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!
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.
September Book Ideas: A Book You Loved as Child
With the start of school [virtual or in-person], autumn tends to bring back feelings of nostalgia. Schedules get busier, but we shouldn't forget about books! To make this month's reading challenge easier, pick a book that you already know you love! Re-read one of your favorite books from childhood. Having an adult perspective on children's books can either respark our love for the book, or it can make us wonder why we loved it so much at one time. Either way, hopefully, it will bring some happy memories in these dark and strange days.
This list will look very different depending on your childhood reading tastes and what generation you grew up in. I will provide my top recommendations below. Feel free to pick one of those or pick a book you have been recommended.
Here are some of my recommendations for September:
- Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbitt
- Flipped | Wendelin Van Draanen
- Holes | Louis Schar
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler | E.L. Konigsburg
- Charlotte's Web | E.B. White
- Flying Solo | Ralph Fletcher
- Because of Winn-Dixie | Katie DiCamillo
I will be rereading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
Let me know which book you are choosing for September! And remember to tag me @judgingmorethanjustthecover and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge.