Some schools try to expand reading horizons by encouraging children to “read around the library” by reading books from a required list of genres. Chapter One Bookstore in Hamilton, MT, challenges grown-ups to push past their comfort zone with the Chapter One Reading Challenge. It’s not too late to start.
We challenge you to read dangerously (off your normal path) in 2015! The risks are high, but the benefits will last a lifetime.
One book may cover several challenges, unless of course you choose the Ultimate Challenge of fulfilling each with a separate book… (yes, that was a gauntlet thrown)
All of us here at Chapter One will be on the journey with you, so please check in with progress reports and strategies. For facebook members, we have a group: Chapter One Reading Challenge 2015. Share what you’re reading!
= A book 500 pages or longer
= A book with a number in the title
= A book written by a woman
= A book by someone younger than 30
= A book of short stories
= A book set in the future
= A book set in a foreign country
= A book of non-fiction
= A book recommended by a friend
= A book at the bottom of your “to read” pile
= A book 100 years old or older
= A book you chose for the cover
= A book you should have read in H.S. (but never did)
= A book published the year of your birth
= A graphic novel
= A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to go
= A book in translation
= A play
= A banned book (check out ala.org for a list)
= A book by an author you’ve never read before
= A book of poetry
= A book about math or science
= A book written for children or teens
= A book by Jane Austen or Albert Camus
= A Montana book
What do you think? Are you naturally omnivorous as a reader? Have you ever done a reading challenge like this? Have you made any headway? What do you suggest they put on the 2016 list?