The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

Back by popular demand, here are 24 tasks to expand your readerly horizons next year. Download a checklist:
  1. 1.
    Read a horror book
  2. 2.
    Read a nonfiction book about acience
  3. 3.
    Read a collection of essays
  4. 4.
    Read a book out loud to someone else
  5. 5.
    Read a middle grade novel
  6. 6.
    Read a biography (not a memoir or autobiography)
  7. 7.
    Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
  8. 8.
    Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
  9. 9.
    Listen to an audiobook that has won an Audie award
  10. 10.
    Read a book over 500 pages long
  11. 11.
    Read a book under 100 pages
  12. 12.
    Read a book by or about a person that identifies as transgender
  13. 13.
    Read a book that is set in the Middle East
  14. 14.
    Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
  15. 15.
    Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900
  16. 16.
    Read the first book in a series by a person of color
  17. 17.
    Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
  18. 18.
    Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie. Debate which was better.
  19. 19.
    Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes.
  20. 20.
    Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
  21. 21.
    Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)
  22. 22.
    Read a good memoir
  23. 23.
    Read a play
  24. 24.
    Read a book with a main character that has mental illness