Reading List: The 2015 Book Riot Challenge

Keeping up with your New Years’ resolution? Book Riot challenged readers to “read harder” in 2015 and our marketing intern is keeping up with the challenge! Which books can you check off your list?

Book Riot Reading List

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25

By Jack Ross

 

A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65

By Larry Ruttman

 

A collection of short stories (either by one person or an anthology by many people)

By Erin Flanagan

 

A book published by an indie press

By Brendan C. Lindsay

 

A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ

By Barrie Jean Borich

 

A book by a person whose gender is different from your own

By: James P. Duffy

 

A book that takes place in Asia

By Scott Ezell

 

A book that is by or about Africa

By Michael F. O’Riley

 

A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture (Native Americans, Aboriginals, etc.)

By Randolph Lewis

 

A microhistory

By Johanna Hurwitz

 

A YA novel

By Nancy Plain

 

A sci-fi novel

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

A romance novel

By Bess Streeter Aldrich

 

A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade

By Anne F. Hyde

 

A book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)

By Aristotle, translated by Richard Hope

 

An audiobook

By Michael Timmins

 

A collection of poetry

By Ted Kooser

 

A book that someone else has recommended to you

By Mort Zachter

 

A book that was originally published in another language

By Ruth Claderon

 

A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind 

By Judy Diamond, Tom Floyd, Martin Powell, Angie Fox, Ann Downer-Hazell, and Charles Wood

 

A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure (Read, and then realize that good entertainment is nothing to feel guilty over)

By Bill Fields

 

A book published before 1850

By Janis P. Stout

 

A book published this year

By Susan C. Seymour

 

A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

By Ted Kooser