This year I took on the Read Harder Challenge created by Book Riot. It included 24 mini-challenges designed to encourage reading new authors, genres, and writing styles that are a bit outside your comfort zone. Not only did I complete the challenge, I also wrote reviews of the books I read and published them on the blog.
Now, to give back to the reading community and to encourage others to “read harder” as well, I’m hosting a giveaway!
Here’s how the giveaway works:
- Each comment posted on one of my Read Harder book reviews (see list of 24 books below) counts as a contest entry.
- Each participant can enter the giveaway up to 24 times–one comment per book review.
- If you have commented on a review already, duplicate comments don’t count as additional entries. HOWEVER, existing comments (posted before the giveaway announcement) will automatically be entered into the drawing.
- Tweet this post for an additional one entry per tweet, up to 15 tweets during the giveaway period.
- Giveaway runs December 9 through December 31, 2015.
Up to five winners will be randomly chosen and announced in January. They will each receive a package with a book I read for the Challenge.
Which book will you receive? It’s a surprise! All books will come directly from my shelf, gently used.
- A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
- A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
- A collection of short stories
- A book published by an indie press
- A book by or about someone who identifies as LGBTQ
- A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
- A book that takes place in Asia
- A book by an author from Africa
- A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture
- A microhistory
- A YA novel
- A sci-fi novel
- A romance novel
- A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
- A book that is a retelling of a classic story
- An audiobook
- A collection of poetry
- A book that someone else has recommended to you
- A book that was originally published in another language
- A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
- A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure
- A book published before 1850
- A book published this year
- A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)