When I was first approached about becoming a contributor over at One Fun Mom, I was asked to think about doing some kind of a book club that would encourage moms to read for fun and talk about it. As you all know, I love talking about books and hearing about what others are reading, but I’ve never been a part of an online book club, so I said I’d think about how it could work and see what I could come up with.
After researching and asking for input from the Booknificent crowd, and then being particularly inspired by Bruce’s Safari KidLit Challenge, I decided to just jump in and host my own readers challenge for the rest of 2014! I’ll be co-hosting it here and over at One Fun Mom along with two friends from there: Sarah at Musings On A Life Lived and Alena at Homemade Creative. This is going to be so much fun, so be on the lookout for our posts monthly! (NOTE: you do NOT have to be a mom to join us!!! All are welcome!)
How It Works:
1. Read at least one book from each category listed below. You can read classics, novels, Christian living books, self-help books, picture books, early chapter books, graphic novels, middle grade books, young adult books, audiobooks, or books from any other category you can come up with! You can read alone or with kids or with friends. The categories listed are intended as a loose guide and creative interpretation will make me very, very happy.
2. Link your reviews and/or progress in the linky list for the month’s theme. Each month, I’ll share about my book of choice for the month’s theme, and then have a linky list for you to share about yours. If you don’t have a blog, you could link to your Goodreads review, a post on facebook or tumblr, or simply tell us about your book in a comment on the post itself.
3. Before you begin, write a comment on this post and let us know you’re going to join!
4. Feel free to grab and display the challenge button and share about the challenge wherever you like!
The categories are:
*February – Reread a favorite book from a time gone by (your childhood, your college days, the first year of marriage, etc.) and share it with someone you love who is in that phase of life.
*March – Read a retelling of a well-known story (Bible story, fairy tale, classic, etc.)
*April – Read a biography of someone you’ve always wanted to know more about.
*May – Read a book that has something to do with motherhood. It can be a book about being a mom or a novel that your mom recommended or anything in between.
*June – Read a book about fatherhood. It only seems fair. 🙂
*July – Read a book written in the year you were born. (If you’re celebrating your 29th birthday again this year, feel free to read a book from 1985!)
*August – In honor of the “dog days of summer,” read a book that has something to do with pets.
*September – While the kids head head back to school, read a book with punctuation in the title.
*October – Read a book with at least one recipe in it and make the recipe. Be creative – lots of different types of books include recipes!
*November – Read a book about or set on the other side of the world from where you are.
*December – Read a book about or one that takes place during a holiday. Extra points for unusual holidays. 🙂
Don’t forget, there will be three other sites besides Mommynificent co-hosting this challenge, so be on the lookout for all our posts every month!
So, are you in?!! I can’t wait to see what you choose for February!