Action & Momentum, Recommended Reading

The 2018 Reading Challenge Is Here!

December 22, 2017
Are you ready for the 2018 reading challenge? Click to up your reading game and join the 26-book or 52-book challenge >

Last year’s reading challenge was far more popular than I realised it would be! I’ve loved hearing from people throughout the year via email about what they’re reading and how much they’ve enjoyed the challenge. Thanks also to those of you who have shared your reading choices on Instagram and Facebook. It’s been so fun seeing your books and progress!

The reading challenge is back this year, with a few minor adjustments for 2018. Like last year, I’m sharing a a 26-book version, which evens out at a book once every two weeks, as well as a 56-book version, which is the equivalent of a book a week. If you’re looking for more reading inspiration, this year I’m also sharing a personal growth reading challenge on my other website, Becoming Who You Are.

The 26-book 2018 reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years ago
  4. A book published in the last year
  5. A non-fiction book
  6. A book written by a male author
  7. A book written by a female author
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer (think Paul Kalathani or Richard Branson)
  9. A book that became/is becoming a film
  10. A book published in the 20th Century
  11. A book set in your hometown/region
  12. A book with someone’s name in the title
  13. A book with a number in the title
  14. A book with a character with your first name
  15. A book someone else recommended to you
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with a one-word title
  20. A book translated from another language
  21. A book that will improve a specific area of your life
  22. A memoir or journal
  23. A book written by someone from another country
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year
  25. An award-winning book
  26. A self-published book

Are you ready for the 2018 reading challenge? Click to up your reading game and join the 26-book or 52-book challenge >

The 52-book 2018 reading challenge

  1. A book you read in school
  2. A book from your childhood
  3. A book published over 100 years ago
  4. A book published in the last year
  5. A non-fiction book
  6. A book written by a male author
  7. A book written by a female author
  8. A book by someone who isn’t a writer
  9. A book that became/is becoming a film
  10. A book published in the 20th Century
  11. A book set in your hometown/region
  12. A book with a name in the title
  13. A book with a number in the title
  14. A book based on a true story
  15. A book someone else recommended
  16. A book with over 500 pages
  17. A book you can finish in a day
  18. A previously banned book
  19. A book with a one-word title
  20. A book translated from another language
  21. A personal growth book
  22. A memoir or journal
  23. A book by someone from another country
  24. A book set somewhere you’ll visit this year
  25. An award-winning book
  26. A book you were supposed to read in school but haven’t yet
  27. A book with a character with your first name
  28. A book with a place in the title
  29. A book set in the future
  30. A play
  31. A scary book
  32. A funny book
  33. A book of short stories
  34. A trilogy or series
  35. A bestseller
  36. A book you own but haven’t read yet
  37. A book about philosophy
  38. An epic poem
  39. A Victorian novel
  40. A book of poetry
  41. A book with a colour in the title
  42. A book with an appealing cover
  43. A book about psychology
  44. A book about science
  45. A graphic novel
  46. A self-published book
  47. A young adult book
  48. A book from another country
  49. A book of non-fiction essays
  50. A book by an author you haven’t read before
  51. A book set in a country you’ve never been to
  52. A book set in the place you live today

Are you ready for the 2018 reading challenge? Click to up your reading game and join the 26-book or 52-book challenge >

As I wrote in last year’s post, the idea behind these challenges is to encourage myself to read books I might usually overlook or wouldn’t otherwise consider. It’s also a great way to kickstart your reading habit and rekindle your love of the written word. And, as a reminder, if you fancy tackling something more niche and improving different aspects of your life in the process, you can find my personal growth reading challenge here.

Are you going to do one of the reading challenges this year? Leave a comment sharing your challenge of choice! 

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