[CLOSED] Enter Our Fall 2022 Reading Challenge!

Join the Early Bird Books community and get the most out of your fall reading.

fall reading challenge

As summer turns to fall, all we want to do is curl up under a blanket with a good book. But all too often, our reading goals get pushed to the side in favor of channel surfing, scrolling on social media, or the million other things on our to-do lists.

Our solution? Join the Fall 2022 Reading Challenge and make reading a priority! 

This fall, we're challenging you to read eight books between now and December. Everyone picks their own books based on the themes we select. Sharing your recommendations and reviews is highly encouraged. 

Plus, one lucky winner will receive a grand prize of more than 50 books from our partners, and five runner ups will each receive 6 books! And you can double your chances to win by signing up for The Reader newsletter, too.

Note: This challenge is now closed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Fall Reading Challenge? 

October 5 – December 7, 2022. 

How many books am I expected to read?

The official challenge is to read eight books that fit the prompts below, but you can also set your own goals:

A Forward-Thinking Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel
A Novel From a Female Writer
A Historical Fiction Book About a Strong Woman
A Work of Fiction From Around the World
A Ravishing Romance Novel
A Mystery Set in New York City
A Spine-Tingling Thriller
A Military Memoir

You can also download our reading prompts and print them out!

How do I stay on track?

When you sign up for the challenge, we'll send you an email every other week to keep you on pace to finish—and give you book recommendations! 

How do I find other reading challenge members?

Join our private Facebook group to share your book recommendations and reviews, and to connect with other book lovers.

Not sure which books to pick? 

We've put together book recommendations for each of our reading prompts. Click through to see our suggestions! 

Is there a prize for completing the challenge?

Every person who signs up for the reading challenge will be entered to win the grand prize of more than 50 books! 

Five runner up winners will each receive six books.

See official rules here

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