Read Harder 2017

Planned. Complete.

Read a book about sports: 

Roller Girl, Vanessa North

The Perfect Play, Jaci Burton

Running Interference, Elley Arden

Getting Inside, Serena Bell

Read a debut novel:

The Hating Game, Sally Thorne

The Only Thing Worse Than Me is YouLily Anderson

Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johnston

No Other World, Rahul Mehta

No One is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts

Read a book about books:

Ink and BoneRachel Caine

Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author:

Santa Evita, Tomas Eloy Martinez

Ines of My Soul, Isabel Allende

Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative:

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Read an all-ages comic:


Read a book published between 1900 and 1950:

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Read a travel memoir:

Read a book you’ve read before:

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Read a book set within 100 miles of your location:

Breathless, Beverly Jenkins

Hounded, Kevin Hearne

Read a book set more than 5000 miles from your location:

Everfair, Nisi Shawl

Read a fantasy novel:

How to Tame a Beast in Seven DaysKerrelyn Sparks

Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey

Air Awakens

The Just City

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Child of a Hidden Sea 

Read a book about war:

Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+:

The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig

Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country:

Read a classic by an author of color:

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

Lost in the City, Edward P. Jones

Read a superhero comic with a female lead:


Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey:

Parable of the SowerOctavia Butler

Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel:

Roller Girl, Vanessa North

Pumpkin Rolls and Porn SoundsKris T. Bethke

The Lawrence Browne Affair, Cat Sebastian

Treasure, Rebekah Weatherspoon

Why Love Matters

Downtown Devil

Status Update

Read a book published by a micropress:

First Position, Melissa Brayden

Read a collection of stories by a woman:

What is not yours is not yours

The Interpreter of Maladies

Speak Gigantular

The Bloody Chamber

Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love:

Holderlin: Poems

Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color:

Treasure, Rebekah Weatherspoon

Breathless, Beverly Jenkins

Jason and Kyra, Dana Davidson