Get out your library cards and your reading glasses – it’s time for the Thoughts From the Back Summer ’11 Reading Challenge!
The rules are simple. Read a book that fulfills each of the ten reading challenge tasks between May 1 and August 31 and you will be victorious. Victorious readers will be rewarded with great personal satisfaction, possible feelings of giddiness and euphoria, and maybe even a prize of some sort. So without further ado:
Summer 2011 Reading Challenge
- Baseball Season. Read a book with the name of a major league baseball team in the title (singular or plural).
- July 14 is Bastille Day. Read a book set in France or written by a French author.
- May, June, July, August. Read a book with one of these words in the title, or having a character or author with one of these names.
- Longest Day of the Year. Read a book with a least 500 pages.
- Summer Blockbusters. Read a book that has been made into a movie.
- May 9 is Lost Sock Memorial Day. Read a book about something that is lost, or has a picture of something commonly lost (ie, sock, key) on the cover.
- June 25 is Log Cabin Day. Read a book set during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln.
- August 10 is National S’mores Day. Read s’more by an author you’ve read before.
- July is National Blueberry Month. Read a book with a blue cover or the word blue in the title.
- Back to school sales tax holiday. Read a book that you didn’t have to pay sales tax to obtain.
Please note that the challenge tasks will be posted on the Reading Challenge page tabbed at the top of this blog for easy reference. 10 books, 4 months… you can do it!
Happy summer reading!