2015 Read Harder Challenge: Task 1 - HORNS by Joe Hill

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Happy New Year! Now that it's officially 2015, I'm ready to get cracking on my 2015 reading goals. I mentioned it to a pal the other night, and she was quick to offer suggestions for various challenges. By the end of the night she'd settled on lending me her copy of Horns by Joe Hill, which has been adapted to film starring Daniel Radcliffe. I was so pleased when she showed me it, especially since I had been interested in watching the film but never had, so I'll be going into this one fresh.

This book is going to fulfill the task: A book that someone else has recommended to you. I could cheat here, and tack on other challenges like a book written by someone whose gender is different from your own, but in the spirit of fairness, I will read 24 books for the Read Harder Challenge.

Here's the back cover copy:

"Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, he had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - and Ig was the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, he was and always would be guilty.

But now Ig can hear people's deepest, darkest secrets and means to use this ability to find whoever killed Merrin.

It's time for a little revenge.

It's time the devil had his due."

This book sounds super interesting and I'm looking forward to diving in. I'll be back with my thoughts once I'm through, of course, and with my pick for the next task I take on for the Challenge.

Do you have any suggestions for me regarding any of the other tasks, or even my personal reading goal of reading books in Spanish? Let me know in the comments, or via social media!