Read Harder Challenge BOOK GIVEAWAY

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.

giveaway logoNow, 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:

  1. Each comment posted on one of my Read Harder book reviews (see list of 24 books below) counts as a contest entry.
  2. Each participant can enter the giveaway up to 24 times–one comment per book review.
  3. 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.
  4. Tweet this post for an additional one entry per tweet, up to 15 tweets during the giveaway period.
  5. 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.


  1. A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
  2. A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
  3. A collection of short stories
  4. A book published by an indie press
  5. A book by or about someone who identifies as LGBTQ
  6. A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
  7. A book that takes place in Asia
  8. A book by an author from Africa
  9. A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture
  10. A microhistory
  11. A YA novel
  12. A sci-fi novel
  13. A romance novel
  14. A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
  15. A book that is a retelling of a classic story
  16. An audiobook
  17. A collection of poetry
  18. A book that someone else has recommended to you
  19. A book that was originally published in another language
  20. A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
  21. A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure
  22. A book published before 1850
  23. A book published this year
  24. A self-improvement book (can be traditionally or non-traditionally considered “self-improvement”)

111 thoughts on “Read Harder Challenge BOOK GIVEAWAY

  1. Looks like a fun challenge! My New Year’s resolution is definitely READ MORE. I love writing, but it takes up a lot of the time I’d otherwise spend reading. Time to refill the well with the words of others. Happy Blitz Day!


  2. Ugh, I hate my email feed! It’s always clogged up with stupid stuff and I missed your Blitz Day. Looks like it was amazing! And what a fabulous idea for a giveaway. I loved some of the books you read this year, and as I recall we read a few of the same books for this. : ) Maybe we should book club the challenge next year. Do you think we can rally a few others to join in?
    Happy Blitz Day!

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