If you’re a comic book reader, I shouldn’t have to tell you that you should be reading Saga. But if you’re like me, collecting single issues of comics can get pricey, and it can be difficult to track down back issues if you start reading long after a comic’s debut. That’s why I’ve been reading Saga in trades, and recently picked up the 4th volume of this incredible series.
Have you ever picked up a book just because you had a good feeling about it? You’ve never heard of it, don’t recognize the author, and don’t even know what it’s about? This began as one of those books. It also happened to be one of the rare instances when an impulse buy not only met, but exceeded my expectations.
Last month, sister sites Book Riot and Panels released their 2016 Read Harder reading challenges. If you’re not familiar, these challenges are a list of tasks that encourage readers to branch out from the kinds of books we typically read. This means trying new genres, reading more globally, or picking up books on topics we usually avoid.
Below are Book Riot’s challenges and the books I’m planning to read to complete each task. This year, reviews of these titles or any other books I read over the course of the year will be posted on the Cannonball Read blog. You can read my list of challenge books for Panels’ Read Harder here.