Read Harder 2021

January 15, 2021 | By: Communications Staff

Ready to Read Harder?

Challenge yourself to break out of set reading habits by completing Book Riot’s 2021 Read Harder Challenge.

Our Readers’ Advisory committee has selected five titles for each of the 24 categories to help you get started: 

1. Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read:

2. Read a nonfiction book about anti-racism:

3. Read a non-European novel in translation:

4. Read an LGBTQ+ history book:

5. Read a genre novel by an Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American author:

6. Read a Fanfic:

7.  Read a Fat Positive Romance:

8.  Read a romance by a trans or nonbinary author:

9. Read a Middle Grade Mystery:

10. Read a SFF anthology edited by a person of color:

11. Read a food Memoir by an author of Color:

12. Read a work of Investigative nonfiction by an author of color:

13. Read a book with a cover you don’t like:

14.  Read a realistic YA book not set in the U.S., U.K., or Canada:

15.  Read a memoir by a Latinx author:

16.  Read an Own Voices Book About Disability:

17.  Read an Own Voices YA book with a black character that isn’t about black pain:

18.  Read a book by/about a non-Western world leader:

19. Read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist:

20. Read a Book of Nature Poems:

21. Read a children’s book that centers on a disabled character but not their disability:

22. Read a book set in the Midwest:

23. Read a book that demystifies a common mental illness:

24. Read a book featuring a beloved pet where the pet doesn’t die:

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