Want to have some fun with your summer reading? Join the best Summer Reading Challenge and read through the rainbow this summer!
As you probably know, Booklist Queen’s annual Reading Challenge has become something of a tradition. With 52 prompts, it’s not for the faint of heart, though I always encourage readers to modify the challenge to better fit their reading lives.
Although I love the 2023 Reading Challenge, I wanted to also offer something a little less intense and a little more fun. Enter the Booklist Queen Summer Reading Challenge.
This summer, let’s try to read the rainbow. That’s right, I want you to read books in all different colors. You’ve got your standard ROYGBIV – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. And just for fun, I decided to throw in black and white, too.
The best part of the reading challenge! It’s not limited to adults. You can do it with your kids, your grandkids, or your book club. The sky’s the limit!
I’ve included graphics for the various social media platforms. Be sure to tag me @booklistqueen or use the hashtag #blqsummerreadingchallenge when posting. And, exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, I also have a printable pdf version to hang on your fridge.
So have fun reading the rainbow this summer … and every other summer, because this summer reading challenge will never go out of fashion!
Summer Reading Challenge
Read the Rainbow with Booklist Queen. Choose books with covers in the following colors:
Okay, I know you want to know the rules, but I’m not very strict when it comes to challenges. However, since I get a million questions every year, here are some guidelines.
Objective: Read one book in each color
Dates: Memorial Day – Labor Day
Prize: A little bit of pride and a sense of accomplishment
Honestly, the Summer Reading Challenge is meant to be much more chill and just a fun little side project. I like that you can incorporate it with the larger 2023 Reading Challenge, but you don’t have to.
My advice: take it and have fun with it. If it’s not fun, then it’s not worth your time!
Read the Rainbow: Social Media Graphics
Want to easily drag and drop book covers into these awesome graphics? Join the Booklist Queen newsletter to get access to free Canva templates.
Sharing on Social Media? Use the hashtag #blqsummerreadingchallenge or tag @booklistqueen
Printable Summer Reading Challenge
While the social media graphics are great for Instagram and Facebook, it’s always nice to have a printable for your fridge.
That’s why, exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, I’ve created an awesome printable handout for the Summer Reading Challenge.
Plus, subscribers also get the social media graphics as Canva templates, so you can just drag and drop book covers into the graphic and you are ready to go.
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Join the Community
While I would love it if you followed me on social media (@booklistqueen) or joined the newsletter, if you really want to chat with other book lovers, you should join my Facebook Group.
The Booklist Queen Reading Challenge Group is about more than just the reading challenge. It’s a way for readers to connect with like-minded souls to chat about books to their hearts’ content.
Also, I added the Summer Reading Challenge on Storygraph for those of you who love to track your progress.
Have fun reading this summer! Be sure to let me know what books you pick for the Summer Reading Challenge.
The Summer Reading Challenge: Are You In?
What do you think? Are you going to read the rainbow this summer? As always, let me know in the comments!
More Summer Reading Lists:
I just signed up for the challenge on StoryGraph. I sometimes need inspiration, and it’s an easy way to see what other readers have read for a prompt.
Here’s to a great summer!
I love this! I’m totally doing it.