Reading Challenges are all over the internet, to a ridiculous degree. Here is one of my favorites from Bookish. The Goodreads community has a group dedicated to the 2017 Reading Challenge if you want to completely Nerd Out.
January:Read a book that supports your New Year’s resolution New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. To help you achieve your goals, pick up a book that encourages you to succeed. It can be a self-help title or a novel that inspires you. If you don’t have a resolution for 2017, take this month to read a book you wished you read in 2016 but didn’t have time for.
February:Read a love story Love is in the air. A romance novel would be a perfect fit for this month, but if you want to get creative with your interpretation of a love story, we’ll accept that as well.
March:Read a book published the decade you were born Bonus points if it was published the year you were born.
April:Read a National Book Award winner The list of National Book Award winners spans everything from Sophie’s Choice to Brown Girl Dreaming. There’s definitely a book here that is also on your TBR list.
May:Read a book about mental health The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness and spreading education about mental health. Do your part to learn more by picking up a book that touches on this important topic.
June:Read a book set outside of your home country As summer rolls around, you’re sure to be itching for a trip. Pick a book from your TBR pile that takes you far away from your home country, and immerse yourself in a new place.
July:Read a book about an overlooked figure in history Whether you reach for a biography or a work of historical fiction, take this month to explore a forgotten historical figure.
August:Read a collection of essays or short stories We get it. The sun is out, the days are long, and you want to enjoy the last days of summer. Spend August with a collection that allows you to come and go as you please.
September:Read an entire series We all have them: book series that have been on our shelves for far too long. We suggest aiming to complete a trilogy, but if you want to finally try to read A Song of Ice and Fire from start to almost-finish, more power to you.
October:Read a book that scares you Maybe you’re intimidated by its page count, maybe you worry you won’t like it as much as everyone else, maybe it’s a genuinely frightening tale. Get in the spirit of the season and read a book that scares you.
November:Read a graphic novel or comic book A picture truly is worth a thousand words. Use this month explore a story told through both text and images.
December:Read a book about belief ’Tis the season for religious celebrations. Even if you don’t partake yourself, it’s easy to find a book that explores faith and belief. Perhaps you’ll go for a tale inspired by ancient folklore, perhaps you’ll pick up the Bible—the choice is yours.
Visit Your Public Library and Read (or Listen) for Free! Just a few pages a day can make a big difference. This is your chance to read something you choose and will enjoy. If you need a few ideas, check out TeenReads Ultimate Reading List for 2016 or browse the catalog of your local library.