My Summer Reading Challenge!

I have resolved to undertaking a reading challenge this Summer — it’s a challenge that I have designed myself, and with any luck, will broaden my literary exposure spectrum. If you’d like to participate, I’d love to have a support system and encouragement as I go along.

The challenge is to read 15 books this Summer, an ambitious pace to a lot of folks, myself included. The rules are simple: only one book can satisfy one category. I’m going for diversity and a broad spectrum of books.

So, here’s the categories to be met:

  1. A romance novel
  2. A mystery novel
  3. A sci-fi novel
  4. A book randomly selected by a bookstore clerk or librarian
  5. A book assigned to high schoolers
  6. Any novella
  7. A “classic” book
  8. A book selected by a friend
  9. A book selected by a stranger
  10. A book in a genre that you typically don’t read
  11. A book meant for kids (young adult counts!)
  12. Read a book in one sitting
  13. A book of poems
  14. A book that has been banned from schools or libraries
  15. A book longer than 70,000 words

I’ll let you know how I did on the second week of September! Wish me luck!

I designed this challenge to make myself a more complete reader — there are a lot of times where I feel like I cheated myself out of a lot of reading experience because I was stubborn and didn’t want to go with the flow. Essentially, I’m making up for lost time.

I hope to see you with me!

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