I’m a big fan of reading challenges. If you do a little digging, you can find tons out there. One of my favorites is the 2017 Read Harder Challenge hosted by BookRiot. 2017 is the 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. There are 24 tasks ranging from “read a classic by an author of color” to “read a book published by a micropress.” The link above will take you to the entire list. BookRiot also provides ideas if you’re coming up empty.
I’m really excited to start this challenge and see how far I get in 2017. I didn’t finish the previous Read Harder Challenges, but you know what? I’m OK with that. I still read things I probably otherwise wouldn’t have, so I consider that a win. This year, I’m aiming to complete all 24 tasks. Below is the list of tasks and one book that I’m planning to read for each.