I am a few days late posting this. I tried to work on this every day for the last week, but having a newborn at home makes completing any small task take forever. In order to stay honest about my reading goals, I invite all of you to join me in the Judging More Than Just the Cover 2020 Reading Challenge. Each month, we have a category to follow.
Pick at least one book that falls into that category. I’ll let you know what book I chose and give a few other suggestions.
Once you pick your book, make sure to tag me on social media and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge. I’ll share my favorites! At the end of the year, I’ll have lots of giveaways. I’ll pick winners based on who completed all 12 months of challenges!
A little behind? That's okay!
Here’s the 2020 Reading Challenge:
January: A book with a strong female protagonist.
February: A book about nontraditional love.
March: A book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn’t.
April: An #OwnVoices character different than you.
May: A book that takes place in the state you live.
June: A book in your favorite genre.
July: A book in your least favorite genre.
August: A book that takes place near the beach.
September: A book you loved as a child.
October: A modern ghost story.
November: A book about a dysfunctional family.
December: A book that takes place in a snow storm.
March Book Ideas: A book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn't.
This month’s category is a book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn't. This may vary a little depending on what school you went to and what classes you took. Maybe it's just me, but there is something about having a required book to read that makes me not want to read it. I have found that going back and actually reading books I actively avoided growing up [or just read the Cliff Notes version. Is that even a thing any more?] I actually saw the value in (most) of them. So here is my quest to (re)read these "classics". Join me!
Maybe it is a book your peers had to read in a different English class that you always wanted to read. Maybe you read it but didn't quite understand it at the time. Maybe you skimmed it or got away with not reading it at all. Now is your chance!
Here are some of my recommendations for March:
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien
Since I have already read all of those, I will be reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
So let me know which book you are choosing for March! And remember to tag me @judgingmorethanjustthecover and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge.