Want your own set of book challenges this summer? Here is a good list from Reading Writers which we have modified slightly.
1. A book in an unfamiliar genre (read outside your comfort zone)
2. A book that is part of a series
3. A book that your friend or wider society has been raving about
4. A book that ‘could’ ...... (open to your interpretation)
5. A book from Modern Library's 100 Best Novels List
6. A book that reminds you of your childhood
7. A banned or contested book
8. A book you judged by the cover
9. Optional: A book turned into a movie
10. Optional: Free choice
Although children have to follow a particular sequence, you can choose to do adult challenges in any order. Growing up does bring privilege.
Note: you can find other challenge lists online, for example you could read a book from each decade of the 20th century (or 19th, or whatever 10 decade span you want). We just happened to like the Reading Writers' list, which has some similarities to the ones we create each year for children. And certainly the same purpose.
Literacy, not just for kids anymore.Posted by library at June 7, 2012 04:13 PM