2024 Reading Challenge

Massachusetts Center for the Book has a fun, unique reading challenge to take on in 2024!

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.

March: Read a book whose protagonist has a different culture or lifestyle than you!

A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel by Allende, Isabel
Light From Uncommon Stars by Aoki, Ryka
The House of Impossible Beauties by Cassara, Joseph
Dominicana : A Novel by Cruz, Angie
Patsy : A Novel by Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Of Women and Salt by Garcia, Gabriela
The Sweetness of Water by Harris, Nathan
The Other Black Girl : A Novel by Harris, Zakiya Dalila
A River of Stars : A Novel by Hua, Vanessa
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Jaswal, Balli Kaur
The Lowland : A Novel by Lahiri, Jhumpa
Mexican Gothic by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
The Sympathizer : [a Novel] by Nguyen, VIet Thanh
Under the Udala Trees : [a Novel] by Okparanta, Chinelo
A Tale for the Time Being by Ozeki, Ruth L
Detransition, Baby : A Novel by Peters, Torrey
The God of Small Things by Roy, Arundhati
The Island of Sea Women by See, Lisa
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane : A Novel by See, Lisa
Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel by Ward, Jesmyn
The Nickel Boys : A Novel by Whitehead, Colson
Dominicana by Cruz, Angie
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors : A Novel by Dev, Sonali
Homegoing : A Novel by Gyasi, Yaa
Ayesha At Last by Jalaluddin, Uzma
One Last Stop by McQuiston, Casey
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Alvarez, Julia
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Sánchez, Erika L
The Poet X : A Novel by Acevedo, Elizabeth
Cemetery Boys by Thomas, Aiden
Frankly In Love by Yoon, David