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How To Make A Reading Challenge Jar

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If you cast your minds back to January of this year, you may remember that I shared my TBR jar with you and showed you how you could make your very own. The TBR jar is a jar full of all the titles on your shelves that you have yet to read, meaning you can pick a name out of your jar and merrily sit down and read that title. However, we all know reading isn't necessarily as easy as that. If you're like me, you need to be in the mood to read something to fully enjoy it. With that in mind, I racked my brains and decided to create *big echoey voice* The Reading Challenge Jar. Huzzah! Please excuse the low-fi quality of the snaps - I went to Ikea and forgot about my snap happy duties until the evening. I am incredibly shit. 

The Reading Challenge Jar runs along the same lines as the TBR jar but instead of  being full of TBR titles it's, wait for it, full of reading challenges. Science. The premise is that you pop your hand into the jar and pull out prompts to read books that fit different challenges, giving you more choice when it comes to your future reads. You get the picture? Still not great at writing to explain am I?! The DIY aspect of the jar is pretty self explanatory so I won't bore you to tears with a pointless tutorial - just print the challenges and pop them into your jar. Throw them in your TBR jar or create two separate glass entities, it's up to you! I've decided to share 40 reading challenges with you to help you along. Don't say I don't try...

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a translation 

an underhyped read 
a book that reminds you of home 
a book from someone else's shelves 
your favourite book
a library book 
the book that makes you laugh the most
the book that makes you cry the most 
a classic 
a modern classic

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a book you want to hand down to someone 

a book you got as a gift 
a charity shop purchase
a childhood favourite
a book you pretend you've read 
a book over 500 pages 
a novella 
a book you bought for study but never read
a book someone else picks out for you 
a book with a cover in your favourite colour

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a recent purchase 
a book you bought due to a book blogger or booktuber
a book from your favourite genre
a book from a genre you haven't really explored yet 
a book with a beautiful spine
a book that has a movie adaptation
a book that reminds you of a song
a book with the ugliest cover you own 
a book with the oldest publication date 

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a book that features illustrations or pictures
A book that you believe should be on the curriculum
a book set the most locally to you 
a book you can't remember much about 
a book with a colour in the title 
a book with a strong female lead 
a hardcover 
a collection of stories 
a book you've started but not finished 

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If you'd like to, you could leave some more reading challenge inspiration in the comments. If you'd like me to do some challenge posts in the future, let me know! What challenges would you like to do or see? Do you think you'll make a reading challenge jar? These challenges could also be translated into bookish blog post ideas  so get thinking and leave links below if you make your very own jar or use these ideas as blog prompts.

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  1. Oh this is such a cute idea. At the moment, all I seem to read is whatever's next to be reviewed. I find it hard to keep up sometimes and it would be nice ot have more choice to actually choose what I fancied!

  2. this is an amazing idea bee thank you so much for sharing! <3

  3. This is a great idea! Thank you Bee. I even have an empty jar on my shelf which will be perfect for this.

  4. This is such a cute and fun idea! x

  5. That's such a great idea - might have to make myself one! :) x

  6. this is such a great idea!

  7. This is a great idea, and the challenges look great too! Will definitely try this, thank you :)


  8. That's such a cute idea! I think it also makes quite a good gift idea for a bookworm friend, as long as there's some kind of explanation on the front. I love this challenge!

  9. What a great idea! I have a TBR jar with titles in it, but I've never actually used it. I will have to give this a try.

  10. This is such an awesome idea! I may use a few of these as blog prompts, but eventually I'll make my own challenge jar.

  11. This is such a good idea! I always struggle to decide which book to read next :)
    I love the rainbow colours you've used in your jar, too <3

    Jess xo

  12. what a cute idea, love the jar. i'm always stuck deciding what book to read next and these are good ideas for blog posts, too! :)
    charl xx

  13. Ah, what a brilliant idea! I think I'm definitely going to steal a few of these ideas for my jar! I currently have a TBR jar, but I'm only using it when I don't know what to read and that's working for me.

  14. I think this is a brilliant ideas to help readers get a variety from their reading. At the moment I have a lot of library books, so I'm usually governed by return dates and whether things can be renewed or have been requested elsewhere. I'm going to try and select books in the future based on some of your prompts :)

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