[CLOSED] Join Our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge!

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

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One of the silver linings of the past year in lockdown is that we were able to cross quite a few books off of our TBR lists. But even though we're looking forward to dinners out and spending time with friends, one of the things we don't want to give up from quarantine is our reading goals. 

Our solution? Join the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge and just keep reading new books! 

This summer, we're challenging you to read six books between now and September. 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 you can double your chances to win by signing up for The Reader newsletter, too.

Note: This giveaway is now closed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Summer Reading Challenge? 

June 1 – September 3, 2021. 

How many books am I expected to read?

The official challenge is to read six books throughout the summer, but you can also set your own goals! Follow our reading prompts to help you complete the challenge. 

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: all the books we've recommended for each of the prompts. That's more than 50 books! See official rules here

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