#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!

8 Fabulous New LGBTQ Middle Grade Books for Readers of All Ages

Complete task #6 of the 2024 Read Harder Challenge by reading one of these fabulous new LGBTQ middle grade books from 2023 and 2024!

What are You Reading This Week? — March 7, 2024

Let's chat in the comments about what you've been reading this week and which Read Harder Challenge tasks you've completed so far!

7 Conversation-Starting Books to Read for Women’s History Month

For Women's History Month, pick up these books about data bias, the history of racism in America, a microhistory of menstruation, and more.

YA Books by Trans Authors You’re Reading for the Read Harder Challenge

Here are some of the YA books by trans authors that readers are picking up for task #2 of the 2024 Read Harder Challenge!

8 of the Best Sci-Fi Novellas To Read In One Sitting

These sci-fi novellas, from cozy sci-fi to sci-fi horror, transport you to new worlds in a single sitting.

5 Cozy Fantasy Books You’re Reading for the Read Harder Challenge

Here are some of the cozy fantasy books readers are picking up for task #1 of the 2024 Read Harder Challenge!

7 Black Romance Novels That Celebrate Black Joy

This Black History Month, pick up these swoon-worthy romance novels by Black authors that celebrate Black joy!

What are You Reading This Week — February 15, 2024

As we chug through February, it's time for another Read Harder check-in. What have you read so far and what are you reading next?

7 History Books by BIPOC Authors

Here are 7 recommendations to read to complete the 4th Read Harder task — Read a history book by a BIPOC author.

What are You Reading This Week — February 8, 2024

It's time for another check in. Have you completed any tasks? And what are you reading this week? Let us know in the comments!