2017 Read Harder Challenge

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.

  1. Read a book about sports.
    Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
  2. Read a debut novel.
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
  3. Read a book about books.
    The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  4. 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
  5. Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  6. Read an all-ages comic.
    Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Peterson
  7. Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  8. Read a travel memoir.
    Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  9. Read a book you’ve read before.
    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  10. Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
    Superpowers by David J Schwartz
  11. Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
    Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
  12. Read a fantasy novel.
    Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  13. Read a nonfiction book about technology.
    Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya
  14. Read a book about war.
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  15. Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
    Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
  16. 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
  17. Read a classic by an author of color.
    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  18. Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
    Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
  19. Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey.
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  20. Read a book published by a micropress.
    Tales of the Night Watchman, Issue 1 by So What? Press
  21. Read a collection of stories by a woman.
    St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  22. Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.
    100 Poems from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth (Translator)
  23. Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.
    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  24. Read a book about modern, rural America.*
    Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  25. Read a book about conservative politics in America.*
    Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer