2022 Read Harder Challenge

1. Bio of an author you admireFun Home – Alison Bechdel
2. Set in a bookstoreMr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan
3. From the Women’s Prize longlist, shortlist, or winners
4. By a POC that’s not about trauma
5. An anthology featuring diverse voices
6. A nonfiction YA comic
7. Romance with at least 1 protagonist over 40Xoe: Vampires & Werewolves & Demons, Oh My – Sara C Roethle
8. A classic written by a POC
9. The book that’s been on your TBR longestMetropolis – Thea Von Harbou
10. A political thriller by a BIPOC or Queer authorBlackout
Mira Grant
11. With an ace or aro main character
12. A poetry collectionDefining Myself – Max Meyer & Michael Brown
13. An adventure by a BIPOC authorThe Stolen Kingdom – Bethany Atazadeh
14. A book whose movie or TV adaptation you have seen (before you read the book)Kiss the Girls – James Patterson
15. A new-to-you literary magazineLightspeed #49 – Various
16. Recommended by a friend with different reading tastesNine Elms – Robert Bryndza
17. A memoir by someone trans or nonbinaryGender Queer
Maia Kobabe
18. A “Best ___ Writing of the Year” for a topic and year of your choice
19. A horror novel by a BIPOC author
20. An award-winner from the year of your birth
21. A queer retelling of a classic fairytale or mythCinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron
22. A history about a period you know little aboutThe Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty
23. By a disabled authorJuice Like Wounds – Seanan McGuire
24. A prompt from a previous year’s challengeStranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein