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.

May: Non-Fiction Subjects (Read Something New to You!)

Just Pursuit : A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness by Coates, Laura Gayle
Empress of the Nile : the Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples From Destruction by Olson, Lynne
Minor Feelings : An Asian American Reckoning by Hong, Cathy Park
Never Caught : the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Autism In Heels : the Untold Story of A Female Life On the Spectrum by O'Toole, Jennifer Cook
She Came to Slay : the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Ida B. the Queen : the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Duster, Michelle
Generations : and What They Mean for America's Future by Twenge, Jean M
Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You by Reynolds, Jason
I Am Ace : Advice On Living Your Best Asexual Life by Daigle-Orians, Cody
When Brooklyn Was Queer by Ryan, Hugh
The Transmasculine Guide to Physical Transition : for Trans, Nonbinary, and Other Masculine Folks by Buch, Sage
The Radium Girls : the Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Moore, Kate
Follow Me to Hell : McNelly's Texas Rangers and the Rise of Frontier Justice by Clavin, Tom
Charlie Chan : the Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous With American History by Huang, Yunte
Headstrong : 52 Women Who Changed Science-- and the World by Swaby, Rachel
Hidden Figures : the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Shetterly, Margot Lee
Mycocultural Revolution : Transforming Our World With Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi by McCoy, Peter
Entangled Life : How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Sheldrake, Merlin
The Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, How They Communicate : Discoveries From A Secret World by Wohlleben, Peter
Unmasking Autism : Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity by Price, Devon
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Lepore, Jill
The Wager : A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by Grann, David
Driving the Green Book : A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance by Hall, Alvin D
They Called Us Enemy by Takei, George
The Daughters of Kobani : A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice by Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
The Radium Girls : the Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Moore, Kate (writer and Editor)
Gender : Your Guide : A Gender-Friendly Primer On What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do In the New Gender Culture by Airton, Lee
Barracoon : the Story of the Last "black Cargo" by Hurston, Zora Neale
Trans Medicine : the Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender by Shuster, Stef M
Neurotribes : the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Silberman, Steve
Infamy : the Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment In World War II by Reeves, Richard
Japanese American Incarceration : the Camps and Coerced Labor During World War II by Hinnershitz, Stephanie
Lost Kingdom : Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure by Siler, Julia Flynn