Friday, September 11, 2015

Personal Fall Reading Challenge

Happy (almost) Fall! Hey, it's September and school has started for pretty much everyone (if you're that lucky--yes, lucky because I love school). Taking a look at my happily crowded bookshelves the other day, I realized I needed to take action. I'm cut off from the library (except audio books).

I freely admit, I stole this idea from my writer friend and fellow Pitch Wars mentor Valerie Cole, who created her own summer reading challenge to read books off her own shelves. I've amassed a number of books from conferences, book events, and trips to the bookstore. I really don't want to be that person who hoards books she doesn't read.

Here's my list of book categories to read through the end of 2015!

My Personal Fall Reading Challenge 

  • A book you really want to read
  • Something short
  • Something new
  • A book you've had for a long time
  • Finish a series
  • A friend-recommended book
  • A non-fiction title
  • A book by an author I know or have met
  • An e-book
  • A book by an author I've been meaning to try
  • A book by a favorite author
  • A book by a celebrity or public figure 
  • A holiday or seasonal book
Feel free to use this list or a variation for your own reading challenge. Let me know if you do and link your post here!


  1. Hi Stephanie. I saw "reading challenge" in your title and had to check it out. I have a list but it's made up library books that I vowed not to renew. Here's my post about that. :)

  2. Oh and do you have the list of titles that you picked from your stash?

    1. I don't yet--I'll probably determine those as I go and post some updates.

  3. I like the idea of a reading challenge. This might be something I try after NaNo when I'm not drowning in words of my own making. Good luck on this!

  4. This is such a good idea, Stephanie! My TBR shelf has now spilled over to a second row, and I think I need to set some goals for the rest of 2016 to get some of those read. Thanks for the inspiration, and good luck with your challenge!


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