reading challenges

Read Harder 2018: Genre Fiction in Translation

This week’s Read Harder challenge is designed to get you looking at books published in other countries, specifically genre fiction that has been translated into English. So what do we mean by “genre fiction?” Typically, when we talk about genre fiction, we’re referring to mysteries, romance, fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels. So for this […]

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Read Harder 2018: SciFi Novel With a Female Protagonist, by a Female Author

This week’s Read Harder challenge has a few different requirements: Read a science fiction novel with a female protagonist, written by a female author. If it sounds like a lot to keep track of, don’t worry: we’ve pulled together a list of great books to get you started, and we have even more suggestions in […]

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Read Harder 2018: The First Book in a New-To-You YA or Middle Grade Series

This week’s installment of the Read Harder challenge asks readers to choose the first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series.  With the success of series such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, more and more adults are choosing books aimed towards younger readers – and loving them!  There are many wonderful […]

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Read Harder 2018: Read a Social Sciences Book

It’s a Read Harder double feature today! Our first challenge of the day is to read a book about the social sciences. So what exactly do we mean by social sciences? In a dictionary definition sense, social sciences refer to the study of human society and social relationships, which can include anything from economics, politics, […]

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Read Harder 2018: A Children’s Classic Published Before 1980

This week’s Read Harder challenge is a throwback to childhood: readers are asked to select a children’s classic published before 1980.  There are so many wonderful children’s books available, so we tried to narrow the list down a little bit for this post.  We also have an extended list on our website – just find […]

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