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kp (oaktreeicedtea) | 2 comments Mod
okay hi! some of you said you've been feeling slumped and might like to try some reading prompts and challenges so here is a pretty substantial list. they all have point values and i don't really know what we're doing with the points but if you wanna tally and compare go for it! comment abt challenges you do! try to see how many you can do this summer! idk! it's super informal so do whatever you want but it can be fun to share. that's that okay here's the list:

Prompts and Challenges!
Read a popular or well-known book- 2 pts
Read a book you’ve heard a lot of good things about- 3 pts
Read a book you’ve never heard of before- 4 pts
Read a nonfiction book- 3 pts
Read a graphic novel- 1 pt
Read something recommended to you by a friend/from the Smithie book rec list!- 2 pts
Read a book from your Goodreads to-read shelf- 2 pts
Re-read one of your favorite books- 2 pts
Read one of your best friend’s favorite books- 3 pts
Pick up a book that looks like a fun/light read- 1 pt
Pick out a book from your TBR jar and give it a go- 2 pts
Go to the library and borrow out the first book that looks good- 3 pts
Go to a bookstore and ask for a book recommendation- 5 pts
Read something you need to read for school, university or work- 2 pts
Read a book you’ve been meaning to read- 2 pts
Read a book you’ve been avoiding- 3 pts
Read a book you’ve had lying around unfinished- 2 pts
Read a book by an author you haven’t read before- 1 pt
Finish an entire book in ONE day (24 hours time period- not just before midnight)- 5 pts
Read a book written by a local author- 3 pts
Read outside- 1 pt
Read out loud (read a minimum of one full page!)- 1 pt
Finish a book in a series you’ve not yet completed- 3 pts
Read a book with an LGBTQ+ character #weneeddiversebooks- 4 pts
Read a book written by or focusing on POC #weneeddiversebooks- 4 pts
Read a Classic- 3 pts
Read a book from a genre you don’t usually read- 4 pts
Read a book by an indie or self published author- 3 pts
Share some of your favourite quotes from the books you read-1 pt
Read a book written in your birth year- 4 pts
Re-read a book you loved in elementary school- 4 pts
Read a banned book- 4 pts
Read a book with a friend and discuss as you read- 4 pts
Read a book with an upcoming movie or television adaptation- 3 pts
Read a book originally written in another language- 3 pts
Read a book in a language you aren’t yet fluent in!- 5 points
Read a book that opens your eyes about an important issue- 5 pts


message 2: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jessicaaileen) | 1 comments This sounds so fun!


message 3: by Kara (new)

Kara | 1 comments I’m in the process of reading all of Toni Morrison’s novels rn, (which is a challenge of its own lol) but I really want to do some of these once I’m finished!


message 4: by Jaimie (new)

Jaimie | 2 comments When you finish a book, should you just choose one of the options to count it as? Or can it count for multiple?


message 5: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosa_dambrosio) | 2 comments Challenge: Finish an entire book in one day - 5 pts
Book: Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
Thoughts: Not a good book, but I'm glad I didn't spend more than one day on it. It is very problematic in so many ways (lgbt-shaming, rape culture undertones, heavily molest-y, lots of graphic sex and weird kinks, I could go on....). I understand what this book is trying to do, but the whole thing just made me very uncomfortable and sometimes kind of angry.


message 6: by kp (new)

kp (oaktreeicedtea) | 2 comments Mod
Jaimie wrote: "When you finish a book, should you just choose one of the options to count it as? Or can it count for multiple?"

i think it can count as multiple! however many challenges apply


message 7: by Cora (new)

Cora (leavesthatareblue) | 1 comments i just finished leah on the offbeat and wowwwwwwwwwww i forgot how cathartic it is to read gay ya


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