The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge!

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25

          The Convergence Theory; Lia Cooper; 15 September 2015

A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65

          Tricky Twenty-two; Janet Evanovich; 12 December 2015

A collection of short stories


A book published by an indie press

          Favorite Montana Recipes; Patricia Black; 8 January 2015

A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ

          Served Hot; Annabeth Albert; 10 January 2015

A book by a person whose gender is different from your own

          Every Day is a Holiday; George Mahood; 10 January 2015

A book that takes place in Asia

          Kaminishi; Jan Suzukawa; 17 December 2015 

A book by an author from Africa


A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture

          Pukawiss the Outcast; 6 December 2015;

A microhistory


A YA novel

          Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda; Becky Albertalli; 27 November 2015

A sci-fi novel

          Fearless Leader; Tricia Owens; 22 September 2015

A romance novel

          Carry the Ocean; Heidi Cullinan; 12 August 2015

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade

          Mockingbird; Kathryn Erskine; 23 December 2015

A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, etc.)

          Thorn; Intisar Khanani; 3 January 2015

An audiobook

          One Summer: America, 1927; Bill Bryson; 17 December 2015

A collection of poetry

          Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats; TS Eliot; 22 December 2015

A book that someone else has recommended to you

          The Paper Magician; Charlie N Holmberg; 20 December 2015

A book that was originally published in another language


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

          The Hockey Saint; Howard Shapiro & Marcia Inoue; 14 December 2015

A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure

          The Lightning-Struck Heart; TJ Klune; 12 November 2015

A book published before 1850


A book published this year

          Carry On; Rainbow Rowell; 10 November 2015

A self-improvement book

          Furiously Happy; Jenny Lawson; 14 December 2015


Personal rules:

One book may only fulfill ONE challenge.

Re-reads DO NOT count towards fulfilling challenges.