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30 Day Reading Challenge To Reignite Your Love Of Reading

Last Updated on December 8, 2023 by Louisa

We all fall out of love of reading sometimes and that’s totally fine. Sometimes life gets too busy, the kids are off school, work is stressful and the hours in the day go so quickly that there is simply no time to pick up a book.

But if you’re looking to change all that, kudos to you! Picking up a reading challenge is the perfect way to reignite your love of reading when you’ve been down and out in a reading slump.

In this 30 day reading challenge, we’ve carefully selected 30 reading tasks to complete in your own time over the course of 30 days. These tasks are achievable, fun and perfect for those looking for inspiration.

But first…

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What’s a Reading Challenge?

If you’re not sure what a reading challenge is, it’s basically a series of small, achievable tasks about reading that should be completed in a given time frame.

Each task is easy to accomplish and designed to motivate and inspire you, not overwhelm you.

The tasks can be completed either in chronological order or mixed up to fit with your schedule. A reading challenge should fit around your life and not take up too much of it.

Why do a reading challenge?

There are many reasons why you should do a reading challenge, but the biggest one of all is to get you out of a reading slump and reignite your love of reading.

Sometimes choosing books to read can be overwhelming and so a reading challenge takes that stress away. You can also challenge your friends and make your challenge sociable. You can share how your challenge is going with your friends, or even with our other Epic Book Society members in our private Facebook group:

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It gives you a sense of accomplishment and a goal to work towards. If you’re in a slump or suffering from low mood, it can help boost your motivation and have a positive impact on your emotional health.

30 Day Reading Challenge

This 30 day reading challenge has been designed to fit effortlessly into your lifestyle. You can complete any of the tasks on any day, or complete them in chronological order.

We know that not everyone has money to spend on lots of books, so the purpose of this challenge is not to read a lot of books, but to read more regularly. You can use books you have read before, or buy new books, or sign up to a Kindle Unlimited Subscription – the choice is yours!

Once you have completed a task, simply tick it off the list. You should give yourself a reward for completing the 30 day challenge. You can print this picture below.

Recommendations for 30 Day Reading Challenge

If you need some book suggestions for this 30 day reading challenge, then here are some books we’d suggest looking at. You can also find some of these books and many more romance books on Kindle Unlimited.

Audiobooks We’re Loving

Here are some of the best audio books we’re loving right now…

  1. When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff
  2. Royally Not Ready by Meghan Quinn
  3. The Brighter the Light by Mary Ellen Taylor
  4. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
  5. She’s Up To No Good by Sara Goodman Confino
  6. Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
  7. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  8. The Coldest Case by James Patterson
  9. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  10. Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty

Read more: Books Like Can’t Hurt Me

Classic/Old Books We Love

For those in need of inspiration for old or classic books to read in your 30 day reading challenge, here are some of our favs:

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  3. The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  6. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  10. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

For more inspiration, check out these Books like The Great Gatsby

Books with Teenage Characters

If you’re looking for a book with teenage characters, these are some of our favorites…

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  6. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  7. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  8. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  10. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Want to find more books with teenage characters? Check out these books like The Outsiders, Books Like I Am Number Four, Books like Eleanor and Park, and Books like One of Us is Lying

FAQs About The 30 Day Reading Challenge

Here’s what people usually ask us about the 30 day reading challenge…

Final Word on 30 Day Reading Challenge

So this is our 30 day reading challenge, we hope that you find it as fun and enjoyable as we do! If you’ve decided to take our challenge, make sure to join our Facebook group and share your experience with other book lovers!

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About Louisa Smith

Editor/Founder - Epic Book Society

Louisa is the Founder, Editor, and Head Honcho of Epic Book Society. She was born and raised in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Journalism. Louisa began her writing career at the age of 7 when her poetry was published in an anthology of poems to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Upon graduating university, she spent several years working as a journalist writing about books before transitioning to become a Primary School Teacher. Louisa loves all genres of books, but her favorites are Sci-Fi, Romance, Fantasy, and Young Adult Fiction. Read more Louisa's story here.

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