I read around 30 books last year, many of them during the later months when work became less hectic. The final 2016 list is front-loaded with a lot of science fiction before turning into a pretty scattershot collection of titles. Since I am one of those corny cheeseballs who theme their new years, I intend to turn 2017 into a time of balance — and that goes for my reading list, as well.
As an occasional reader of Book Riot, I’ve seen (but never attempted) their annual reading challenges before. Dubbed “Read Harder,” each year’s challenge prods participants to read outside their comfort zones and pick up books from authors, genres, perspectives they’d otherwise never checked out before. That’s a goal I can get behind, so I signed up for this year.
Here are the prompts and the books I plan to read for them. I tried to fill each prompt with books I already own but haven’t read yet. Titles subject to change!