This year, as part of a resolution to read more books, I'm going to be participating in Book Riot's 2017 Read More Challenge. This is the list of books I'm planning to read, although I may adjust as the year goes on. I'm also adding a few extra categories in the name of diversifying further (these will be marked with an asterisk) and skipping out on the romance novels, since it's a genre that I really can't stand.
- Read a book about sports.
Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
- Read a debut novel.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
- Read a book about books.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
- Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Read an all-ages comic.
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Peterson
- Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Read a travel memoir.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Read a book youâ€™ve read before.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
- Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
Superpowers by David J Schwartz
- Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
- Read a fantasy novel.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- Read a nonfiction book about technology.
Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya
- Read a book about war.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
- Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- Read a classic by an author of color.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
- Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Read a book published by a micropress.
Tales of the Night Watchman, Issue 1 by So What? Press
- Read a collection of stories by a woman.
St. Lucyâ€™s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
- Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
100 Poems from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth (Translator)
- Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- Read a book about modern, rural America.*
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
- Read a book about conservative politics in America.*
Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer