Mass Center for the Book Reading Challenge 2024

How It Works

  1. Sign up at
  2. Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge (we are always happy to give our recommendations!)
  3. After you read, fill out a short form to tell Mass Center for the Book all about it
  4. That's it!
    • Mass Center for the Book will host a year-end party to celebrate participants committed to the challenge
    • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies


  • January: A book you read years ago that you may feel different about now

  • February: A book with a color in the title

  • March: A book whose protagonist has a different culture or lifestyle from you

  • April: A book about nature, the environment, or climate change

  • May: A graphic novel

  • June: A book that inspired a film or television series

  • July: A book by an author born outside of the United States

  • August: A book whose title starts with the same letter as your birthday month

  • September: A debut book by a Massachusetts author

  • October: A book about a time in history you'd like to know more about

  • November: A relaxing, soul-soothing book

  • December: A well-reviewed book in your least favorite genre