You know those photo challenges that periodically sweep through social media and require you to take and post a different picture every day? Here’s something much better: The Baltimore County Public Library is launching its #BWELLREAD program that includes monthly reading challenges. Think of it as a new year’s resolution for bibliophiles and reluctant readers alike, with hashtags.
Each month, participants choose their reading material based on the following monthly themes:
|January:||Read a book that was made into a movie|
|February:||Read a book written by a person of color|
|March:||Read a book with a one-word title|
|April:||Read a memoir or biography about a person who doesn’t look like you|
|May:||Read a book recommended by a friend|
|June:||Read a book about music|
|July:||Read a book set in a cold climate|
|August:||Read a book that teaches you something new|
|September:||Read a book you’ve always meant to read|
|October:||Read a creepy book|
|November:||Read a book you’ve heard nothing about|
|December:||Read a short story|
Participants then post a photo of themselves with the book they chose and the hashtag #BWELLREAD for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Two posts will be randomly chosen for the prize on the last business day of each month.
Books, prizes, and a resolution we can actually keep. Count us in!