Reading Challenge of Awesomeness! This year, you are being challenged to read at least TEN books! You may think that's a lot. A TON. AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT! But, in reality, it's not. It's very feasible. And you CAN do it. One book at a time. Twenty minutes a day. You develop a routine, and it all adds up! Why should I read?? A good book...can change us. ...reading stories can actually improve your social skills by helping you better understand other human beings. The process of entering imagined worlds of fiction builds empathy and improves your ability to take another person's point of view. It can even change your personality. ...as we read fiction, we also learn more about ourselves, others, and how we might relate to one another. Reading great literature enlarges and improves us as human beings.
But what should I read next?? Here are some links to get you started:
If you are an avid reader, share the book that inspires your passion! Don't be selfish, share.
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Ravenous Readers - Challenge Yourself
You are already a ravenous reader? How do you keep reading engaging and fresh? By setting a challenge for yourself! Here are a few challenges - see which one will suit you this year, or come up with a new one for yourself to share with us.
100 Reading Resolutions - Checklist from Scholastic 2017 Reading Challenge - Checklist of 50 TYPES of Books Reading Bingo - Want something a tad bit smaller? 24 Ideas here... The Nerdbery Challenge - Read the Newbery Award winning books. Book-A-Week Challenge - Read a book every week (can be picture books, blog posts, etc...). Book Gap Challenge - What are your book gaps? What don't you read, and why? Figure out your gap, and set a challenge for yourself to fill that gap. Geography Challenge - Choose novels that take place in different countries or provinces. Read novels from at least four different geographic locations. Make a Book Club Challenge - Create a book club, choose a time, choose a book, and read with a club! Share your thoughts, then choose another book. Series Challenge - Find a series of three or more books and read every book in the series. Design Your OWN Challenge! - There are many other challenges out there. On the Internet, there are challenges such as The Rory Gilmore Challenge, the recommended "Must Read in Middle School" lists, The Mighty Girl Website recommended list, Read-Alike lists (the types that are "If you loved ___, then try ___), and many more. If 20 books feels overwhelming, you may simply determine the number of books that you feel you could realistically read in a month/year and make that your challenge.