Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2015

23/24 tasks completed

✔️1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (23 when published)

✔️2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65: A Mercy by Toni Morrison (77 when published)

✔️3. A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people): The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

✔️4. A book published by an indie press: Black Hat Jack by Joe R. Lansdale (published by Subterranean Press)

✔️5. A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

✔️6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

✔️7. A book that takes place in Asia: The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James

✔️8. A book by an author from Africa: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

✔️9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture: Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

✔️10. A microhistory: The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

✔️11. A YA novel: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

✔️12. A sci-fi novel: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

✔️13. A romance novel: Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore

✔️14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2015 Pulitzer Prize winner)

✔️15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

✔️16. An audiobook: Find Me by Laura van den Berg

✔️17. A collection of poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

✔️18. A book that someone else has recommended to you: Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

✔️19. A book that was originally published in another language: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Translated from German by A. H. Wheen)

20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind

✔️21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over): A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson

✔️22. A book published before 1850: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe (originally published in 1838)

✔️23. A book published this year: Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell

✔️24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”): The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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