Up for a challenge?

Are you catching up on your reading this summer? If so, you may want to participate in one of the many summer reading challenges popping up all over the web.

As you know, I am participating in the 4th Annual #bookaday Summer Reading Challenge. I am also participating in my public library’s summer reading program/challenge for adults. You choose your challenge, so I chose the #bookaday challenge, of course.

Other challenges I have discovered through my Twitter feed and via Facebook are:

1. Level Up Book Club – This one is “hosted” by school library super heroes, Jennifer LaGarde and Matthew Winner. Basically, they have turned summer reading into a game. Here is their welcome letter:

Welcome to the Level Up Book Club, a home turf for open discussions on the gamification of schools and school-based instruction. Join us by reading the current monthly selection and participating in posts and challenges.

2. #summerthrowdown – This looks really fun and is something I can do along with the #bookaday challenge, so I am totally in! Team Librarian, duh! (even though I’m almost tempted to be on Team Teacher, since I had the dreaded “I know you aren’t a teacher, but it’s easier to put that on this form.” Ummm…teacher works, thanks. I AM ONE. Click the link to read the rules and join us!

3. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – this one is for kids, but some of you may have little people at your house, so check it out!

Actually, most of the following are for parents and kids to do together. Anyone know of a reading challenge you can do with your dogs? 😉

4. No Time for Flashcards Summer Reading Challenge – Another one for kids, but it is for parents and kids to do TOGETHER. Click the link for directions. It started at the beginning of June, but you may still be able to join. Fun!

5. Delightful Children’s Books Summer Reading Challenge – This one is also for kids and their parents. It focuses more on reading activities than the number of books you read or the time you spend reading. Each week, a new challenge is posted. For example, Week 1 was, “go to the library!” Love it!

6. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program – Kids can earn a free book by reading!

7. Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge – Read books from their suggested reading list and earn prizes!

8. Summer Reading with BOOK IT! – Kids can read 5 books and be entered in a contest for a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Prize Pack. Cool!

I’m sure there are others out there…what is YOUR summer reading challenge?




About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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