October Reading Challenge: Fall In Love With Reading

Fall in love with reading by joining our October Reading Challenge. Each week, we have a different topic and some book suggestions just for you!

In case you haven’t heard, this year we challenged our readers to read a book a week with us. Currently, we are three-quarters of the way through and pushing on to the finish line.

However, it’s not too late to join us. You don’t have to start from the beginning. Just pick up right here with the October Reading Challenge – the 10th portion of our book list.

We have four categories for you this month, and we hope you find something new to fall in love with.

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October Reading Challenge

1. A Book on Your To-Read List the Longest

Way back in 2012, I joined Goodreads for the first time. Instantly, I fell in love with the popular book tracking app so much so that I can’t imagine life without it.

When I first joined, I spent hours adding books to my account, thrilled to have a convenient way to track my to-read list. In fact, I still have books on my to-read list from that time period.

No book deserves to languish on a to-read list of 7 years. Well, maybe a few do. But most do not. This week, say enough is enough and tackle that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages.


2. Book About Travel

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to visit Indonesia? Or try to live in the Alaskan wild? Or where’s the best place to view the Northern Lights in Norway?

Inspire yourself with some wanderlust by reading a book about travel. Yes, you could pick up a guide-book to prepare for your next family trip to Disneyland. Better still, choose a memoir from someone’s travels and learn about their experience. Then debate if you would ever want to attempt something similar. The world is a large place, and there is plenty to see.

Book Suggestions

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Book cover for The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Wild by Cheryl Strayed


3. A Popular Book You’ve Never Read

You know that book that everyone is talking about, or was a few years back. That one that was made into a super popular movie (that you never saw) and has been all over the news.

Sometimes when a book gets too much hype, it can be a big turnoff. Really, we’ve been burned before by uber popular books. And if the masses like it, can it really be that good?

Now’s the time to find out. Stop making excuses and pick up a popular book you just never got around to reading. Give it a fair shot and see if it deserves the hype or not. At least now you’ll have an informed opinion of it the next time the topic comes up.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Maze Runner by James Dashner


4. True Crime Story

With Halloween this month, the book world is usually all abuzz with horror books. Not me. I was never big into the horror genre. To me, the perfect Halloween book is a true crime story.

Instead of ghosts and goblins, be prepared for haunting tales of murder. Learn all about the crime and the investigation in all its glorious details. Though if you aren’t really into reading about murder, don’t fret. Murder is not the only crime out there. Bank heists, pyramid schemes and arson can be just as interesting to read about.

Book Suggestions

The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

What books will you choose for the October Reading Challenge?

October Reading Challenge 2019 // Read a book a week this year by starting with these categories for your October Reading Challenge

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  • Reply Terra W October 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I can’t believe it’s October already!!!
    1. Book on TBR list the longest -> “The Solitude of Prime Numbers” by Paolo Giordano
    2. Book about Travel -> “Around the World in 80 days” by Jules Verne
    3. Popular Book Never Read -> “Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    4. True Crime Story -> “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton

  • Reply Terra W October 2, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Oops that’s not right …. my pick for week 43 -> a popular book never read—… I Read- A Man called Ove!!! By Frederik Backman (Secret daughter is for November) …. I loved a Man Called Ove!!!

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