Have you ever done a READING CHALLENGE?
Goodreads is one place you can set a goal of how many books you will read in 2019. You can keep track of the books you read on their website.
Another reading challenge is to read 1 book each month in different genres and categories — like this one from author Carla Laureano. I’m going to try this challenge (#carlasreadingchallenge2019) as part of my Goodreads challenge for 2019.
Here are the categories for her 1 book/month reading challenge, and I’ll update the list below with the titles I read for this challenge.
- JANUARY – Read a children’s book.
- This will be easy! I’m a school librarian. I’ll definitely be reading more than that one, though, since my book clubs at school are getting ready for new books this month!
- I read & reviewed The Alcatraz Escape by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman.
- I also read Ruby Goldberg’s Bright Ideas by Anne Humphrey, and Jada Jones Sleepover Scientist by Kelly Starling Lyons.
- FEBRUARY – Read a book that you already own.
- Again, easy. Just have to pick one of the titles on my nightstand!
- OK, I just read & reviewed Courtney Walsh’s book, Things Left Unsaid — it was published in Oct. 2018, but I only now got around to reading and reviewing it.
- Next on my list, A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden, also published last year (2018). Now to read the new release in that series: A Desperate Hope.
- I also read Imagine: The Fall of Jericho (Imagine, book 3) by Matt Koceich (a children’s book), and Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (last year’s Newbery winner, 2018, also a children’s book).
- MARCH – Read a book written in a historical time period.
- Easy! Just finished reviewing Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill, as well as A Return of Devotion (Haven Manor, #2) by Kristi Hunter, and A Desperate Hope (Empire State, #3), by Elizabeth Camden.
- Finished reading: The Governess of Penwythe Hall (Cornwall, #1) by Sarah E. Ladd, and A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, by Carolyn Miller — and I’ll review them in the coming weeks.
- APRIL – Read a book written by someone of a different faith.
- I will probably read I Am Malala by M. Yousafzai OR The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, and a Jew by S. Oliver, P. Warner, and Ranya Tabari Idliby — maybe I’ll read both!
- And I’ll be busy with Spring Break I’m a teacher), finishing reviews I promised, and planning the end of the school year activities.
- MAY – Read a book written before 1969.
- Possibly read Sounder by William Armstrong, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
- School ends in May, so I’ll be busy with that.
- JUNE – Read a book released this year.
- Easy! Probably one of the new titles from the spring.
- JULY – Read a book you chose solely for the cover.
- Probably No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky.
- AUGUST – Read a book you chose solely for the title.
- SEPTEMBER – Read a book with an illustrated cover.
- Maybe The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Blyer Yount, if I don’t read it before the fall.
- OCTOBER – Read a bestseller that you’ve avoided or missed.
- Probably one of the Christy or Carol Award winners.
- NOVEMBER – Read a book set in a country other than your own.
- DECEMBER – Read a book that takes place during a holiday.
Want to join me in a reading challenge? Go to Goodreads, use the monthly list above, or come up with your own!
Whatever you choose, enjoy more reading this year . . . I certainly plan to do so!