Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge Recap

Read Harder Challenge 2015
Read Harder Challenge 2015

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.

It turns out I never even mentioned the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  I must have started an entry and then got sidetracked.  It happens often.  I made it a page, but not an actual blog entry.  You can see the page if you want.

Even though I came to the challenge late in the year, I was quickly able to fill in the categories with books I had already read this year.  You can see the list here.  Many of them fit into the Book Lust Challenge, which has turned into a very diverse reading challenge.  It helped me fill in a lot of the more difficult themes.  The more difficult themes were also the most rewarding ones.  Specifically, the Africa theme got me to read Zenzele, which was already sitting on my TBR shelf.  The indigenous author theme got me to finally read Full Tilt.

I Finished the Read Harder Challenge 2015
I Finished the Read Harder Challenge 2015

I was very thankful for the group on GoodReads.  Without them I would never have been able to identify books that fit those difficult categories.  People created lists of books that fit each of the themes.

I am already looking forward to the 2016 challenge.  I am not sure if the themes will remain the same, but my plan is to pick as many books as possible that are also part of other challenges.

Here is the list of themes and books I read this year.

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