Read Harder | Beat The Back List | Read Diverse 2017
1) Read a book about sports.
2) Read a debut novel.
3) Read a book about books.
4) Read a book set in Central or South America, written by a Central or South American author.
5) Read a book by an immigrant or with a central immigration narrative.
6) Read an all-ages comic.
7) Read a book published between 1900 and 1950.
8) Read a travel memoir.
9) Read a book you’ve read before.
10) Read a book that is set within 100 miles of your location.
11) Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location.
12) Read a fantasy novel.
13) Read a nonfiction book about technology.
14) Read a book about war.
15) Read a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.
16) Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country.
17) Read a classic by an author of color.
18) Read a superhero comic with a female lead.
19) Read a book in which a character of color goes on a spiritual journey (From Daniel José Older, author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and YA novel Shadowshaper)
20) Read an LGBTQ+ romance novel (From Sarah MacLean, author of ten bestselling historical romance novels)
21) Read a book published by a micropress. (From Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, Marvel’s World of Wakanda, and the forthcoming Hunger and Difficult Women)
22) Read a collection of stories by a woman. (From Celeste Ng, author Everything I Never Told You and the forthcoming Little Fires Everywhere)
23) Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love. (From Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, and the forthcoming Among the Ruins)
24) Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color. (From Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of sci-fi novel Ascension)
- The Crimson Petal and The White – Michel Faber
- The Girls – Emma Cline
- Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
- The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
- The Girl on The Train – Paula Hawkins
- Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
Animal Farm – George Orwell
- American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
- Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
- Rules of Attraction – Bret Easton Ellis
- Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
- The World As I See It – Albert Einstein
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Jared Diamond
- And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
- Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
- The Duff – Kody Keplinger
- Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
- The Fall – Albert Camus
- If I Stay – Gayle Forman
- The Road – Cormac McCarthy
- A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
- I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced – Nujood Ali
- Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
- We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
- Runaway – Alice Munro
- The Center Cannot Hold – Elyn R. Saks
- Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
- All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
- The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
- Beloved – Toni Morrison
- Les Derniers Jours de Muhammad – Hela Ouardi
- How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran
- Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
- The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
Night Film – Marisha Pessl
- This Savage Song – V.E.Schwab
- Salt to The Sea – Ruta Sepetys
- Cinder – Marissa Meyer
- The Martian – Andy Weir
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