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Book Riot 2019 Read Harder Challenge

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Updated my post. I finished 2 books recently. 

 

The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales for task 19. Real meh. The author originally wrote this as a vanity fair article and expanded it to a book. Was better left as an article.

 

Hunger by Roxane Gay for task 3. Devoured this in a day. I have a lot of feelings about it, but 100% worth reading.

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I want to play! I haven't read a ton yet this year, so I won't be too far behind. I'll edit this post probably, like other people are doing. :)

  1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - I'm thinking of finding a book of Frida Kahlo's letters because I've read excerpts before and loved them. I also haven't read Vonnegut's yet.
  2. An alternate history novel - 
  3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 √ -- Mira T. Lee, Everything Here is Beautiful 
  4. A humor book 
  5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - 
  6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - 
  7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America 
  8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania  - 
  9. A book published prior to Jan 1 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads - 
  10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman 
  11. A book of manga
  12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
  13. A book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse
  14. A cozy mystery
  15. A book of mythology or folklore
  16. An historical romance by an AOC
  17. A business book
  18. A book by a trans or nonbinary author
  19. A book of nonviolent true crime
  20. A book written in prison
  21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator √ - Tillie Walden -- On a Sunbeam, but I'll definitely be reading more comics from LGBTQIA folx this year  
  22. A children's or middle-grade (not YA) book that has won a diversity award since 2009
  23. A self-published book
  24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 √ - nayyirah waheed -- nejma
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updated list! Binti was SO SHORT. but good. so if you're looking for an easy #6, that's a good pick. Confessions is... an interesting format so far. It's one voice telling a story that's already happened so you don't really get into the thick of the characters. The rest that I read I would recommend! And I picked up volume 1 of Monstress this past weekend :D 

  1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters - Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) 
  2. An alternate history novel -  The Underground Railroad 
  3. A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018 - Exit West 
  4. A humor book –  Nerd do Well
  5. A book by a journalist or about journalism - The Library Book
  6. A book by an AOC set in or about space - Binti (Read)
  7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America – Like Water for Chocolate
  8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania - Telesa: The Covenant Keeper
  9. A book published prior to Jan 1 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads -  Chosen Soldiers
  10. A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman – Confessions (Reading)
  11. A book of manga – Monstress vol. 1
  12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character – The Chapel Perilous
  13. A book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse – Criminal (Read)
  14. A cozy mystery - A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock, #2) (Read)
  15. A book of mythology or folklore - The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) 
  16. An historical romance by an AOC – Under a Painted Sky (Read)
  17. A business book – Grit
  18. A book by a trans or nonbinary author - The Only Harmless Great Thing
  19. A book of nonviolent true crime - InvisibleThe Library Book
  20. A book written in prison – A Rage in Harlem
  21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator - Relish: My Life in the Kitchen 
  22. A children's or middle-grade (not YA) book that has won a diversity award since 2009 - I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark 
  23. A self-published boo – The Summer We Got Free
  24. A collection of poetry published since 2014 - The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #1) 
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