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.

January: Books around 100 pages

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer : A Novella by Backman, Fredrik
The Stranger by Camus, Albert
The Stepford Wives; A Novel. by Levin, Ira
Beasts by Oates, Joyce Carol
Elevation by King, Stephen
Between the World and Me by Coates, Ta-Nehisi
84, Charing Cross Road by Hanff, Helene
The Metamorphosis by Kafka, Franz
Animal Farm : A Fairy Story by Orwell, George
Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, John
Welcome to America by Boström Knausgård, Linda
Daisy Miller by James, Henry
At the Bottom of the River by Kincaid, Jamaica
The Factory Witches of Lowell by Malerich, C. S
Finches by Muffaz, A. M
The Hole by Oyamada, Hiroko
Imaginary Museums : Stories by Polek, Nicolette
Kindred Spirits by Rowell, Rainbow
Busted Synapses by Satifka, Erica L
Cleaning the Gold : A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short Story by Slaughter, Karin
Castle Gripsholm by Tucholsky, Kurt
The Ghosts of Sherwood by Vaughn, Carrie
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Vo, Nghi
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Vo, Nghi
Rookfield by White, Gordon B
Nothing But the Night by Williams, John
We Should All Be Feminists by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
The Hill We Climb : An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Gorman, Amanda
City of Incurable Women by Casey, Maud
The Lover by Duras, Marguerite
Galatea : A Short Story by Miller, Madeline
All the Horses of Iceland by Tolmie, Sarah
Bonsai by Zambra, Alejandro
The House On Mango Street by Cisneros, Sandra
The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest