Have you been doing the Read Harder challenge?
It’s been fun, right? How many books do you still have left to go?
There are so many ways to get recommendations for categories you have yet to fill. Our Read Harder bloggers, Will, Karen, and Betsy, have been plugging away at two books a month! Start with the first month and move right on through them!
There have been a lot of suggestions added to the big list we put together at the very beginning. Have more? Add them in the comments.
Several staff members have been putting together lists of their own, as well. Need a suggestion for a book written between 1900 and 1950 or a classic by an author of color? Or hey, how about a list that is the whole Read Harder challenge done in YA? We got ya. Also made by our awesome library staff:
(Note: these do not cover all of the categories)
- Books about sports
- Baseball romances
- Football romances
- Debut novels
- Books about Books
- Immigrants and the immigrant experience in America
- All-ages comics
- Another list of all-ages comics
- Travel memoirs
- Some stuff set in Tucson
- Books set 5000 miles away
- Fantasy novels
- Books about war
- LGBTQ+ YA Novels (not all by authors who identify as LGBTQ+)
- YA novels by LGBTQ+ authors
- Top 10 banned and challenged books of 2015
- Characters of color going on spiritual journeys
- LGBTQ+ romances
- Short story collections by women
And some of us (*ahem* well...I…) have been maintaining their own list of books that fit the categories. Some made theirs before they started, while others of us are adding on as we go along. Did you know you can make your own? Here's a quick primer on how to make lists in the library catalog.
Here are some books that are as yet on my list to read, but that I haven't quite made it to yet:
Even with the list, I still like using the print tracker to see just how skewed in certain directions I am. How have you been keeping track? Share in the comments!