An October Reading Challenge

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An October Reading Challenge

Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on October 13, 2021

Though the days are getting shorter, there's still plenty of time to complete a reading challenge this month!

October is a time to welcome in the change of seasons. Cooler weather, colorful foliage, and longer evenings perfect for cozying up with a good book make fall one of our favorite times to get back into reading. As the hustle and bustle of summer fades away and we settle into the routine of a new school year, October was made for storytelling. 

This month also presents lots of opportunity to explore new authors and voices. Hispanic Heritage Month wraps up on October 15, just after the observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 11. And of course there are plenty of tricks and treats to read about for those who celebrate the "spooky season" and Halloween!

For a simple October reading challenge that's easy to adapt to any age, reading level, or genre preference, follow the list below. One book per week, every week this month:

  • Read a book by a Latinx author.
  • Read a nonfiction book about the Native American experience.
  • Read an anthology of scary stories.
  • Read a book set in New England (famous for its fall foliage!).

Good luck! We'll be back next month with a new reading challenge for you. Until then, keep reading!