Created by Book Riot, an online destination devoted to people who live to read, Read Harder is a smartly designed reading log consisting of entry pages to record stats, impressions, and reviews of each book you read.
This is not just a log to keep track of what you read and your own personal reviews. Evenly interspersed among these entry pages are 12 challenges inspired by Book Riot’s annual Read Harder initiative, which began in 2015 to encourage readers to pick up passed-over books, try out new genres, and choose titles from a wider range of voices and perspectives. Challenge yourself to:
Read a book about books
Read a book that was originally published in another language
Read a biography of an author you admire
Read a book set in a bookstore
Indulge your inner book nerd and read a book about books, get a new perspective on current events by reading a book written by an immigrant, find a hidden gem by reading a book published by an independent press, and so much more. Each challenge includes an inspiring quotation, an explanation of why the challenge will prove to be rewarding, and five book recommendations that fulfill the challenge.
If you’re a book lover, buy it for yourself. If your friends and family love books, buy it for them. If you are in a reading group, buy it for all of them. If you are encouraging a child or grandchild to develop a love of books and literature, buy it for them. Each and every person will be grateful.