#Read Harder

Read Harder is Book Riot’s annual reading challenge, where we design 24 tasks to help you read outside your comfort zone and find your next favorite read!

Read Harder: A Book With a Beloved Pet Where the Pet Doesn’t Die

We're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book with a beloved pet where the pet doesn't die for the Read Harder Challenge.

Read Harder: A Book That Demystifies a Common Mental Illness

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book that demystifies a common mental illness.

Read Harder: A Book Set in the Midwest

Conquer your Read Harder goal and take in the beauty of the middle of the United States with a book set in the Midwest.

Read Harder: A Children’s Book That Centers a Disabled Character But Not Their Disability

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read a children’s book that centers a disabled character but not their disability.

Read Harder: A Book of Nature Poems

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book of nature poems.

Read Harder: A Historical Fiction With a POC or LGBTQ+ Protagonist

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist.

Read Harder: A Book By or About a Non-Western Leader

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book by/about a non-Western world leader.

Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn't about Black pain.

Read Harder: An Own Voices Book About Disability

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read an own voices book about disability.

Read Harder: A Memoir By a Latinx Author

Looking for a memoir by a Latinx author for the Read Harder challenge? This is a list of recommendations to get you started!

Read Harder: A Realistic YA Book Not Set in the U.S., UK, or Canada

We're recommending books for the Read Harder task asking you to read a realistic YA book not set in the U.S., UK, or Canada.

Read Harder: A Book With a Cover You Don’t Like

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for task #13: a book with a cover you just don't like.

Read Harder: A Romance by a Trans and/or Nonbinary Author

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a romance by a trans and/or nonbinary author.

Read Harder: A Work of Investigative Nonfiction by an Author of Color

For Read Harder, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a work of investigative nonfiction by an author of color.

Read Harder: A Food Memoir By an Author of Color

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a a food memoir by an author of color.