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September Reading Challenge for 2024

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Louisa

September is coming and with that it means the kids go back to school, summer is over and we need to start taking out our jackets for Autumn.

If you’ve had a busy summer and you’re ready to get back into your reading habits, but not sure how to get out of the slump; don’t worry. This September reading challenge is the perfect place to start.

Let’s take a look…

What’s a Reading Challenge?

A reading challenge is a great way to get back into a love of reading after hitting a wall or a slump. Sometimes life can get busy, and sometimes we just don’t feel like reading. That’s totally cool, we all get like that sometimes.

If you’re someone who wants to get back into reading, or perhaps you’re just looking for something inspiring to help you figure out what to read next, a reading challenge is the way to go.

A reading challenge is a list of simple, easy to do reading tasks designed to motivate and inspire book lovers. That’s it! It’s not rocket science and it’s not challenging either (well, it’s not meant to be).

Sometimes we take a reading challenge just to feel a sense of accomplishment. But, what’s important when you undertake a reading challenge is that you reward yourself for your hard work.

Reading is meant to be fun, so why not kick it up a notch with a reading challenge?

September Reading Challenge

Below you’ll find our reading challenge for September. We’ve come up with 10 simple reading tasks that you can complete within the month of September.

We know that some book lovers are speedy readers, whereas others take their time. So the purpose of these reading challenges is not to devour as many books as possible, it’s more to get you reading in different ways and even share your love of reading.

You’ll find that each task is something short and easily achievable, you can also decide when you want to do each task, as we know that we don’t have an hour a day to set aside.

You can save this reading challenge as a picture if you’d like to print it off at home.

Make sure you tick off each task after you’ve done them, and set yourself a reward for completing the challenge!

Recommendations for The September Reading Challenge

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

Mystery Books We’re Loving

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

  1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  2. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  3. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  5. The Guestlist by Lucy Foley
  6. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  7. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  8. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

For more inspiration, check out the following guides:

Books with a Number in the Title

If you’re looking for a book with a number in the title, these are some of our favourites…

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  6. Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
  7. The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  9. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

FAQs About The September Reading Challenge

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

Final Word on September Reading Challenge

So this is our September 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!

And if you liked this post and want to share it with your friends, don’t forget to click the image and save it on Pinterest!

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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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