Sock Poppet's 2015 Read-By-the-Month Reading Challenge


I've seen quite a few people saying they have a hard time with yearly challenges and they feel like failures because they are unable to complete them. I know it can be very difficult to keep going when you see a long challenge list staring at you.


So . . . my challenge this year will be delivered monthly. That's right, you won't know what each month's challenge will be until about a week or so before the month starts.


Since people are already starting to plan their challenges and because December can be super busy for many, I will present the first month's challenge now.




1 ~ I will list 4 book prompts each month related to a theme.


2 ~ Choose one prompt and read the book. (For those with more time, choose two or more prompts.)


3 ~ Post a link to your review/post of the book(s) you read in the group.


4 ~ Using books for multiple challenges is perfectly acceptable, but a book can only be used once within this challenge.


5 ~ That's it. Choose a book to read each month in 2015 and you will have completed this challenge!


January's Reading Challenge ~ First Things First


This month you will read:


1 ~ a book with the word "One" or "First" in the title.


2 ~ a book by an author who is new to you.


3 ~ a book that is the first in a series.


4 ~ your first book of the year.


Now see how easy that is. All you have to do is read your very first book of the year and you've completed the January part of this year's challenge.


Or you can push yourself a little and choose one of the other prompts. Or two or three. The decision is yours.