Reading challenges are both internal and external nudges that push us toward goals, toward the need and desire to complete something, in this case reading.
The Library of Congress Reading Challenge https://blogs.loc.gov/national-book-festival/2020/08/take-on-our-challenge-read-across-the-library/ is designed for children, for those being schooled at home, home schooled, and those in the classroom. Of course, adults can take advantage of the challenge and read by themselves or with a little one (or not so little one) by their side.
Just recently, I decided to challenge myself to participate in a read-along. In this instance, it is the biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/395848.Alexander_Hamilton.
It's a huge book, a door stopper of a biography with tons of history thrown in. The goal of the read-along was thirteen pages a day. That's a small bite of book, of reading each day. And now, with three days to go, I'm right on time, on the mark to finish and to have learned more than I ever wanted to know about one of our most influential founding fathers.
Reading challenges serve as a means to an end. They challenge us to try new books, to read on a new topic, to learn about the world around us.
Try the Library of Congress reading challenge. See where the books take you this fall.