How I Met Your Mother reference, anyone?
After first hearing about it on Lisa's blog (and now seeing it on several others), I've decided I am going to participate in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge this year. Basically, you read 24 books in 24 different categories. I figure it will be easy since many of the people I take book recommendations from will be doing it too :) Plus it might force me to read a few things that I wouldn't have before. I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I've already read that fit into the categories, in case you are looking for some ideas. Even if you aren't doing the challenge, who doesn't love a good book recommendation?
I definitely don't have one for every category, but at the end of this year, I will!
Book that takes place in Asia: Shanghai Girls, The Pearl that Broke It's Shell
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture: Rabbit Proof Fence
A young adult novel: Under the Blood Red Sun, Eleanor and Park, Divergent, Monster, Wonder (I could go on…)
An audiobook: Yes Please (I actually read this but I think the audio book is the way to go for this one)
A collection of poetry: Brown Girl Dreaming (also could be an award winning book of the last decade)
A book that was originally published in another language: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (also it's young adult!)
Of course, you can use ALL of these books as a book someone has recommended to you.
If you are participating in the challenge (or even if you are not), what are some books you either recommend or plan to read? Give me some ideas :)