Below are my 2016 book challenges. I decided to only do two, so that I can still read a good bit that I want to.

As I decide what book I want to read, I’ll add it in green, and as I read it, I’ll link the review to the book! PLEASE recommend books if you have any ideas.

Hashtag Bustle Reads Challenge 2016

1. Read a Book Written by a Woman Under 25 – The Outsiders 

2. Read a book about Non-Western History

3. Read a book of Essays – The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories 

4. Read a book about an Indigenous Culture

5. Read a book before you see the movie – The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan 

6. Read a YA Book by an Author of Color – Akata Witch 

7. Read a book set in the Middle East

8. Read a book about Women in War

9. Read a graphic novel by a woman – Through the Woods 

10. Read a book about an immigrant or refugee to the US

11. Read a Children’s Book Aloud

12. Reread your favorite book from your childhood – A Wrinkle in Time 

13. Read a memoir by someone who identifies as LBTQIA

14. Read a work of post-apocalyptic fiction written by a woman – After the Apocalypse 

15. Read a feminist sci-fi novel

16. Read the first book in a series you’ve never read – This is Not a Test 

17. Read a book set in Africa, by an author from Africa

18. Read a translated book – Persepolis 

19. Read a contemporary collection of poetry – After the Witch Hunt

20. Read a book by a modernist woman writer


Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge

(Okay, so I haven’t really started compiling this list yet…)

1. A Book published this year

2. A book you can finish in a day – Chronicle of Death Foretold 

3. A book you’ve been meaning to read

4. A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller

5. A book you should have read in school – The Outsiders

6. A book chose for you by your spouse/partner/sibling/child/BFF

7. A book published before you were born

8. A book that was banned at some point

9. A book you previously abandoned

10. A book you own by have never read

11. A book that intimidates you

12. A book you’ve already read at least once

Read Harder Challenge for a Book Club I’m part of…

  1. Read a Horror Book
  2. Read a nonfiction book about Science
  3. Read a collection of essays
  4. Read a book out loud to someone else
  5. Read a middle grade novel
  6. Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography)
  7. Read a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel
  8. Read a book originally published in the decade you were born
  9. Listen to an audiobook that has a won an Audie Award
  10. Read a book over 500 pages
  11. Read a book under 100 pages
  12. Read a book by a person that identifies as a transgender
  13. Read a book that is set in the Middle East
  14. Read a book that is by an author from Southeast Asia
  15. Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900
  16. Read the first book in a series by a person of color
  17. Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years
  18. Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie.
  19. Read a nonfiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes
  20. Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)
  21. Read a book about politics, in your country or another (fiction or nonfiction)
  22. Read a food memoir
  23. Read a play
  24. Read a book with a main character that has a mental illness