#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 in Any Genre Written by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous Author

Find some excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books by Native, First Nations, and Indigenous authors for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Read Harder 2020: An Edition of a Literary Magazine (Digital or Physical)

From POETRY Magazine to The Paris Review, here are 9 literary magazines to check out for the 23rd task of Book Riot's 2020 Reader Harder challenge!

Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press.

Read Harder: A Book With a Main Character or Protagonist With a Disability

Are you participating in Book Riot's Read Harder 2020? Check out these books about disability, featuring a main character with a disability.

Read Harder: A Middle-Grade Book That Doesn’t Take Place in the U.S. or UK

Try a middle grade book that doesn't take place in the US or UK, including books set in Nigeria, India, Italy, France, China, and Pakistan, for Read Harder.

Read Harder: Books Written By Or About Refugees

When the news becomes too difficult to watch, these books about refugees will having you questioning the blurred line between fiction and reality.

Read Harder 2020: A Picture Book With A Human Main Character From A Marginalized Community

Read these spectacular picture books featuring human main characters from a marginalized community.

Read Harder 2020: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novella

Get your science fiction and fantasy fix in short form with these excellent novellas -- perfect for the 2020 Read Harder challenge.

Read Harder: A Post-1950 Doorstopper Written by a Woman

Find a book to immerse yourself in with these 500+ page post-1950s doorstoppers written by women for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Read Harder: A Book About Climate Change

Fiction books about climate change for adults, young adults and children are recommended for Book Riot's Read Harder reading challenge.

Read Harder: A Romance Starring a Single Parent

Child-free people aren't the only ones getting swept off their feet--check out these romances about single parents for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Read Harder: A Food Book About a Cuisine You’ve Never Tried Before

If 2020 is the year you're aiming to live, or perhaps eat more widely, then you've come to the right challenge. Read some good books about good food.

Read Harder: A Memoir By Someone From a Religious Tradition Not Your Own

From stories about commitment to faith to those about leaving the faith, learn more about the traditions in these religious memoirs for Read Harder 2020.

Read Harder: A Debut Novel By A Queer Author

Find a new author to follow or the first book your fave wrote with this list of debut novels by queer authors for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Read Harder: A Book That Takes Place in a Rural Setting

Wondering what to read for this task of the Read Harder 2020 challenge? Pick up any one of these excellent books with rural settings!