Three girls from my 2018-19 class accepted the 40 BOOK CHALLENGE! In six years, they are still the only students to finish the challenge. Will you join their ranks?
It's quite simple: I challenge you to read 40BOOKS this school year!
I can hear you now: “But Mr. Taylor, why would I want to read 40BOOKS in one year?” Well, as Abraham Lincoln once said:
Okay, so that was actually Dr. Seuss who said that, and you would've known that if you were a reader. Still, according to a very smart lady named Anne E. Cunningham, frequent reading really does make you smarter. According to her research, "Not only does it help you retain knowledge, but it helps you to remember that knowledge later on in life."
How is it even possible to read 40 BOOKS in one school year? Well, it's not going to be easy. You'll have to read at least one 100+ page book every single week of the school year! That includes reading during Winter and Spring Breaks.
I should also mention that you MUST read the number of books from each genre indicated below. (Click on the links to see some book options.)