2023 Reading Challenge

Massachusetts Center for the Book has a fun, unique reading challenge to take on in 2023!

Here is how the challenge works:

  • Sign up using this form.
  • Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge, see below for this month’s suggestions.
  • After you read, fill out this form to tell us about the book.
  • That’s it!
    • If you read at least one book, you will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book.
    • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies.

September: Read a Book by an Author with the Same First or Last Name as you!

Educated : A Memoir by Westover, Tara
Good Grief : Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again by Caputo, Theresa
The Mitford Affair : A Novel by Benedict, Marie
A Family Affair : A Novel by Carr, Robyn
Switchboard Soldiers : A Novel by Chiaverini, Jennifer
Lemon Curd Killer by Childs, Laura
The Last Romantics : A Novel by Conklin, Tara
The Last Thing He Told Me : A Novel by Dave, Laura
The Maltese Iguana : A Novel by Dorsey, Tim
Naked Came the Florida Man by Dorsey, Tim
Storm Rising by Driscoll, Sara
The Counselors by Goodman, Jessica
X by Grafton, Sue
The Rabbit Hutch : A Novel by Gunty, Tess
The Nightingale by Hannah, Kristin
A Bad Day for Sunshine by Jones, Darynda
The Other Woman by Jones, Sandie
An American Marriage by Jones, Tayari
The Friendship List A Novel by Mallery, Susan
The Fire by Night by Messineo, Teresa
The War Widow : A Novel by Moss, Tara
The Marriage Portrait : A Novel by O
Subtle Bodies by Rush, Norman
Seating Arrangements by Shipstead, Maggie
The Summer Place : A Novel by Weiner, Jennifer
The Fourth Child : A Novel by Winter, Jessica
Small World : A Novel by Zigman, Laura
The Library Book by Orlean, Susan
Nomadland : Surviving America In the Twenty-First Century by Bruder, Jessica
The Brothers Bulger : How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for A Quarter Century by Carr, Howie
Race Against Time : A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era by Mitchell, Jerry
Rising : Dispatches From the New American Shore by Rush, Elizabeth A
Marie Kondo
Lost In Shangri-La : A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Zuckoff, Mitchell
The Brilliant Disaster : Jfk, Castro, and America
The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland by Defede, Jim
The Quickening : Creation and Community At the Ends of the Earth by Rush, Elizabeth A
The Lightning Thief by Riordan, Rick
Lady Clementine by Benedict, Marie
I Know A Secret. by Gerritsen, Tess
Outlawed : A Novel by North, Anna
Every Last One : A Novel by Quindlen, Anna
Graceling by Cashore, Kristin
Black Ball : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation That Saved the Soul of the Nba by Runstedtler, Theresa