Announcing the 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge!

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Welcome to the 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge! (Can you believe we're starting our third year for the challenge?!) milfordacademy & hjalmartazar 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 book posts!

If you have a Goodreads account, join our ONTD Reading Challenge Group!

JANUARY
A book that is being adapted into a film or TV show this year.
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.

FEBRUARY
Love is Lit! / “fuck them both for thinking they could be happy”
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.

MARCH
IJAF
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.

APRIL
WHAT YEAR IS IT
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.

MAY
"I've never even been to Luxembourg!"
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.

JUNE
My Friend With a Bike
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).

JULY
Posted!
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!

AUGUST
U in Danger, Girl
Read a crime book/thriller with a female protagonist in danger.

SEPTEMBER
“I have to laugh”
This month, let’s have a bit of a laugh: our task is to read a comic novel.

OCTOBER
"I just wanna tell you that some people have war in their countries"
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.

NOVEMBER
ONTD Doesn’t Read
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.

DECEMBER
Read a Book That Won an Award This Year
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!

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us in coming up with this year’s tasks for the challenge!

Sources: Written by milfordacademy & hjalmartazar (but mostly milfordacademy!). Image is a modification of an original by Sven Kalkschmidt. Thanks icekofi for the html help!