Book Riot Read Harder 2017

  1. A book about sports – Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
  2. A debut novel – The Bear and the Nightingale
  3. A book about books – When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
  4. A book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author – The Polish Boxer
  5. A book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative – An Atlas of Impossible Longing
  6. An all-ages comic – Princess Princess Ever After
  7. A book published between 1900 and 1950 – Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion
  8. A travel memoir – On Trails: An Exploration
  9. A book you’ve read before – In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World it Made
  10. A book set within 100 miles of your location – Except the Dying
  11. A book set more than 5000 miles from your location – Deathless
  12. A fantasy novel – Down Among the Sticks and Bones
  13. A nonfiction book about technology – The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
  14. A book about war – Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  15. A YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+ – Juliet Takes a Breath
  16. A book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  17. A classic by an author of color – The Pirate’s Daughter
  18. A superhero comic with a female lead – The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act
  19. A book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey – Labyrinth Lost
  20. An LGBTQ+ romance novel – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  21. A book published by a micropress – The Afflictions
  22. A collection of stories by a woman – Him, Me, Muhammad Ali
  23. A collection of poetry on a theme other than love – I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
  24. A book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color – Homegoing