Reshelving Alexandria's Annual Reading Challenges 2024
It's all here! Directions and printable challenge sheets.
Welcome to Our 2024 Global Reading Adventure!
Embark with us on a literary expedition that invites you to explore the rich tapestry of stories from around the world. Our 2024 reading challenge is a celebration of international voices, cultures, and narratives.
In this literary journey, we invite you to traverse diverse landscapes, discover new perspectives, and connect with characters whose stories unfold against the backdrop of different continents.
Whether you're a seasoned reader or just beginning your literary exploration, join us as we embrace the universal language of storytelling. This year, let the pages of your books carry you on a global odyssey, where the only limit is your imagination!
Buckle up, bibliophiles, as we embark on a reading adventure that knows no boundaries!
Full Printable Sets:
12/30 Update: For those who would like to color as they read, here’s a printable world map! Let’s see how much of the world we can cover this year!
The Challenges (click on any image to expand):
First up is our Basic Reading Challenge. This 12 book challenge is perfect for those who don’t have much time to read or for those reading a few tomes and needing a balanced load.
Have you taken time off from reading for some reason (mom brain, school, illness, etc.) and want something structured to help you get back into the swing of things? This is the challenge for you!
Our 52 Book Reading Challenge is for readers who want to go all in! It takes the 12 categories from our Basic Reading Challenge and adds 40 more titles!
This is not just for adults! We’ve had kids as young as 5 finish this challenge. If you are an adult, considering more than the 12 but finds the idea of 52 books absolutely overwhelming, we recommend doing a mix of adult and kids books. Even picture books will stretch you in ways you may not expect. Give it a go! We believe in you! The goal is to read more and more broadly, however that looks for you. Click on the images below for a large view.
Our Family Reading Challenge is one of my favorites! Gather the family around and share a story! These can be read-alouds around a fire or audiobooks on a long car ride. The goal is to add stories to your shared family vernacular to build closeness with the people you love most in the world and a firm foundation of hope and truth for the trials and hardships of life that lie ahead.
Are you a college student with roommates? See if they want to do read-alouds with you! Their answer might surprise you.
Our 13 book Teen Reading Challenge is for our not yet adult readers. It’s a judgement call for each individual where the line between the Kids’ Reading Challenge and the Teen Reading Challenge falls. We will leave that call entirely up to you and your readers!
Are you an adult who wants to do the teen challenge as as a midline between the 12 and 52 adult challenges? Or as a bonus summer challenge? Have fun! We can’t wait to see what titles you pick!
Our Kids’ Reading Challenge is a dozen categories for kids and kids at heart! Our categories this year should be both fun and stretching!
Ambre is so looking forward to hearing reviews from kids on their favorite reads and what they’ve learned!
Our Daily Reading Tracker is for everyone wanting a visual of how many days they’re reading in a year. It can be so fun to try not to miss a day even if it’s just five minutes! It can also be so encouraging to look back on at the end of the year to see how many days were graced with time in a book or to take assessment midway through the year and make some course corrections! Hold onto your kids trackers and they can see how each year compares!
As always, we will be doing individual posts for each category in our FB group over the next two weeks. If you need some inspiration or are excited to make a recommendation- that’s the space for you!
Also, be sure to check out our free literary catalogue for pre-read recommendations as well!