December 19th, 2018 , 01:11 pm
Welcome to the 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge! (Can you believe we're starting our third year for the challenge?!)
invite you to join the new and updated 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge: 12 books, 12 months, and ONTD-themed categories. Every month, we will make a post recommending books that fit each category.
The rules are simple:
Each month, read a book that corresponds to the category. There’s no page limit. It can be a book that you’ve already read. Novellas, graphic novels, and anthologies can count toward a category. Ebooks and audiobooks count as books! If you missed a month, you can go back and read a previous month’s task.
Keep us updated on how your reading challenge is going in our
If you have a Goodreads account, join our
ONTD Reading Challenge Group! JANUARY
It's always fun to read a book before it is made into a movie or TV show - you'll get to complain about all the things the adaptation didn't get right in the ONTD posts about it.
A book that is being adapted into a film or TV show this year. FEBRUARY
This month, get in the Valentines mood and celebrate love by reading a romance.OR, get your schadenfreude on and read a book about a breakup.
Love is Lit! / “fuck them both for thinking they could be happy” MARCH
If you don’t recognize this old-school ONTD reference, do yourself a favour and don’t google it. It’s just a fact that this month, our task is to read a nonfiction book.
This month, read a book that involves time-travel - and get lost in the pages like Robin Williams (or Nick Jonas in the remake) did in the game Jumanji.
WHAT YEAR IS IT MAY
Have you ever cheated on your wife with a Russian model you met at Luxembourg? Of course not! You’ve never even been to Luxembourg! (But you can read about it). This month, let’s read a book set in a country you’ve never been to.
"I've never even been to Luxembourg!" JUNE
This month, let’s celebrate our friends with bikes who like to gossip with us. Read a book about a friendship (or where friendship is a main theme).
My Friend With a Bike JULY
We don’t like it when the same news gets posted twice on ONTD, but when it comes to books, the same story can be told in many different ways and still charm the reader. This month, let’s read a retelling!
Read a crime book/thriller with a female protagonist in danger.
U in Danger, Girl SEPTEMBER
This month, let’s have a bit of a laugh: our task is to read a comic novel.
“I have to laugh” OCTOBER
Sometimes we get upset about things such as not making it to our modelling jobs on time. But in the words of Natasha from ANTM, some people have war in their countries. This month, let’s read a book about war - it could be a memoir, a nonfiction book or a novel about a real war.
"I just wanna tell you that some people have war in their countries" NOVEMBER
This month, let’s live up to the ONTD stereotype and not read. Or at least, not a lot. This month’s task it to read a graphic novel, a book without any text or mostly consisting out of images.
ONTD Doesn’t Read DECEMBER
Any award you want - you can go highbrow with the Man Booker Prize or the National Book Award, explore what’s best in speculative fiction with the Hugo and Nebula awards, get scared by the Shirley Jackson or Bram Stoker Awards, read women with the Women’s Prize for Fiction, fall in love with the Romance Writers of America (RITA Awards), etc!
Read a Book That Won an Award This Year Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us in coming up with this year’s tasks for the challenge! Sources:
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