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Book Riot Community (book_riot) | 406 comments Mod
Use this space to discuss your plans for the 2019 Read Harder Challenge.


message 2: by Amber (last edited Sep 13, 2019 11:57AM) (new)

Amber | 34 comments Love this year's prompts! So excited to get started :)

24/24

[X] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
The Handmaid's Tale

[X] 2. An alternate history novel
The Underground Railroad

[X] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Manhattan Beach

[X] 4. A humor book
The Partly Cloudy Patriot

[X] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

[X] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Home

[X] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
Gods of Jade and Shadow

[X] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

[X] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

[X] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
The Vegetarian

[X] 11. A book of manga
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

[X] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Tomorrow: A Novel

[X] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Bell Jar

[X] 14. A cozy mystery
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

[X] 15. A book of mythology or folklore
Norse Mythology

[X] 16. An historical romance by an AOC
The English Patient

[X] 17. A business book
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

[X] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
The City in the Middle of the Night

[X] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

[X] 20. A book written in prison
Cherry

[X] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

[X] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Lumberjanes: To the Max Edition, Vol. 5

[X] 23. A self-published book
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

[X] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Blood Water Paint


message 3: by Jordan (last edited Dec 17, 2018 09:56AM) (new)

Jordan (justiceofkalr) | 27 comments 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Waking Gods

2. An alternate history novel: The Calculating Stars

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Stone Sky

4. A humor book: Small Gods

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Do You Dream of Terra-Two

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Prime Meridian

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Entry to Elsewhen

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: No Echo

11. A book of manga: Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 11

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: Queens of Geek

14. A cozy mystery: Death by Darjeeling

15. A book of mythology or folklore: Apollo: The Brilliant One

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Dragon Pearl

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book: Wool

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Felicity


message 4: by Martha (last edited Nov 28, 2019 01:13AM) (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 168 comments 18/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters:
Meet Me at the Museum

2. An alternate history novel: The Calculating Stars

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Trail of Lightning

4. A humor book: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: The House of Broken Angels

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Bang: A Novel

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman:The Time in Between

11. A book of manga: A Bride's Story, Vol. 1

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Watership Down

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Bride Test

14. A cozy mystery: One Day in December

15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Night Tiger

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Freshwater

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Girl Town . Please, no more comics!

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: One Crazy Summer

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Monument: Poems New and Selected


message 5: by Melody (last edited Jan 06, 2020 08:59PM) (new)

Melody | 11 comments 24/24 completed!!!!

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
2. An alternate history novel - The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Hugo Award for Best Novel & Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel)
4. A humor book - The Gentleman by Forrest Leo
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Voice of Witness, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - The Bone People by Keri Hulme
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - Atomic Empire by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clérisse
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano
11. A book of manga - My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King
14. A cozy mystery - The Big Four by Agatha Christie
15. A book of mythology or folklore - Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino
16. An historical romance by an AOC - Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
17. A business book - The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism by Leigh Phillips and Michael Rozworksi
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
19. A book of nonviolent true crime - The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Arson)
20. A book written in prison - A Queer Prisoner's Comix Anthology: Volume 1 by ABO Comix
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (2019 Stonewall Book Award for Children's Literature)
23. A self-published book - The Current Affairs Mindset by Nathan J. Robinson
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - Soft Science by Franny Choi

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love Beneath a Ruthless Sun A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King Good and Mad The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister The Library Book by Susan Orlean William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5) by Ian Doescher The Big Four (Hercule Poirot, #5) by Agatha Christie Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1) by André Aciman The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) by N.K. Jemisin The Bone People by Keri Hulme Atomic Empire by Thierry Smolderen The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom The Current Affairs Mindset Essays on People, Politics, and Culture by Nathan J. Robinson Soft Science by Franny Choi Solito, Solita Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi The Gentleman by Forrest Leo The People’s Republic of Walmart How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism by Leigh Phillips


message 6: by Kate (last edited Nov 03, 2019 11:54AM) (new)

Kate | 116 comments Another great year of categories! Here are my tentative choices, sure to change over the coming year just as last year's did.

[ ] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: The Color Purple
[✔️] 2. An alternate history novel: My Real Children, finished 2/2
[✔️] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Poet X, finished 6/30
[✔️] 4. A humor book: A Walk in the Woods, finished 10/15
[✔️] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: So You've Been Publicly Shamed, finished 7/7
[✔️] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, finished 6/24
[ ] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: The Murmur of Bees
[✔️] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Things She's Seen, finished 8/23
[✔️] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Animals, finished 4/1
[✔️] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Penance, finished 1/21
[ ] 11. A book of manga: My Brother's Husband, Volume 1
[ ] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Christine
[✔️] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: Dog Man, finished 1/10
[✔️] 14. A cozy mystery: A Gilded Grave, finished 4/4
[✔️] 15. A book of mythology or folklore: Akata Witch, finished 2/16
[ ] 16. An historical romance by an AOC: Forbidden
[✔️] 17. A business book: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, finished 4/29
[✔️] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Zenobia July, finished 6/5
[ ] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
[✔️] 20. A book written in prison: Letter from the Birmingham Jail, finished 11/2
[✔️] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: They Called Us Enemy, finished 7/25
[✔️] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, finished 4/20
[✔️] 23. A self-published book: Still Alice, finished 7/1
[✔️] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, finished 3/17


message 7: by Andrea (last edited Dec 31, 2019 11:34AM) (new)

Andrea Wahle | 38 comments Completed!

[✔️] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher - December 25th
[✔️] 2. An alternate history novel - River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey - December 31st
[✔️] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - December 16th
[✔️] 4. A humor book - Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis - April 23rd
[✔️] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy - April 20th
[✔️] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly - November 26th
[✔️] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros - May 24th
[✔️] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera - November 20th
[✔️] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - The Queen of Spells by Dahlov Ipcar - January 5th
[✔️] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - The History of Bees by Maja Lunde - April 16th
[✔️] 11. A book of manga - Wonderland Vol. 1 by Yugo Ishikawa - January 2nd
[✔️] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - The Bees by Laline Paull - March 5th
[✔️] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne - March 1st
[✔️] 14. A cozy mystery - Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu - January 4th
[✔️] 15. A book of mythology or folklore - Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - November 17th
[✔️] 16. An historical romance by an AOC - An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole - January 13th
[✔️] 17. A business book - Lessons of a Lipstick Queen: Finding and Developing the Great Idea that Can Change Your Life by Poppy King - December 27th
[✔️] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan - January 18th
[✔️] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime - American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse - April 22nd
[✔️] 20. A book written in prison De Profundis by Oscar Wilde - December 27th
[✔️] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen - January 2nd
[✔️] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton - January 6th
[✔️] 23. A self-published book - The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho - February 16th
[✔️] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire and Beauty Nikita Gill - November 30th

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher River of Teeth (River of Teeth, #1) by Sarah Gailey Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera The Queen of Spells by Dahlov Ipcar The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Wonderland, Vol. 1 by Yugo Ishikawa The Bees by Laline Paull The World's Strongest Librarian A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery #1) by Ovidia Yu Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League, #1) by Alyssa Cole Lessons of a Lipstick Queen Finding and Developing the Great Idea that Can Change Your Life by Poppy King Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan American Fire Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse De Profundis by Oscar Wilde The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine #1) by Kieron Gillen Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho Wild Embers Poems of Rebellion, Fire and Beauty by Nikita Gill


message 8: by Mercedes (last edited Sep 04, 2019 12:05AM) (new)

Mercedes (villadinorah) | 125 comments As always, I'll read women writers only.

21 as scheduled +5 alternates=26

(X)1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: 📔So Long a Letter by Ba. A wonderful book by Ba (Boxall's): a wonderful book!

(/X)2. An alternate history novel: 📔The Years of Rice and Salt by Robinson (Guardian) or The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher By Mantel.. awesome!

(X)3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Friend by Nunez (National Book Award) Disappointing

(X)4. A humor book: 📗Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Chast. I thought it'd be a humor, since Chast is so humorous in her cartoons, but it was a very touching portrayal of her parents...sad actually.

(X)5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: 🔍The Journalist and the Murderer by Malcolm (Modern Library 100) EXCELLENT!

(X)6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: 🔍Dawn by Butler - ILL- Awesome!!!

(X)7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Hasta no verte, Jesús mío by Poniatowska (Boxall's). A touching historical novel focusing on the plight of an indigenous woman... excellent.

(X)8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: 🔍Faces in the Water by Frame (Boxall's) A terrifying look at mental illness from a first person narrative.

(X)9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Summer Will Show0] by Townsend Warner (Boxall's) FABULOUS!!

(X)10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Since I'll be spending time in France this year, I'll be reading Colette, mainly the entire Claudine series of four books. I'll start with Claudine à l'école Hilarious!

(X)11. A book of manga: Time Killers by Kazue Kato.. it's okay. Manga is not for me.

(X/X)12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: 🔍Direction of the Road (from the perspective of a tree) by Le Guin and Beaver Year

(/X)13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: Nervous Conditions by Dangaremgba (Boxall's) and Ariel by Plath: Gripping, disturbing poems.

(X)14. A cozy mystery: Whose Body? by Sayers. (Guardian) It's the first of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. Wicked fun!

(X)15. A book of mythology or folklore: 📗The King Must Die by Renault (Feminista's). Totally awesome!

(X)16. An historical romance by an AOC: Jubilee by Walker. A wonderful novel, a Gone with the Wind from the perspective of an African American female slave... recommend!

(/X)17. A business book: 📗No Logo by Klein or Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages

(X/X)18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: 📗Nothing Wrong with Me by Dylan Edwards: not a book, but a publication in a website, quite good or 🔍Freshwater by Emezi: I loved this one!

(X)19. A book of nonviolent true crime: 📔The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander. Superb and highly recommended!

(X)20. A book written in prison: 📗Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Oufkir (Oprah's). Compelling

(X)21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: As the Crow Flies by Gillman. Nice drawings. Storyline is okay.

(X)22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: 📔Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Brown (Coretta Scott King award)

(X)23. A self-published book: 📗Three Lives by Gertrude Stein (Boxall's) I adore Stein's writing

(X)24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: 📔Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Holmes (Coretta Scott King Award.

📗 Own
📔 Library
🔍 Interlibrary Loan/Open Library


message 9: by Bonnie G. (last edited Dec 22, 2019 04:50PM) (new)

Bonnie G. (narshkite) | 1306 comments 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters:
De Profundis 5-stars
Dear Committee Members 5-stars
City of Girls 4-stars
The Flatshare 4-Stars
Red, White & Royal Blue 4-stars


2. An alternate history novel:
The Plot Against America 5-stars


3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018:
Washington Black 4-stars
Normal People 4-stars
Heavy: An American Memoir 5-stars
My Sister, the Serial Killer 5-stars
A Place for Us 3-Stars
Spinning Silver 3-stars
Idaho 4-stars
Conversations with Friends 4-stars
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat 3 stars

4. A humor book:
How to Be a Woman 2-stars
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat 3-stars

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism:
The Rules Do Not Apply 4-stars
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 3-stars
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland 5-stars
Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier 3-stars
Fleishman Is in Trouble 5-stars
Conversations with Friends 4-stars

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Binti 2-Stars

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America:
The Story of My Teeth 2-stars
The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border 5-stars

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania:
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia 5-stars

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads:
Lace 1-star
Brown: Poems 4-stars
Spell on Wheels 3-stars
Guardians of the Louvre 4-stars
The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy 5-stars
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia 5-stars
A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Short Stories 3-stars
Spiritual Probation 3-stars
Eight Mile High 4-stars
Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier 3-stars

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman:
The Story of My Teeth 2-stars
A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Short Stories 3-stars 3-stars

11. A book of manga:
Guardians of the Louvre 4-stars


12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character:
Fox 8 5-star


13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse:
The Kiss Quotient 5-Stars

The Bride Test 5-stars

14. A cozy mystery:
The Cruelest Month 4-stars
A Rule Against Murder 4-stars

15. A book of mythology or folklore:
Norse Mythology 5-stars
Circe 2-stars
Spinning Silver 3-stars

16. An historical romance by an AOC:
The Governess Affair 4-stars
The Duchess War 4-stars
The Heiress Effect 5-star

17. A business book:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 3-stars
The 250 Job Interview Questions: You'll Most Likely Be Asked...and the Answers That Will Get You Hired! 3-stars (I do this for a living, and I don't usually include what I read for work, but I guess it fits. This one is fine)

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author:
If I Was Your Girl 4-star

19. A book of nonviolent true crime:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 3-stars


20. A book written in prison:
De Profundis 5-stars

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator:
Spell on Wheels 3-stars

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009:
Trombone Shorty 5-stars

23. A self-published book:

The Governess Affair 4-stars
The Baller 4-stars
The Anatomy of Jane 3-stars
Spiritual Probation 3-stars
The Duchess War 4-stars
The Princess Trap 1- star
The Heiress Effect 5-star

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Brown: Poems 5-stars


message 10: by Erin (last edited Dec 13, 2019 01:35PM) (new)

Erin Perry Willis | 5 comments Read Harder Challenge 2019 - 24/24

1. An epistolary Novel or Collection of Letters - Waking Gods (Completed 1/5/19, 3.5 stars)

2. An Alternate History Novel - The Only Harmless Great Thing (Completed 1/12/19, 4.25 stars)

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - All Systems Red (Completed 1/25/19, 4 stars)

4. A humor book - Tidy the F*ck Up: The American Art of Organizing Your Sh*t (Completed 9/28/19, 5 stars)

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Completed 7/27/19, 4.5 stars)

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - Binti (Completed 1/1/19, 5 stars)

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Signs Preceding the End of the World (Completed 1/16/19, 3.5 stars)

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - Heat and Light (Completed 9/3/19, 4 stars)

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads The Case of the Little Bloody SlipperThe Price You Pay Is RedThe Long And Silent Ever After (Completed 6/30/19, 5 stars)

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - The Vegetarian (Completed 1/2/19, 4.25 stars)

11. A book of manga - Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse Volume 1 (Completed 8/30/19, 2.5 stars)

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - Hollow Kingdom (Completed 8/27/19, 4 stars)

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - The Kiss Quotient (Completed 1/7/19, 3.5 stars)

14. A cozy mystery - And Then There Were None (Completed 1/13/19, 3 stars)

15. A book of mythology or folklore - The Mere Wife (Completed 9/29/19, 3 stars)

16. An historical romance by an AOC - The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo (Completed 11/10/19, 3 stars)

17. A business book - Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Completed 1/28/19, 3.5 stars)

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - Dreadnought (Completed 11/5/19, 3.5 stars)

19. A book of nonviolent true crime - Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Completed 1/28/19, 3.5 stars)

20. A book written in prison - The Graybar Hotel: Stories (Completed 12/13/19, 3.75 stars)

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (Completed 1/2/19, 4 stars)

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - Fish in a Tree (Completed 11/8/19, 3 stars)

23. A self-published book - Minor Mage (Completed 11/18/19, 4 stars)

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - Good Bones (Completed 1/16/19, 4.5 stars)


message 11: by Tracy (last edited Jan 18, 2019 09:59AM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 9 comments Book Riot 2019

1/24
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

√1.A epistolary novel or collection of letters
We Need to Talk About Kevin
84, Charing Cross Road
2.An alternate history novel
The Underground Railroad
3.A book by a woman and/or AOC that won a literary award in 2018
We Are Okay
Piecing Me Together
4.A humor book
Bossypants
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
5.A book by a journalist or about journalism
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
6.A book by an AOC set in or about space
Binti
7.An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America (may or may not be stretching here)
Things We Lost in the Fire
Blood of the Dawn
8.An #ownvoices book set in Oceania (.......see above lol )
Where We Once Belonged
The Whale Rider
9.A book published prior to Jan. 1, 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
The Fish Girl
10.A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Flights
11.A book of manga
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1
12.A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Watership Down
Tarka the Otter
13.A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
14.A cozy mystery
Catering to Nobody
15.A book of mythology or folklore
Daughter of the Forest
16.An historical romance by an AOC
An Extraordinary Union
17.A business book ( Blech 😩)
Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers - And Seize Success
The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship
18.A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
Peter Darling
19.A book of nonviolent true crime
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
20.A book written in prison
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
21.A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting ( not by LGBTQ authors? but I found it and it seems important anyways )
22.A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Wonderstruck
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives ( I know , its YA, but my other choice isn't and I really want to read this also )
23.A self-published book ( reading/ reviewing for a GR friend )
Beds Are For Flowers
24.A collection of poetry published since 2014
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life


We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez Blood of the Dawn by Claudia Salazar Jiménez Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera Bossypants by Tina Fey Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe Flights by Olga Tokarczuk Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1) by Hiromu Arakawa Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams Tarka the Otter (A Puffin Book) by Henry Williamson The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Switchers How Smart Professionals Change Careers - And Seize Success by Dawn Graham The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship by Rochelle Carter Peter Darling by Austin Chant The Feather Thief Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Honor Girl A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash Love Is Love A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting by Marc Andreyko Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick The 57 Bus A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater Beds Are For Flowers by R.K. Gold Heart Talk Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade


message 12: by Rachel (last edited Dec 31, 2019 08:10AM) (new)

Rachel (moonlightlibraryy) | 7 comments 18/24

[X] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters:
The Martian

[X] 2. An alternate history novel:
11/22/63

[X] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018:
Milkman

[X] 4. A humor book:
The Princess Diarist

[X] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism:
One of Us Is Lying

[ ] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space:
Dawn

[ ] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America:
Like Water for Chocolate

[ ] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania:
The Descendants
Carpentaria
The Bone People

[X] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads:
Bob's Burgers: Medium Rare

[X] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman:
My Brilliant Friend

[X] 11. A book of manga:
Cat Diary: Yon & Muu; 猫日記よん&むー; Neko Nikki Yon to Mū

[X] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character:
The Dreaming Vol. 1: Pathways and Emanations

[X] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse:
Slaughterhouse-Five

[ ] 14. A cozy mystery:
Real Murders

[X] 15. A book of mythology or folklore:
The Secret History

[X] 16. An historical romance by an AOC:
Outlander

[X] 17. A business book:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

[ ] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author:
Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories

[X] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

[ ] 20. A book written in prison:
Cherry

[X] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator:
Meal

[X] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009:
Crush

[X] 23. A self-published book:
Milk and Honey

[X] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014:
Deaf Republic: Poems

Currently Reading:
Wormwood A Collection of Short Stories by Poppy Z. Brite Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1) by Octavia E. Butler

Complete:
Meal by Blue Delliquanti Milkman by Anna Burns The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher The Martian by Andy Weir Cat Diary Yon & Muu; 猫日記よん&むー; Neko Nikki Yon to Mū by Junji Ito The Secret History by Donna Tartt Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon My Brilliant Friend (L'amica geniale #1) by Elena Ferrante One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1) by Karen M. McManus Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou The Dreaming Vol. 1 Pathways and Emanations (the Sandman Universe) by Simon Spurrier Crush (Berrybrook Middle School, #3) by Svetlana Chmakova 11/22/63 by Stephen King Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook by Stephen R. Covey Bob's Burgers Medium Rare by Loren Bouchard


message 13: by Monica (last edited Nov 08, 2019 06:48AM) (new)

Monica (monicae) | 119 comments 14/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: The Color Purple

2. An alternate history novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Severance

4. A humor book: Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin, Thank You for Your Service

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Barefoot Dogs: Stories

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania:
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Dancing With The Dead

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Go, Went, Gone

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Semiosis

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: An Unkindness of Ghosts, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, Notes on a Nervous Planet

14. A cozy mystery: Hollywood Homicide

15. A book of mythology or folklore: Brown Girl in the Ring

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: An Unkindness of Ghosts

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison: The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
23. A self-published book
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014

Hellhound on His Trail The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon The Color Purple by Alice Walker Space Chronicles Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson Barefoot Dogs Stories by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Semiosis (Semiosis Duology, #1) by Sue Burke The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck Everybody Lies Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Severance by Ling Ma The Sun Does Shine How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson


message 14: by Karen (last edited Oct 09, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

Karen | 10 comments 18/24

[x] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
Texts from Jane Eyre And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
[x] 2. An alternate history novel
Tales from the Loop
Tales from the Loop by Simon Stålenhag
[x] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
The Poet X
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
[x] 4. A humor book
The Last Black Unicorn
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
[x] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
The View From Flyover Country: Essays by Sarah Kendzior
The View From Flyover Country Essays by Sarah Kendzior by Sarah Kendzior
[x] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search For Black Panther
Shuri, Vol. 1 The Search For Black Panther (Shuri, #1-5) by Nnedi Okorafor
[ ] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
[ ] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
[x] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Infidel (91 reviews on 1/15/19)
Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote
[x] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life
Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust
[x] 11. A book of manga
My Brother's Husband, Volume 2
My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
[x] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Fox 8
Fox 8 by George Saunders
[ ] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
[ ] 14. A cozy mystery
[x] 15. A book of mythology or folklore
The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
[ ] 16. An historical romance by an AOC
[x] 17. A business book
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
[x] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
The Descent of Monsters
The Descent of Monsters (Tensorate, #3) by J.Y. Yang
[x] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
The Feather Thief Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson
[ ] 20. A book written in prison
[x] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew
Moonstruck, Vol. 1 Magic to Brew (Moonstruck #1) by Grace Ellis
[x] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
A Few Red Drops The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
[x] 23. A self-published book
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers
[x] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Live Oak, with Moss
Live Oak, with Moss by Walt Whitman


message 15: by Chrissy (last edited Oct 24, 2019 06:44PM) (new)

Chrissy | 87 comments Completed: 23/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
Sabine's Notebook, June 16, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. An alternate history novel
The Calculating Stars, January 10, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3. A book by a WOC that won a literary award in 2018
Washington Black, May 23, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4. A humor book
The Last Black Unicorn, February 19, ⭐️⭐️

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
The Library Book, May 26, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
An Unkindness of Ghosts July 28, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
The Whale Rider, August 9, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, May 15, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Faces in the Crowd, September 27, ⭐️

11. A manga
Henshin, January 13, ⭐️⭐️

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
The Travelling Cat Chronicles, April 6, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Kiss Quotient April 8, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

14. A cozy mystery
Bury Your Dead, January 13, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

15. A book of mythology or folklore
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, June 16, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

16. An historical romance by an AOC
Alex and Eliza October 12, ⭐️⭐️⭐️

17. A business book
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist October 5, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
Freshwater July 3, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts, June 12, ⭐️⭐️⭐️

20. A book written in prison
Prison Noir, October 24, ⭐️⭐️⭐️

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
The Tea Dragon Society, June 15, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Piecing Me Together, August 11, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

23. A self-published book
Senlin Ascends May 31, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire and Beauty September 6, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 16: by Ann (last edited Dec 11, 2019 02:23PM) (new)

Ann (annbeman) | 40 comments Done :)
Read: 24/24 = 100%

[7/23] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
or When You Read This by Mary Adkins
or The Martian by Andy Weir
or S. by J.J. Abrams

[7/7] 2. An alternate history novel: Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
or The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler
or The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

[2/26] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Emissary by Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)
[3/2] The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
or The Friend by Sigrid Nuñez
or Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
or The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

[2/14] 4. A humor book: Calypso by David Sedaris
[5/25] The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

[6/10] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World by Jeff Gordinier
[8/30] The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs
or It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

[10/2] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

[12/11] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores
or Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
or Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[5/11] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: Terra Nullius: a novel by Claire G. Coleman

[1/6] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos, Alice Whitmore (Translator)
[3/23] Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey by Sam Chiarelli

[1/6] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos, Alice Whitmore (Translator)
[2/26] The Emissary by Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)
[3/18] The Cook by Maylis de Kerangal, Sam Taylor (Translator)
[6/16] Lie With Me by Philippe Besson, Molly Ringwald (Translator)
[8/20] The Ten Loves of Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

[8/17] 11. A book of manga: Fairy Tail Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima
or Oishinbo a la carte, Volume 1 - Japanese Cuisine by Tetsu Kariya

[1/22] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Fox 8 by George Saunders

[2/8] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
[3/2] The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

[5/14] 14. A cozy mystery: The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
or The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
or Still Life by Louise Penny

[1/15] 15. A book of mythology or folklore: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
or Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
or The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

[6/23] 16. An historical romance by an AOC: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

[8/26] 17. A business book: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
or Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
or The Taking of Getty Oil: Pennzoil, Texaco, and the Takeover Battle That Made History by Steve Coll

[10/2] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
[10/28] Peter Darling by Austin Chant

[8/30] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs
or The Library Book by Susan Orlean
or The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

[4/19] 20. A book written in prison: Dawn by Selahattin Demirtaş
or Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution

[2/27] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Flocks by L. Nichols

[3/19] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal
or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
or Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
or The Treasure of Maria Mamoun by Michelle Chalfoun

[6/30] 23. A self-published book: Scharlette Doesn't Matter and Goes Time Travelling by Sam Bowring
[7/25] Across the Fourwinds by Shane Trusz
[8/16] Moonflower in Autumn Rain by Ilish Stone

[1/24] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Flight by Katharine Coles
[10/27] Toward Antarctica by Elizabeth Bradfield


message 17: by Milena (last edited Oct 10, 2019 07:17PM) (new)

Milena (milenas) | 85 comments 24/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Dracula

2. An alternate history novel: Lost in a Good Book

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Stone Sky

4. A humor book: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Binti

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Like Water for Chocolate

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Things She's Seen

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: The House of the Spirits

11. A book of manga: Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Bride Test

14. A cozy mystery: Crocodile on the Sandbank

15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Iliad

16. An historical romance by an AOC: An Extraordinary Union

17. A business book: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: If I Was Your Girl

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

20. A book written in prison: De Profundis

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Nimona

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: Front Desk

23. A self-published book: Still Alice

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: A Place Called No Homeland


message 18: by Charlotte (last edited Apr 30, 2019 11:46AM) (new)

Charlotte | 6 comments This year's prompts are much better than last year. I'm not going to complete the one's that include comics, manga and children's lit. I just don't consider those topics challenging so I'll be skipping them! Also, the prompts have been posted so many times already that I'll just post my selections.

1. The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

2. The Only Harmless Great Thing

3. The Stone Sky

4. The Pope of Palm Beach

5. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

6. After the Flare

7. Don't Send Flowers

8. The Bone People

9. Dark Side of the Moon

10. Things We Lost in the Fire

11.

12. The Travelling Cat Chronicles

13. Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

14. The Tuscan Child

15. Aenid

16. Indigo

17. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

18. Long Black Veil

19. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

20. The Prince

21.

22.

23. Wool

24. If They Come for Us


message 19: by Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (last edited Apr 17, 2019 04:52AM) (new)

Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ (allisonhikesthebookwoods) Completed 9/24
Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson Normal People by Sally Rooney Rick Mercer Final Report by Rick Mercer Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce #10) by Alan Bradley Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

✓ 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Gilead - Read April 17, 2019

2. An alternate history novel

✓ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC that won a literary award in 2018 - Normal People - Read March 19, 2019

✓ 4. A humor book - Rick Mercer Final Report - Read March 20, 2019

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space -Binti

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Like Water for Chocolate

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - Sister Heart

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - Escape

✓ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - Suzanne - Read February 13, 2019

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - Animal Farm

✓ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - The Kiss Quotient - Read January 10, 2019

✓ 14. A cozy mystery - The Golden Tresses of the Dead - Read March 15, 2019

✓ 15. A book of mythology or folklore - Once Upon a River - Read January 3, 2019

16. An historical romance by an AOC - Alex and Eliza

17. A business book - #GIRLBOSS

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book that has won a diversity award since 2009 - George

✓ 23. A self-published book - Milk and Honey - Read January 16, 2019

✓ 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - Milk and Honey - Read January 16, 2019


message 20: by Jessica (last edited Dec 19, 2019 11:49AM) (new)

Jessica | 15 comments Completed: 21/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters Dear Martin Completed 1/27/2019


2. An alternate history novel The Calculating Stars Completed 7/7/2019


3. A book by a WOC that won a literary award in 2018 The Poet X Completed 1/26/2019


4. A Humor Book My Sister, the Serial Killer Completed 1/1/2019


5. A book by a journalist or about journalism The Shipping News Completed 6/2/2019


6. A book by an AOC set in or about space Dawn Completed


7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America Like Water for Chocolate Completed 5/17/2019


8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania FREELOVE Completed 2/18/2019


9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads The Fish Girl completed


10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman The Emissary or Like Water for Chocolate Completed 5/17/2019


11. A book of manga Claudine Completed 5/16/2019


12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character Fantastic Mr. Fox Completed

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Completed 8/17/2019


14. A cozy mystery Daisies for Innocence Completed 2/26/19


15. A book of mythology or folklore Gods of Jade and Shadow Completed 7/27/2019


16. An historical romance by an AOC An Unconditional Freedom Completed


17. A business book Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers


18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels


19. A book of nonviolent true crime Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger Completed


20. A book written in prison 13 Women: Parables from Prison completed


21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 Completed 5/16/2019


22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 One Crazy Summer Completed 2/5/2019


23. A self-published book Eragon


24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 Useless Magic Completed


message 21: by Margaret (last edited Dec 02, 2019 04:36PM) (new)

Margaret (igem36) | 4 comments *message 21*

The PreHistory of The Far Side A 10th Anniversary Exhibit by Gary Larson Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata X-Men Origins Iceman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa I Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Little Did She Know by Claudia Fletcher Familia de Cuchillos by Martha Cecilia Ruiz Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth The Cat Who... Omnibus 03 (Books 7-9) The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare / The Cat Who Sniffed Glue / The Cat Who Went Underground by Lilian Jackson Braun The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive by Clementine von Radics A Bird Watcher's Adventures in Tropical America by Alexander F. Skutch Black Clover Vol. 1 Preview by Yuki Tabata


1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Dear Phil 12/2/19: Will not get to this; hope I can fit it into the 2020 challenge.

2. An alternate history novel - 12/2/19: No time - thought about trying The Peshawar Lancers; maybe I can fit it into the 2020 challenge.

3. A book by a woman and AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo - 4 stars.

This won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2018. I dislike nearly all current YA (loved the 60s-90s stuff, though) so I wasn't going to read it; then got excited about With the Fire on High and thought I'd read this very short debut as well.

The writing was lovely, and all the characters, even Mami and Caridad, were sympathetically portrayed. I subtracted a star for several cliche'd situations and expressions I've rolled my eyes about dozens of times in other books.

All paper copies were checked out of my library, so I had to get the CD audiobook (I've also disliked listening to audiobooks almost every time I tried one-- but...) Acevedo did a great job reading her own work. I appreciated Track 17, where she explained about a contrapuntal poem - essential for understanding the audio reading because of the way the poem was composed on the paper page.

4. A humor book - The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit by Gary Larson - 2 stars.

I was dismayed by his "they-locked-me-up-and-kept-trying-to-kill-me" jokes about his family and only laughed at 3 or 4 cartoons in The Exhibit. He was my favorite cartoonist back in the 1990s, though.

I also read The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury this year. It was silly for the most part, but the full-color, full-page single panel where the two pals are lamenting the end of summer ... I want to X-Acto that out and frame it.

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - 12/2/19: No time. I attempted Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town but, being of regional interest, the copies at the library had been checked out so frequently that they were all too grungy to read for long. (Plus, the few pages I managed to read before getting nauseated were boring; and it had page after page of footnotes. "Read harder", right?)

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - thought about double dipping #18 with Yoon Ha Lee but couldn't get into the sci-fi world. Lee's Variations on an Apple was marvelous. Alas, not set in space and not a novel.

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Familia de Cuchillos by Martha Cecilia Ruiz - 2 stars.

I only appreciated the final story, "Memorias del Club Chino de Bluefields" - probably because (1) it was the only story that wasn't about killing one's spouse or lover; (2) the history of Chinese residents on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua fascinated me. Mostly, this was a real chore to read - I studied Spanish in the 1970s, but there have been so many additions to the language since then - I was tied to a dictionary while reading.

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - Man of Calibre 12/2/19: No time to read this; hope to use it in the 2020 challenge. Set in a rural area, maybe?

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - A Bird Watcher's Adventures in Tropical America by Alexander F. Skutch 4 stars (would've been 5, but I subtracted one after reading his epilogue. "emancipated from traditional modes of thought", indeed.

This is totally my kind of book, and it was great to see such straightforward, erudite composition. The adventures on the boat and during the 1947 revolution were exciting, and the explications of bird habits such as nesting and dawn-singing were educational in the best sense.

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori - 3 stars.

Adored the beginning and the end when it was about Keiko and her routine at the store. The section in the middle focusing on Shiraha, her coworker/housemate, was horrible.

11. A book of manga - Black Clover Vol. 1 by Yuki Tabata - 5 stars

This was so heartwarming and fascinating. I loved the character Noelle Silva! Manga is very difficult for me to read, just like Spanish books (see #7), but occasionally the effort is worth it.

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - The Call of the Wild 12/2/19: No time.

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - 12/2/19: Couldn't find quite the right book -- lots of the stuff I read had secondary characters with some sort of unidentified neurodiversity. Will keep looking for a great central character or author for 2020 challenge.

14. A cozy mystery - The Cat Who... Omnibus 03 (Books 7-9): The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare / The Cat Who Sniffed Glue / The Cat Who Went Underground by Lilian Jackson Braun - 3 stars.

I've been reading these since the late 1970s and, in the spirit of the Read Harder challenge, I'd like to read a different cozy mystery for this prompt if I have time later. These three were OK but didn't have lush descriptions of furniture and food like the ones I loved in some earlier books in the series. 12//2/19: Just finished The Cat Who Lived High and it was full of beauty; currently my favorite in the series.

15. A book of mythology or folklore - Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth - 4 stars.

I thought this short book would go fast - ha! It was detailed and complex. Several of the stories were mythological retellings that seemed to take place in the future instead of the past. This guy has rapidly become one of my go-to authors.

16. An historical romance by an AOC - 12/2/19: No time. Wanted to read Midnight and will try to fit it in 2020 challenge

17. A business book - One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer - 1 star.

I'll probably use a few of the tips, but it was a yawner (in the fine print at the end, he admits he used a ghostwriter). Too much manufacturing lore for me, especially about Toyota.

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - 12/2/19: No time; see #8

19. A book of nonviolent true crime - In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire 12/2/19: Currently reading; might or might not finish.

20. A book written in prison - 12/2/19: No time; wanted to read A Prison Diary by Jeffrey Archer and may be able to fit it into 2020 challenge.

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - X-Men Origins: Iceman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Phil Noto - 5 stars.

Absolutely thrilled by the story and Noto's crisp, realistic art. Discovering good books outside my usual genre is why I love the Read Harder challenge.

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley (Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers, 2017) - 2 stars.

Disappointing. Why devote so many of the limited number of pages to snarking about Ruth's bad handwriting, off-key singing voice, and lack of cooking skills? Why show her riding atop an elephant with Scalia as a comment on their friendship, when the author had previously mentioned Ruth loved opera and could tie it in? The only parts I liked were the campus picnic with beau Marty in the middle of the picture book and the parent/teacher oriented notes and photos at the end.

23. A self-published book - Little Did She Know by Claudia Fletcher - 2 stars.

I enjoyed reading this, because the author is my pastor's wife and she knows how to tell a story. Characterization was a good feature. I rushed to the end to see what would happen to all the people.

I would've given it 5 stars publicly; however, even though it was edited by competent people (some from my church) it was rife with the errors we see in most self-published books: incorrect use of punctuation and capitalization, repetition of words and phrases, changing fonts, timelines of events that didn't match up.

I was going to read the sequel to find out what happened to a certain person, but the Amazon summary gave it away! I might read it anyway to find out what happens to one of my favorite secondary characters, Ruben.

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive by Clementine von Radics - 2 stars.

Gorgeous cover, which I kept. Several strikingly touching poems, which I kept. Loved finding out about "truisms"! However, I disliked some of the other entries so much (either crude or impossible to understand or narcissistic) that I shredded them.

Note: I usually avoid criticizing a book I didn't enjoy, or giving 1- and 2-star ratings but in this particular post, I'm gonna be totally honest.

13/24 - finished


message 22: by Tania (last edited Nov 25, 2019 04:41AM) (new)

Tania | 32 comments Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2019
Progress: 18/24


✓1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - The Screwtape Letters: Also Includes "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" by C.S. Lewis (finished 1/22), my review is here
2. An alternate history novel
✓3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (finished 8/21), my review is here
✓4. A humor book - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (finished 9/15), my review is here
✓5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson (finished 2/12), a novel about a journalist's time in Puerto Rico including his adventures writing for the paper that hired him, my review is here
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
✓7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell (finished 4/29), my review is here
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
✓9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - History's Greatest Military Commanders: The Brilliant Military Strategies Of Hannibal, Alexander The Great, Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, And 30 Other Historical Commanders by Barry Linton (finished 1/16), 3 reviews as of 1/16/19, my review is here
✓10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten, translated by Christiane Galvani (finished 11/13), my review is here
✓11. A book of manga - BAKI:New grappler Baki No.1 by Keisuke Itagaki (finished 7/23), my review is here
✓12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (finished 7/6), my review is here
✓13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (finished 1/14), my review is here
14. A cozy mystery
✓15. A book of mythology or folklore - ✓15. A book of mythology or folklore - Myths Of Greece And Rome - Narrated With Special Reference To Literature And Art by H. A. Guerber (finished 3/8), my review is here
✓16. An historical romance by an AOC - The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho (finished 5/15), my review is here
✓17. A business book - Be a Change Champion- Mastering Momentum: 10 Factors for Sustaining the Boom and Avoiding the Bust of Change by Steven Gaffney (finished 7/9), my review is here
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
✓19. A book of nonviolent true crime - The Two Million Dollar Intern by David Gauvey Herbert (finished 6/11), my review is here
20. A book written in prison
✓21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson (finished 1/23), my review is here
✓22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (finished 4/11), Schneider Family Book Award 2016
✓23. A self-published book - Street Child, A Memoir by Justin Reed Early (finished 4/25), here
✓24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - we'll beachcomb for their broken bones by Elena Botts (finished 3/22), my review is here


message 23: by Sarah Ruth (last edited Sep 08, 2019 02:18PM) (new)

Sarah Ruth (smurf_bunny) I have never done this challenge before, but I am trying to get back into the habit of reading again, so here goes...

I didn't even have the first clue where to start, so I mostly just stole from all of you. Thanks for all the suggestions!

12/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Finished 1/5


2. An alternate history novel
Dread Nation - Finished 2/17


3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Bluebird, Bluebird - Finished 2/21


4. A humor book
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things - Finished 6/21


5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
South Riding - Finished 8/25


6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Binti - Finished 2/17


7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
The Hummingbird's Daughter

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
The Whale Rider

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
The Face Maker and other stories of obsession

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Things We Lost in the Fire

11. A book of manga
Opus

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
The Book of Dog - Finished 6/23


13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

14. A cozy mystery
Mystic Falls - Finished 8/10


15. A book of mythology or folklore
Norse Mythology

16. An historical romance by an AOC
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo - Finished 2/10


17. A business book The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't - Finished 6/2


18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
Nevada

19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

20. A book written in prison
Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Lumberjanes #1 - Finished 7/21


22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Full Cicada Moon

23. A self-published book
Still Alice - Finished 8/4


24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump - Finished 3/2
-- Yes, I am counting that...


message 24: by Sue (last edited Dec 22, 2019 10:57AM) (new)

Sue (sue_re) | 20 comments ✔️1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: This Is How You Lose the Time War

✔️2. An alternate history novel: The Iron Duke

✔️3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Tea Dragon Society

✔️4. A humor book: Fox 8 by George Saunders

✔️5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

✔️6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: The Tea Master and the Detective

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Like Water for Chocolate

✔️8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania Sirena: A Mermaid Legend from Guam

✔️9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Sirena: A Mermaid Legend from Guam

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman Like Water for Chocolate

✔️11. A book of manga Tokyo Ghoul, tome 1

✔️12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character Fox 8 by George Saunders

✔️13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Bride Test

✔️14. A cozy mystery: Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian

✔️15. A book of mythology or folklore: Circe

✔️16. An historical romance by an AOC: Agnes Moor's Wild Knight Alyssa Cole

✔️17. A business book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

✔️18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Peter Darling

✔️19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

✔️20. A book written in prison: Letter from Birmingham Jail

✔️21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Calling Dr. Laura

✔️22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: The Tea Dragon Society was on ALA Rainbow list in 2018.

✔️23. A self-published book: Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Maybe Sea of Strangers


message 25: by Shelldon (Aspiring Ninja) (last edited Dec 04, 2019 01:15PM) (new)

Shelldon (Aspiring Ninja) | 18 comments 18/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2. An alternate history novel
The Haunting of Tram Car 015

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
All Systems Red

4. A humor book
This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
The Library Book

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Ascension
Ninefox Gambit

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
Signal to Noise

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Dinosaurs On Other Planets

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

11. A book of manga
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Knowledgeable Creatures: A Tor.com Original

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Guggenheim Mystery

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

16. An historical romance by an AOC
The Proposal

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
The Black Tides of Heaven

19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
The Prince and the Dressmaker

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
The London Eye Mystery

23. A self-published book
Giant's Well

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One


message 26: by Cendaquenta (last edited Dec 21, 2019 12:27PM) (new)

Cendaquenta | 44 comments Completed: 13/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Daisy Jones and The Six

2. An alternate history novel - The Calculating Stars

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - Jade City

4. A humor book - Good Omens

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - House of Names

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - The Tea Master and the Detective

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - The Murmur of Bees

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - TBD

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - The Griffin's Feather

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, translated from German by Anthea Bell

11. A book of manga - reread of Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - The Raven Tower

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - The Real Boy

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore - Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

16. An historical romance by an AOC - The True Queen

17. A business book - think I'll skip this prompt

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - Freshwater

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - The Witch Boy

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - Citizen: An American Lyric (this was published in Oct 2014, not sure if it counts, but it's pretty much the only poetry I have)


message 27: by Satrina (last edited Dec 16, 2019 07:04AM) (new)

Satrina T | 37 comments Completed 23/24


If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar Me dijeron que habría pastel by Sloane Crosley La Torre de los Sueños by Agustín Fest Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1 (Gunnm, #1) by Yukito Kishiro The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan Home (Binti, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Las amistades peligrosas by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Cumbres borrascosas by Emily Brontë George (Scholastic Gold) by Alex Gino Circe by Madeline Miller Las lagrimas de la jirafa (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #2) by Alexander McCall Smith El diablo en la cruz by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Maori Boy A Memoir of Childhood by Witi Ihimaera The Gardner Heist The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser
The Gardner Heist The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser Girl Code Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales La telaraña de Carlota by E.B. White The Queen of Distraction How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen Texas blues by Attica Locke Escorpión de sangre (Ernesto Medel, #1) by Agustín Fest Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter

✔️ 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
I'll read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis but for now I'm reading Las amistades peligrosas by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos - April 17 ★★★★
Las amistades peligrosas by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

✔️ 2. An alternate history novel
Jackaby by William Ritter - December 5 ★★★★★
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter

✔️ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Texas blues by Attica Locke - December 5 ★★★★★
Texas blues by Attica Locke

✔️ 4. A humor book
Me dijeron que habría pastel by Sloane Crosley - February 2 ★★★
Me dijeron que habría pastel by Sloane Crosley

✔️ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
I'll read The Library Book by Susan Orlean or Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer later. This year I'm double-dipping for the first time with The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser - October 31 ★★★
The Gardner Heist The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser


✔️ 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Home by Nnedi Okorafor - March 8 ★★★★
Home (Binti, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
I would have loved to read something about México, my country but I think I'm going with El Vaso de Miel by Rigoberta Menchú

✔️ 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
Maori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood by Witi Ihimaera - October 7 ★★★★
Maori Boy A Memoir of Childhood by Witi Ihimaera

✔️ 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
La Torre de los Sueños by Agustín Fest - February 5 ★★★★
La Torre de los Sueños by Agustín Fest

✔️ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Cumbres borrascosas by Emily Brontë, translated by Elisabeth Martínez - April 23 ★★★
Cumbres borrascosas by Emily Brontë

✔️ 11. A book of manga
I'll read Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 by Matsuri Hino later. I read Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1 by Yukito Kishiro - February 14 ★★★★
Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1 (Gunnm, #1) by Yukito Kishiro

✔️ 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
La telaraña de Carlota by E.B. White - November 4 ★★★★
La telaraña de Carlota by E.B. White

✔️ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
Something by Dav Pilkey for sure, but also The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen since my goal for next year is to learn as much as I can about my family's neurodiversity (husband: HD, son: ADHD and me: ADD) - December 2 ★★★
The Queen of Distraction How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen

✔️ 14. A cozy mystery
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith - August 2 ★★★★
Las lagrimas de la jirafa (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #2) by Alexander McCall Smith

✔️ 15. A book of mythology or folklore
Circe by Madeline Miller - June 25 ★★★★
Circe by Madeline Miller

✔️ 16. An historical romance by an AOC
I'll read Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende later. For now I ended up reading The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan - February 17 ★★★
The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan

✔️ 17. A business book
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser - November 3 ★★★★
Girl Code Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales

✔️ 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
I'll read All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders later. I read An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon - September 19 ★★★★
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

✔️ 19. A book of nonviolent true crime
I'll read The Map Thief by Michael Blanding next year. For this year I'm reading The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser - October 31 ★★★
The Gardner Heist The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser

✔️ 20. A book written in prison
El diablo en la cruz by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - September 4 ★★★★
El diablo en la cruz by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

✔️ 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel - March 13 ★★★★
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

✔️ 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
George by Alex Gino - May 8 ★★★★
George (Scholastic Gold) by Alex Gino

✔️ 23. A self-published book
Again, I'm going local with this task with Escorpión de sangre by Agustín Fest - December 10 ★★★
Escorpión de sangre (Ernesto Medel, #1) by Agustín Fest

✔️ 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar - January 24 ★★★★
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar

📖 - currently reading
✔️ - finished

Read: 23/24 = 95.83%
★: 0/24
★★: 0/24
★★★: 7/24
★★★★: 14/24
★★★★★: 2/24


message 28: by Hélène (last edited Oct 08, 2021 10:37AM) (new)

Hélène | 11 comments 24/24

✔ 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters :
Lady Susan by Jane Austen ★★★★

✔ 2. An alternate history novel :
Aux États-Unis d'Afrique: roman (In the United States of Africa) by Abdourahman A. Waberi ★★★

✔ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 :
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★★

✔ 4. A humor book :
Tante Poldi und die sizilianischen Löwen (Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions) by Mario Giordano ★★★★★

✔ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism :
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann ★★★★

✔ 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space :
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler ★★★★

✔ 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America :
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya ★★

✔ 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania :
Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time by Doris Pilkington ★★★★

✔ 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads :
Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa ★★★★★

✔ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman :
The Saga of Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf ★★★★★

✔ 11. A book of manga :
Le tigre des neiges 1 by Akiko Higashimura ★★★★★

✔ 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character :
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus by Art Spiegelman ★★★★★

✔ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse :
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig ★★

✔ 14. A cozy mystery :
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny ★★★★

✔ 15. A book of mythology or folklore :
Le feuilleton de Thésée by Murielle Szac ★★★

✔ 16. An historical romance by an AOC :
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson ★★★★★
It's a bit of a stretch since this book is much more than a simple "historical romance", but since it's much better than the book I read before for this prompt, I've decided to put it here.

✔ 17. A business book :
Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sport by Barbara Smit ★★★

✔ 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author :
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall ★★★★★

✔ 19. A book of nonviolent true crime :
Un printemps à Tchernobyl by Emmanuel Lepage ★★★★

✔ 20. A book written in prison :
Moabit Sonnets by Albrecht Haushofer ★★★★★

✔ 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator :
My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame ★★★★

✔ 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 :
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai ★★★★

✔ 23. A self-published book :
The Bridge To Caracas by Stephen Douglass

✔ 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 :
soft magic. by Upile Chisala ★★★★

Lady Susan by Jane Austen Aux États-Unis d'Afrique roman by Abdourahman A. Waberi My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Tante Poldi und die sizilianischen Löwen by Mario Giordano Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1) by Octavia E. Butler Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya Rabbit-Proof Fence The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time by Doris Pilkington Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa La Légende de Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf Le tigre des neiges, Tome 1 by Akiko Higashimura MetaMaus A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus by Art Spiegelman Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8) by Louise Penny Le feuilleton de Thésée (La mythologie grecque en cent épisodes, #2) by Murielle Szac American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson Sneaker Wars The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sport by Barbara Smit The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall Un printemps à Tchernobyl by Emmanuel Lepage Moabiter Sonette by Albrecht Haushofer My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto, #1-2) by Gengoroh Tagame Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai THE BRIDGE TO CARACAS A DOUGLASS CRIME AND ROMANCE THRILLER SERIES (THE KING TRILOGY) by Stephen Douglass soft magic. by Upile Chisala


message 29: by Dee (last edited Jan 05, 2020 02:13PM) (new)

Dee (jadzia_dax) | 3 comments 24/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of lettersThe Screwtape Letters 06/12/19

2. An alternate history novel Paper and Fire 30/01/19

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 The Hate U Give29/08/19

4. A humor book You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain 09/11/19

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 12/10/19

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space Binti 04/07/19

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America Certain Dark Things 01/08/19

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence 29/04/19

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads Brown: Poems 28/11/19

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman The Door 26/11/19

11. A book of manga Model Life Takes Fashion Week and Model Life Takes Shanghai Special Edition 26/12/19

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character The Bees 04/06/19

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse Water Bound 08/11/19

14. A cozy mystery The Stars Afire 17/11/19

15. A book of mythology or folklore Deity 21/04/19

16. An historical romance by an AOC An Extraordinary Union01/09/19

17. A business book As a Man Thinketh 24/05/19

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author Don't Call Us Dead 13/12/19

19. A book of nonviolent true crime The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 12/10/19

20. A book written in prison Conversations With Myself 15/07/19

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator Black Panther: World of Wakanda 29/03/19

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 Brown Girl Dreaming 21/12/19

23. A self-published book Wool 17/10/19

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 Don't Call Us Dead 13/12/19


message 30: by Miriam (last edited Nov 27, 2019 06:41AM) (new)

Miriam (miriam_w13) | 13 comments 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Jan)

2. An alternate history novel: His Majesty's Dragon (Feb)

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Washington Black (Feb)

4. A humor book: The Unteachables (Jan)

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: The Library Book (Feb)

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Chasing Space (Mar)

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Signs Preceding the End of the World (Apr)

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Whale Rider (Jul)

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Andra (June)

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Of Love and Other Demons translated by Edith Grossman (Jul)

11. A book of manga: A Silent Voice, Volume 1 (Mar)

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Fox 8 (Mar)

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Mar)

14. A cozy mystery: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Apr)

15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Winter of the Witch (Apr)

16. An historical romance by an AOC: The Japanese Lover (Aug)

17. A business book: The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Peter Darling (July)

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (June)

20. A book written in prison: Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (June)

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Lumberjanes, Vol. 9: On a Roll (Feb)

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Mar)

23. A self-published book: Steamborn

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Shout (Apr)


message 31: by Anna (last edited Dec 27, 2019 08:51AM) (new)

Anna H. (annaholla) | 71 comments Completed: 12/27

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Daisy Jones & The Six
2. An alternate history novel: Underground Airlines
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Bluebird, Bluebird
4. A humor book: Calypso
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Lady in the Lake
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Binti
7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Sea Monsters
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Things She's Seen
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Favourite Poems of London
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants
11. A book of manga: Case Closed, Vol. 69
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: The Art of Racing in the Rain
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Kiss Quotient
14. A cozy mystery: Death by Dumpling
15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Silence of the Girls
16. An historical romance by an AOC: The Duchess War
17. A business book: Janesville: An American Story
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: Freshwater
19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
20. A book written in prison: Cherry
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Nimona
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: Echo
23. A self-published book: Giant's Well
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: An American Sunrise: Poems

Chronological order:
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Calypso by David Sedaris Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Giant's Well by Scott A. Ford Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants by Mathias Énard The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke The Feather Thief Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina Favourite Poems of London by Jane McMorland Hunter Janesville An American Story by Amy Goldstein Death by Dumpling (A Noodle Shop Mystery, #1) by Vivien Chien Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis Cherry by Nico Walker Case Closed, Vol. 69 by Gosho Aoyama An American Sunrise Poems by Joy Harjo


message 32: by Veronica (last edited May 14, 2019 09:40AM) (new)

Veronica | 75 comments Completed: 13/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: 84, Charing Cross Road

√ 2. An alternate history novel: Underground Airlines (Review)

√ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Home Fire (Review)

4. A humor book: So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know

√ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (Review)

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space

√ 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: A Lupita le gustaba planchar: Lupita Always Liked to Iron (Review)

√ 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Heaven I Swallowed (Review)

√ 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: La Ciudad Vertical (Review)

√ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: The Unit (Review)

√ 11. A book of manga: PLUTO: Naoki Urasawa x Ozamu Tezuka, Band 001 (Review)

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: The Bees

√ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: All the Birds in the Sky (Review)

√ 14. A cozy mystery: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Review)

15. A book of mythology or folklore: Circe

√ 16. An historical romance by an AOC: An Extraordinary Union (Review)

√ 17. A business book: Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture (Review)

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: I'm Afraid of Men

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

√ 20. A book written in prison: Letter from Birmingham Jail (Review)

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: Brown Girl Dreaming

23. A self-published book: El amor huele a café

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Don't Call Us Dead


message 33: by Emily (new)

Emily | 2 comments Book Riot wrote: "Use this space to discuss your plans for the 2019 Read Harder Challenge."

This will be the first time I do this challenge. I love the prompts. I really had to dig to find many of my selections!

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters

Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon (genre: classic horror)

2. An alternate history novel

Wickwythe Hall by Judithe Little

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

4. A humor book

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

The Bone People by Keri Hulme

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads

I Could Read The Sky by Timothy O'Grady

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

The Emissary by Yoko Tawada

11. A book of manga

The Ice Wanderer and Other Stories by Jiro Taniguchi

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

Tomorrow: A Novel

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida

14. A cozy mystery

(This one was hard for me. I didn't realize this was a whole subcategory in the mystery genre).

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

15. A book of mythology or folklore

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

16. An historical romance by an AOC

(hardest selection of all--I am not a romance reader for anything outside of fandom)

The Taming of Jessi Rose by Beverly Jenkins

17. A business book

(is this a business book? Idk, but it's short, well-rated, and was listed in an article as one book you could read instead of getting an MBA)

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

20. A book written in prison

Stay Alive, My Son by Pin Yathay

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

23. A self-published book

Until the End of the World by Sarah Fleming

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014

The Pustoy by Philippe Blenkiron


message 34: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth (mary-beth-c) | 9 comments Read Harder is my favorite reading challenge, and I love the scavenger hunt of finding books for each task! Here are my current plans:

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos or Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

2. An alternate history novel: The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson or Half a Crown by Jo Walton

3. A book by a woman and/or author of color that won a literary award in 2018: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez or Milkman by Anna Burns

4. A humor book: Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson or We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow or The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

6. A book by an author of color set in or about space: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon or Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera or The She-Devil in the Mirror by Horacio Castellanos Moya

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera or The Bone People by Keri Hulme

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece by Camille Laurens or Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time by Ray Padgett

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli or The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

11. A book of manga: A Bride's Story, Vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori or Master Keaton, Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Watership Down by Richard Adams or Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst

13. A book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas or The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

14. A cozy mystery: Death at the Chateau Bremont by M. L. Longworth or The Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Story of Hong Gildong (unknown author) or Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston

16. A historical romance by an author of color:Indigo by Beverly Jenkins or An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

17. A business book: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou or The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales or Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury

20. A book written in prison: De Profundis by Oscar Wilde or Prison Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates

21. A comic by a LGBTQIA author: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki or Spectacle Vol. 1 by Megan Rose Gedris

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz or The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

23. A self-published book: The Enthusiast by Josh Fruhlinger or Pretty Thing by Jacob Clifton

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Felicity by Mary Oliver or The Rain in Portugal: New Poems by Billy Collins

Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson Half a Crown (Small Change, #3) by Jo Walton The Friend by Sigrid Nunez Milkman by Anna Burns Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby War on Peace The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow The Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Waypoint Kangaroo (Kangaroo, #1) by Curtis C. Chen Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera The She-Devil in the Mirror by Horacio Castellanos Moya The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera The Bone People by Keri Hulme Little Dancer Aged Fourteen The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece by Camille Laurens Cover Me The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time by Ray Padgett The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery A Bride's Story, Vol. 1 (A Bride's Story, #1) by Kaoru Mori Master Keaton, Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) by Richard Adams Promise of the Wolves (The Wolf Chronicles Series) by Dorothy Hearst The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Death at the Chateau Bremont (Verlaque and Bonnet, #1) by M.L. Longworth The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton The Story of Hong Gildong by Unknown Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston Indigo by Beverly Jenkins An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz The Bling Ring How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales Provenance How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury De Profundis by Oscar Wilde Prison Noir by Joyce Carol Oates This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki Spectacle Vol. 1 by Megan Rose Gedris The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye The Enthusiast by Josh Fruhlinger Pretty Thing (Wasted Beauty, #1) by Jacob Clifton Felicity by Mary Oliver The Rain in Portugal New Poems by Billy Collins


message 35: by Elle (new)

Elle (elleay) | 68 comments Completed: 0/24


1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters

2. An alternate history novel

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018

4. A humor book

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 36: by Emily (last edited Jan 01, 2019 05:49PM) (new)

Emily Strong (erstrong) | 7 comments I will also be doing the Sirens Con Reading Challenge, so I am planning to double dip for some of the tasks:

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: The Martian

2. An alternate history novel: Dread Nation

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Stars Are Legion

4. A humor book: Beauty Queens

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: An Unkindness of Ghosts

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Juana and Lucas

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: not sure if counts, but potentially The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: The Book of Tormod #1: A Templar's Apprentice

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: The Beast Player

11. A book of manga: Emma, Vol. 1

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Wish You Were Here

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Kiss Quotient

14. A cozy mystery: Wish You Were Here

15. A book of mythology or folklore: Norse Mythology

16. An historical romance by an AOC: Emma, Vol. 1

17. A business book: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: An Unkindness of Ghosts

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

20. A book written in prison: De Profundis

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: Juana and Lucas

23. A self-published book: The Martian

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising


message 37: by Leslie Ann (last edited Aug 19, 2019 02:53PM) (new)

Leslie Ann (leslie_ann) | 139 comments I'm thrilled that I'm able to fulfill most of the these categories with books for my Around-the-World Reading Challenge. 2019 is the last of this 5-year challenge.

24/24

✔ 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: 100 Letters Home: My Two Years In Kyrgyzstan, 2 Feb

✔ 2. An alternate history novel: She Would be King, 26 Jan

✔ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: The Stone Sky, 10 Feb

✔ 4. A humor book: Island of the Sequined Love Nun, 6 Jan

✔ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: Voices of Jordan, 26 Jan

✔ 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: Ninefox Gambit, 4 July

✔ 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: Dance with Snakes, 19 Aug

✔ 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: Kalyana, 26 Feb

✔ 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Beauty in Thorns, 9 Jan

✔ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: Broken Glass, 28 Jan

✔ 11. A book of manga: Oishinbo a la carte, Volume 4 - Fish, Sushi and Sashimi, 9 May

✔ 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character: Watership Down, 18 Feb

✔ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse: The Bride Test, 20 May

✔ 14. A cozy mystery: Without a Grave, 29 Apr

✔ 15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo, 15 Feb

✔ 16. An historical romance by an AOC: Topaz, 15 Feb,

✔ 17. A business book: Business Adventures, 21 Mar

✔ 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author: The Brilliant Death, 2 Apr

✔ 19. A book of nonviolent true crime: Bad Blood, 3 Mar

✔ 20. A book written in prison: Doing Time : 25 Years of Prison Writing, 23 Mar

✔ 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Nimona, 11 Jan

✔ 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day, 12 May

✔ 23. A self-published book: Kaffir of Karthala, 5 Feb

✔ 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014: When the Chant Comes, 7 Feb


message 38: by Dana (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:19AM) (new)

Dana | 3 comments 0/24

[ ] 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
[ ] 2. An alternate history novel
[ ] 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
[ ] 4. A humor book
[ ] 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
[ ] 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
[ ] 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
[ ] 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
[ ] 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
[ ] 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
[ ] 11. A book of manga
[ ] 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
[ ] 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
[ ] 14. A cozy mystery
[ ] 15. A book of mythology or folklore
[ ] 16. An historical romance by an AOC
[ ] 17. A business book
[ ] 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
[ ] 19. A book of nonviolent true crime
[ ] 20. A book written in prison
[ ] 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
[ ] 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
[ ] 23. A self-published book
[ ] 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 39: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 31, 2019 10:31AM) (new)

Cheryl Hager (cheryl_is_reading) | 67 comments 2019 BR Read Harder Challenge #40

24/24 I'm done! I'm done! I'm done! (10/31/19)

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

2. An alternate history novel
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

4. A humor book
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
The Underground Girls of Kabul In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy, #1) by Sangu Mandanna

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullina

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
If You Look For Me, I Am Not Here by Sarayu Srivatsa

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

11. A book of manga
Emma, Vol. 01 by Kaoru Mori

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
Black Iris by Leah Raeder

14. A cozy mystery
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny

15. A book of mythology or folklore
Ascend (Trylle, #3) by Amanda Hocking

16. A historical romance by an AOC
My Fair Concubine (Tang Dynasty, #3) by Jeannie Lin

17. A business book
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

19. A book of nonviolent true crime
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

20. A book written by an author who has been in prison
Lady Windermere's Fan (Illustrated) by Oscar Wilde

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

23. A self-published book
A Confidential Problem (Society of Gentlemen, #2.5) by K.J. Charles and A Private Miscellany (Society of Gentlemen #3.5) by K.J. Charles

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur



message 40: by Saluka (last edited Oct 11, 2019 09:20AM) (new)

Saluka | 22 comments 18/24

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2. An alternate history novel
Severance

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Bluebird, Bluebird

4. A humor book
Calypso

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
The Hellfire Club

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Binti

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
The Book Jumper
Blind Goddess

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Fox 8

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

14. A cozy mystery
Hope Never Dies, Her Royal Spyness

15. A book of mythology or folklore
Norse Mythology

16. An historical romance by an AOC
An Extraordinary Union

17. A business book
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
Symptoms of Being Human

19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

20. A book written in prison
Writing My Wrongs

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Blackbird Fly

23. A self-published book
Underdogs

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 41: by Thegirlintheafternoon (last edited Dec 09, 2019 06:00PM) (new)

Thegirlintheafternoon | 58 comments 2019 Read Harder Challenge
Completed: 21/24
Last Updated: 11/19

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo (4/5 stars - finished 2/10/19)
2. An alternate history novel - Blonde Roots (3/5 stars - finished 4/23/19)
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - The Emissary (3.5/5 stars - finished 5/13/19)
4. A humor book - I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé (4/5 stars - finished 6/21/19)
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (3.5/5 stars - finished 10/14/19)
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - Shuri, Vol. 1: The Search For Black Panther (4/5 stars - finished 8/8/19)
*7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Gods of Jade and Shadow
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - The Whale Rider (5/5 stars - finished 9/1/19)
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America (5/5 stars, finished 1/29/19)
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - Convenience Store Woman (3/5 stars - finished 2/10/19)
11. A book of manga - My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 (3/5 stars - finished 1/17/19)
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - The Deep (4/5 stars)
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - Can't Escape Love (3.5/5 stars - finished 8/3/19)
14. A cozy mystery - The Widows of Malabar Hill (3/5 stars - finished 2/24/19)
15. A book of mythology or folklore - Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot (4/5 stars - finished 8/5/19)
16. An historical romance by an AOC - Agnes Moor's Wild Knight (3/5 stars - finished 4/25/19)
17. A business book - What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People (4/5 stars - finished 4/19/19)
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story (3.5/5 stars - finished 1/3/19)
19. A book of nonviolent true crime - Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time (3.5/5 stars - finished 7/29/19)
20. A book written in prison - Letter from the Birmingham Jail (5/5 stars - finished 1/21/19)
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (3.5/5 stars - finished 5/31/19)
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - The Stars Beneath Our Feet (4/5 stars - finished 1/24/19)
*23. A self-published book - The Summer We Got Free
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (3/5 stars - finished 2/7/19)


message 42: by Maryam (last edited Nov 29, 2019 07:35AM) (new)

Maryam (ardvisoor) | 58 comments 24/24

✔1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
Cinnamon and Gunpowder

✔2. An alternate history novel
The Only Harmless Great Thing

✔3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 The Obelisk Gate
Washington Black

✔4. A humor book The Last Black Unicorn

✔ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
Moon of the Crusted Snow
✔6. A book by an AOC set in or about space An Unkindness of Ghosts


✔ 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
The House of Broken Angels

√8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
The Descendants

√9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Spell on Wheels
The Silence of Medair
Voice of the Lost

✔10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman At the Wolf's Table

✔11. A book of manga UQ HOLDER!, Vol. 1

✔12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Fox 8

✔13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse The Kiss Quotient

✔14. A cozy mystery
The Library of Lost and Found

✔15. A book of mythology or folklore Loki: Where Mischief Lies

✔16. An historical romance by an AOC The Ghost Bride

✔17. A business book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

✔18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author An Unkindness of Ghosts

✔19. A book of nonviolent true crime The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

✔20. A book written in prison
The Graybar Hotel: Stories

✔21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator Spell on Wheels

✔ 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 Julián Is a Mermaid

23. A self-published book The Silence of Medair

✔24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities


message 43: by Karen (new)

Karen (mskmgill) | 5 comments 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters

2. An alternate history novel

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018

4. A humor book

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 44: by Stine (last edited Jan 14, 2019 05:06AM) (new)

Stine Hopsdal | 19 comments 11 of 24 completed

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters:
Illuminae and/or
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo read


2. An alternate history novel:
The Golem and the Jinni and/or
The Story of the Stone and/or
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (if I can find the audiobook)


3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018:
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience read



4. A humor book:
Why We Fight


5. A book by a journalist or about journalism:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup read



6. A book by an AOC set in or about space:
Binti


7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America:
Mundo Cruel: Stories


8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania:
Taijiku


9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads:
Sylvie Asleton and the Shrike's Curse and/or
Nayko Island and/or
Journey of Shadows and/or
Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods


10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman:
Dragon Sword and Wind Child read

11. A book of manga:
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation read

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character:
The Last Unicorn


13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse:
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


14. A cozy mystery:
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri and/or
Maggie Get Your Gun and/or
Secondhand Spirits


15. A book of mythology or folklore:
Norse Mythology (audiobook) read


16. An historical romance by an AOC:
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo read

17. A business book:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup read
and/or
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author:
All the Birds in the Sky


19. A book of nonviolent true crime:
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (double dipping) and/or
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup read


20. A book written in prison:
Civil Disobedience read


21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator:
Rat Queens, Vol. 5: The Colossal Magic Nothing


22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (unsure about the diversity award, but it DOES celebrate diversity, and it HAS won a literary award)


23. A self-published book:
The God Eaters and/or
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo read


24. A collection of poetry published since 2014:
The Soul Bearer - and other poems(published before 2014, but since I'm very new to this genre, I want to read something that hopefully peaks my interest in reading more)


message 45: by Riley (last edited Feb 05, 2019 12:59PM) (new)

Riley Ashby (rileyashby) 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters

2. An alternate history novel

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018

4. A humor book

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads Sophie Last Seen

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 46: by Krista (last edited Dec 05, 2019 02:41PM) (new)

Krista | 92 comments Yay! I love this challenge! Here we go . . .

All done! Completed 5 Dec 2019

✔ 1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
Completed 26 Jan 2019 --Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome
Completed 2 Aug 2019 -- I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

✔ 2. An alternate history novel
Completed 25 Mar 2019 -- My Lady Jane

✔ 3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Completed 5 Dec 2019 -- The Hole

✔ 4. A humor book
Completed 22 May 2019 -- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Completed 2 Aug 2019 -- I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

✔ 5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
Completed 2 Aug 2019 -- I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

✔ 6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Completed 29 Mar 2019 -- Binti

✔ 7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
Completed 29 Jul 2019 -- Like Water for Chocolate

✔ 8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
Completed 13 Mar 2019 -- Taijiku

✔ 9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Completed 12 Mar 2019 -- Reapers, Inc.

✔ 10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Completed 28 Apr 2019 -- An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

✔ 11. A book of manga
Completed 31 May 2019 -- Delicious in Dungeon (Issues)

✔ 12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Completed 5 Jun 2019 -- Raptor Red
Completed 28 Sep 2019 -- The Rescue Team

✔ 13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
Completed 28 May 2019 -- Morty the Meerkat Has Autism

✔ 14. A cozy mystery
Completed 11 Mar 2019 -- Murder in the Art Gallery
Completed 15 Aug 2019 -- The Fargenstropple Case

✔ 15. A book of mythology or folklore
Completed 11 Oct 2019 -- Norse Mythology

✔ 16. An historical romance by an AOC
Completed 29 Jul 2019 -- Like Water for Chocolate
Completed 21 Oct 2019 -- Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

✔ 17. A business book
Completed 18 Oct 2019 -- The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

✔ 18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
Completed 4 Oct 2019 -- A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

✔ 19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Completed 29 Jul 2019 -- Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

✔ 20. A book written in prison
Completed 28 Apr 2019 --Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons

✔ 21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Completed 26 Mar 2019 -- Strong Female Protagonist. Book One
Completed 15 Sep 2019 -- Black Panther: World of Wakanda

✔ 22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Completed 28 May 2019 -- Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship
Completed 29 Jul 2019 -- The Turtle of Oman

✔ 23. A self-published book
Completed 26 Jun 2019 -- Forgotten

✔ 24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Completed 1 May 2019 -- Helium


message 47: by Belinda (last edited Aug 11, 2019 09:25PM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 16 comments Completed 8/24

Looking forward to a new challenge in 2019

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters: Daisy Jones & The Six and Cinnamon and Gunpowder

2. An alternate history novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Either The Stone Sky or Milkman

4. A humor book: New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer


6. A book by an AOC set in or about space: The Night Masquerade

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania: Tracker by Alexis Wright

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads: Tracker by Alexis Wright

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman: An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good

11. A book of manga

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore: The Song of Achilles

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

20. A book written in prison

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 through Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 48: by Trina (last edited Jan 21, 2019 06:56PM) (new)

Trina Dubya (trina_dubya) I'm looking forward to completing my first Book Riot Read Harder Challenge! I'll put a link to the book here once I've finished reading it.

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters

2. An alternate history novel

3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018: Exit West: a Novel by Mohsin Hamid

4. A humor book

5. A book by a journalist or about journalism

6. A book by an AOC set in or about space

7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America

8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania

9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads

10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman

11. A book of manga: by Marie Kondo

12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character

13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse

14. A cozy mystery

15. A book of mythology or folklore: Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry

16. An historical romance by an AOC

17. A business book

18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author

19. A book of nonviolent true crime

20. A book written in prison: De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator: Lumberjanes, Vol. 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters

22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009

23. A self-published book

24. A collection of poetry published since 2014


message 49: by Diane (last edited Jun 07, 2019 08:56AM) (new)

Diane | 26 comments Done! 24 of 24 completed
✅1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

✅2. An alternate history novel
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

✅3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018
Scotiabank Giller Prize winner 2018: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

✅4. A humor book
Less by Andrew Sean Greer

✅5. A book by a journalist or about journalism
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy She has been a reporter at the Washington Post.

✅6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

✅7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes

✅8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
The Whale Rider by
Witi Ihimaera

✅9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
The Man Upon the Stair: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris by Gary Inbinder

✅10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman
Empress by Shan Sa

✅11. A book of manga
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 1 by Kiiro Yumi

✅12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
Animal Farm by George Orwell

✅13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

✅14. A cozy mystery
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen

✅15. A book of mythology or folklore
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

✅16. An historical romance by an AOC
Her Land, Her Love by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

✅17. A business book
Heads You Win: How the Best Companies Think by Quinn; Evans, Ron Spitzer

✅18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang

✅19. A book of nonviolent true crime
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel

✅20. A book written in prison
Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.

✅21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

✅22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond

✅23. A self-published book
Slender Wish by Kerry Casey

✅24. A collection of poetry published since 2014
Dead Woman Walkingby Sharon J. Bolton

Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Library Wars Love & War, Vol. 1 (Library Wars Love & War, #1) by Kiiro Yumi The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2) by Rhys Bowen Code Girls The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy Her Land, Her Love by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie Animal Farm by George Orwell Zora and Me (Zora and Me, #1) by Victoria Bond
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) by Liu Cixin Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes Heads You Win How the Best Companies Think by Quinn; Evans, Ron Spitzer The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang Slender Wish (Fall to Grace series Book 3) by Kerry Casey Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate, #1) by J.Y. Yang Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Man Upon the Stair A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris by Gary Inbinder Can You Ever Forgive Me? Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel Empress by Shan Sa Dead Woman Walking by Sharon J. Bolton


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Becky Rivensworth | 7 comments As I'm also doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge, and Around The Year, I'll try not to double dip per challenge, but will definitely try and find books to meet prompts for all three challenges.

2019 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Total Completed 24/24 (completed 11/04/19)

1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (completed 04/04/19)
2. An alternate history novel - His Majesty's Dragon (completed 02/15/19)
3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - Bluebird, Bluebird (completed 01/15/19)
4. A humor book - The Princess Bride (completed 08/30/19)
5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (completed 04/22/19)
6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (completed 01/05/19)
7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America - Like Water for Chocolate (completed 02/19/19)
8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - The Whale Rider (completed on 01/02/19)
9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - (10 Reviews as of 01/01/19) 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement (completed 02/20/19)
10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman - Convenience Store Woman (completed 03/25/19)
11. A book of manga - Fairy Tail, Vol. 1 (completed 01/21/19)
12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character - A Dog's Way Home (completed 02/25/19)
13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse - The Kiss Quotient (completed 04/29/19)
14. A cozy mystery - A Taste Fur Murder (completed 09/24/19)
15. A book of mythology or folklore - Norse Mythology (completed 02/25/19) or Fablehaven (completed 01/18/19)
16. An historical romance by an AOC - A Prince on Paper (completed 05/18/19)
17. A business book - Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (completed 01/25/19)
18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author - If I Was Your Girl (completed 03/07/19)
19. A book of nonviolent true crime - Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures (completed 02/15/19)
20. A book written in prison - American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment (completed 04/28/19)
21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - Lumberjanes #1 (completed 01/08/19)
22. A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009 - The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (completed 01/15/19)
23. A self-published book - Unshackled: A Story of Redemption (completed 11/04/19)
24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - The Princess Saves Herself in This One (completed 01/02/19)


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