Join our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge!

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

summer reading challenge 2024

Summer always seems like the perfect time to get a ton of reading done—whether you're laying on the beach or by the pool, looking for something to do on your summer Fridays, or need a way to pass the time on a road trip, crossing another book off your TBR list is always a great idea!

But at the same time, it's easy to let your reading goals lapse, and just while away the hours on your phone instead.

Our solution? Join the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge and commit to reading a new book every week! 

This summer, we're challenging you to read eight books between now and September. Everyone picks their own books based on the themes we select, and sharing your recommendations and reviews on our Facebook group is highly encouraged. 

Plus, one lucky winner will receive a grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite, plus an assortment of ebooks to start your e-library! And you can double your chances to win by signing up for The Reader newsletter, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Summer Reading Challenge? 

July 8 – September 2, 2024. 

How many books am I expected to read?

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

Week 1: Crack the Case With a Mystery Novel

Week 2: Relax With a Breezy Beach Read

Weeks 3-8: TBA! Check back on Monday, July 22 to see what the next prompts will be.

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: a brand new Kindle Paperwhite, and an assortment of ebooks to read on it! See official rules here