A mini reading challenge celebrating the start of summer and the month of June.
Have you been reading along with our monthly reading challenges? Now that May is almost over, it’s time to get planning for your June Reading Challenge.
This mini reading challenge is just a small commitment with only four reading prompts, which is perfect for those who read about a book a week. If four is too much, feel free to shorten this challenge and just choose the prompts that appeal to you.
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June Reading Challenge
Are you ready to mix up your reading and have some fun with your book choices this month? Then, you’ll love this simple June reading challenge.
This mini reading challenge celebrates the beginning of summer and the month of June. We’ll do some armchair traveling as well as celebrating the end of the school year. We’ll keep things light and give you some fun options to take along on your summer travels.
Let’s get started!
A Book About a Road Trip or Voyage
Since June marks the beginning of summer, it’s time to think about a trip! For this reading prompt, we’re going to read a book about a road trip, voyage, or any sort of travel.
There are so many to choose from. You can go with a classic book, a contemporary book, or even a fun memoir.
If you want a classic, you can’t go wrong with the quintessential road trip classic, On the Road by Jack Kerouak. Or you can go on an epic voyage by reading Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.
For a more contemporary option, try One Plus One by JoJo Moyes.
You could also read a travel memoir for this prompt. Some options to choose are Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson.
A book With a Yellow Cover
June is the beginning of summer and when I think of summer, I think of sunshine. And, sunshine makes me think of the color yellow. That’s why this prompt is to read a book with a yellow cover.
This is such a fun prompt because it requires you to think outside of the box. And this is a great prompt to encourage browsing. You can likely find a book in any genre.
Here are some options to get you started.
Try The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Or try Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
Or, if you love to read mysteries, try Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke.
A Middle Grade Classic
For a lot of schools, the last day of school is in June. So, in order to celebrate the start of summer vacation, let’s read a fun middle grade classic. This would be a great prompt to share with your kids!
You can choose a childhood favorite or maybe try a more recent middle grade book that’s now a classic.
Here are some great options.
One of my childhood favorites was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, so I’ve got to include it on this list.
Some other great classics are Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.
If you’re looking for a more contemporary classic, try Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo or Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Summer is exactly the time when I want to set aside thick, meaty reads for light and breezy books. And, nothing fits that better than a fun rom-com. These are the book equivalent to all those romantic comedy movies that are so much fun to watch.
So, let’s hit up the romance shelves for this prompt!
Here are a few suggestions:
I just finished reading Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne and it’s a great fit for this category.
Another fun option is Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibberts.
You can also check out my list of Contemporary Romances You Can’t Put Down for more fun options.
Which books are you going to choose for these prompts?
More Reading Challenges to Check Out
Around the World Reading Challenge
365 Reading Prompts for Your Next Reading Challenge
2021 Uncorked Reading Challenge at The Uncorked Librarian
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