The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge

The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge

Writers Write is a writing and reading resource. In this post, we give you a book reading challenge for the year ahead.

Are you looking for a fun way to set yourself a reading goal for the year ahead? I have compiled a list of 26 ways for you to choose books to read. This gives you a challenge of reading two books every month.

The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge


  1. A book where the main character is from a completely different culture to yours.
  2. A book recommended by a librarian.
  3. A bestseller from a genre you’ve never read.
  4. A book that was published in 1999.
  5. A book that was published more than 100 years ago.
  6. Your favourite childhood book.
  7. A book with a character’s name as a title.
  8. A book recommended by your mother/sister/daughter.
  9. A book recommended by your father/brother/son.
  10. A book with a protagonist who shares your first name.
  11. A book that was adapted into a television series.
  12. A novel with a month or day of the week in the title.
  13. A book about books.
  14. A memoir recommended by somebody whose opinion you respect.
  15. A book set in summer (to be read in summer).
  16. A book set in winter (to be read in winter).
  17. A book with a colour in the title.
  18. A book with a non-human protagonist.
  19. A book with a teacher as the protagonist.
  20. A book set in two time periods.
  21. A book that is being adapted for film.
  22. A book set around a holiday.
  23. A book that won a literary prize last year.
  24. A novel that is based on a true story.
  25. A book that has been translated from another language.
  26. A graphic novel.

If you’re looking for another challenge, click here: The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge – 2

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 29th December 2017