The Bear and the Nightingale

6) A book about nature: Leave No Trace


7) A western: No Country for Old Men

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature: The Poisonwood Bible

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color: Let's Talk About Love

11) A children’s classic published before 1980: Peter Pan

12) A celebrity memoir: The Princess Diarist

13) An Oprah Book Club selection: The Underground Railroad

14) A book of social science

15) A one-sitting book: We Should All Be Feminists

16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series: The Diabolic

17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author: Fledgling

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation: Confessions

20) A book with a cover you hate: The Education of Caroline

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author: Far From You


22) An essay anthology:

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60: The Blind Assassin

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished): To Build a Fire


message 45: by Bonnie G. (last edited Oct 24, 2018 02:59PM) (new)

Bonnie G. (narshkite) | 909 comments 1. A book published posthumously
The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Writings on Politics, Family, and Fate 4-stars


2. A book of true crime
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer 3-stars


3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
Fahrenheit 451 4-stars


4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person
Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls 3-stars


5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
Little Fires Everywhere 4-stars
Chemistry 5-stars
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood 5-stars
Winter Garden 1-star
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows 4-stars


6. A book about nature
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry 5-stars
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness 4-stars


7. A western
Lonesome Dove 5-stars


8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color
Bread and Butter #1 1-star
Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale 4-stars


9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
Crazy Rich Asians (some will differ, but I think it fits) 4-stars
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows 4-stars
Middlemarch 5-stars


10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
A Princess in Theory 4-stars
The Wedding Date 4-stars
Bared to You 3-stars
Power of Persuasion 2-stars
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue 5-stars
Hate to Want You 4-stars


11. A children’s classic published before 1980
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret 5-stars


12. A celebrity memoir
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body 5-stars
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane 5-stars The Last Black Unicorn 4-stars


13. An Oprah Book Club selection
An American Marriage - 4-stars

14. A book of social science
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 5-stars
Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us 4-stars


15. A one-sitting book
A Load of Hooey 2 stars
Yiddish with Dick and Jane 3-stars
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved 5-stars


16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
Anna and the French Kiss 4-stars


17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author The Power - 3 stars

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls 3-stars Bread and Butter #1 1-star
Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale 4-stars

19. A book of genre fiction in translation
The Shadow of the Wind 2-stars

20. A book with a cover you hate
Hot Pink by Susan Johnson (this one looks like a pamphlet from a women's clinic) 2-stars
Hundred Miles to Nowhere An Unlikely Love Story by Elisa Korenne (looks like a poster for an Ophelia centric Midwestern Middle School production of Hamlet) 2-stars


21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
Goldenboy 4-stars


22. An essay anthology
Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession 2-stars


23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 2-stars

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)
Ethan Frome 1-star
Middlemarch 5-stars



message 46: by Marie (last edited Dec 19, 2017 08:30PM) (new)

Marie G Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge

After going through my TBR list, this is what I have so far:

A book published posthumously.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A book of true crime.
Michigan Murders

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

A comic written and illustrated by the same person.
Adulthood is a Myth

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

A book about nature.
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

A western.
A Serpent's Tooth (A Walt Longmire Mystery)

A comic written or illustrated by a person of color.
Black Panther: A Nation Under a Feet Book 1

A book of colonial or postcolonial literature.
Kindred

A romance novel by or about a person of color.
When Dimple Met Rishi

A children’s classic published before 1980.
A Wrinkle in Time

A celebrity memoir.
Troublemaker (Leah Remini)

An Oprah Book Club selection.
The Underground Railroad

A book of social science.
A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

A one-sitting book.
The Snow Queen

The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series.
Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School

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

A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image.
The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes

A book of genre fiction in translation.
The Hangman's Daughter

A book with a cover you hate.

A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author.
Allegedly

An essay anthology.
We Were Eight Years in Power

A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60.
Britt-Marie Was Here

An assigned book you hated (or never finished).
Mark of the Demon


message 47: by Helen (last edited Jan 01, 2019 11:28AM) (new)

Helen (nelehelen) | 8 comments So excited for my second year doing this challenge! Discovering this challenge last year really got me out of my reading slump of many years.

Here are my 2018 Book Riot's RHC Plans:

December 31, 2018: 24/24 COMPLETE!

1. A book published posthumously - The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

2. A book of true crime - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Pride and Prejudice

4. A comic written and illustrated by the same person - My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

5. A book set in or about one of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - Long Walk to Freedom

6. A book about nature - Lab Girl

7. A western - True Grit

8. A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch

9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - The Kite Runner

10. A romance novel by or about a person of color - The Sun Is Also a Star

11. A children’s classic published before 1980 - A Wrinkle in Time

12. A celebrity memoir - Yes Please

13. An Oprah Book Club selection - The Underground Railroad

14. A book of social science - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

15. A one-sitting book - The Martian Chronicles

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

17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - The Fifth Season

18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Lumberjanes #14

19. A book of genre fiction in translation - A Man Called Ove

20. A book with a cover you hate - A Little Life

21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - Land of Shadows

22. An essay anthology - American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - Murder at the Vicarage

24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished) - The Great Gatsby


message 48: by Trudie (last edited Jan 20, 2018 02:22AM) (new)

Trudie (trudieb) | 57 comments This will be my third year doing the challenge and I get so much out of it each year.

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1) A book published posthumously

2) A book of true crime

3) A classic of genre fiction Lonesome Dove ****

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 *

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

6) A book about nature

7) A western

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color

11) A children’s classic published before 1980

12) A celebrity memoir

13) An Oprah Book Club selection

14) A book of social science

15) A one-sitting book

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

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

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation

20) A book with a cover you hate

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22) An essay anthology

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris

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message 49: by Kat (last edited Aug 27, 2018 11:40PM) (new)

Kat Falkenroth  (kat_falkenroth) | 2 comments 1) A book published posthumously

2) A book of true crime:

Als die Soldaten kamen: Die Vergewaltigung deutscher Frauen am Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs

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

A Clash of Kings

4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person

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

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Rising Man

6) A book about nature

7) A western

8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color

9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature

10) A romance novel by or about a person of color

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

11) A children’s classic published before 1980

Black Beauty

12) A celebrity memoir

Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

13) An Oprah Book Club selection

14) A book of social science

Untenrum frei

15) A one-sitting book

The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

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

Shadow and Bone

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

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

19) A book of genre fiction in translation

Rote Sonne, schwarzes Land

20) A book with a cover you hate

A Reaper at the Gates

21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author

22) An essay anthology

Men Explain Things to Me

23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60

24) An assigned book you hated (or never finished)


message 50: by Amber (last edited Oct 02, 2018 11:52AM) (new)

Amber Dallinga | 31 comments These are my plans so far, but I'm sure they'll change throughout the year (and I still have some prompts blank. I would love to hear whether you guys think the books I chose adhere to the prompts or not. I'm so excited for the challenge!

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[X] 1) A book published posthumously - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

[X] 2) A book of true crime - West Cork

[X] 3) A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) - Sense and Sensibility

[X] 4) A comic written and illustrated by the same person - The Complete Persepolis

[X] 5) A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa) - The Girl in the Tower

[X] 6) A book about nature - H is for Hawk

[X] 7) A western - True Grit

[X] 8) A comic written or illustrated by a person of color - The Best We Could Do

[X] 9) A book of colonial or postcolonial literature - Americanah

[X] 10) A romance novel by or about a person of color - When Dimple Met Rishi

[X] 11) A children’s classic published before 1980 - A Little Princess

[X] 12) A celebrity memoir - The Princess Diarist

[X] 13) An Oprah Book Club selection - An American Marriage

[X] 14) A book of social science - Women & Power: A Manifesto

[X] 15) A one-sitting book - We Should All Be Feminists

[X] 16) The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series - Six of Crows

[X] 17) A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author - Binti

[X] 18) A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image - Lumberjanes To the Max Vol. 4

[X] 19) A book of genre fiction in translation - Anna Karenina

[X] 20) A book with a cover you hate - Priestdaddy: A Memoir

[X] 21) A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author - Bluebird, Bluebird

[X] 22) An essay anthology - The Good Immigrant

[X] 23) A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 - The Woman Next Door

[X] 24) An assigned book you never finished - The Spy Who Came In from the Cold


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