I’m using this post to track my progress on the Book Riot Read Harder challenge. I’ll update this page as I finish books and write reviews, as well as using it to track what books I’m planning on reading for each of the categories. I found some suggestions from this article as well as the Goodreads group for the challenge.
I set forth a couple additional stipulations for myself, they were:
- no double-dipping – I will not be using any books to fill more than one category.
- no white cis-men – All of the books I read for the challenge will be by women and minorities. In the case of multiple authors, one must be a woman or minority.
Without further ado, here is the list of the books I’m planning on reading plus some alternates.
Alice by Christina Henry
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
The Poisonbook Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War by Svetlana Alexievich
Spinster by Kate Bolick
The Beauty Myth by Noami Wolf
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
Finished Feb. 15
Witches of America by Alex Mar
Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
Degrees of Inequality by Suzanne Mettler
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
You can also track my reading progress in this challenge and in general on my Goodreads page. I’ll link to my Goodread reviews in this superpost as I write them, and possibly also cross-post them to the blog.
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