📚 Welcome back, bibliophiles! It’s time for another pawsitively delightful reading adventure with Muffy – the #ReadingWithMuffy 2024 Reading Challenge! 🐾
We’re beyond grateful for the overwhelming love you’ve shared over the past three years, making Reading with Muffy a cherished tradition. Mufasa, affectionately known as Muffy, my Golden Retriever and devoted reading companion, continues to be adored by fellow book lovers and esteemed publishing houses.
In 2020, we introduced this challenge as a heartfelt thank-you gesture. Now, as we enter a new year, Muffy and I invite you to join us once again in spreading the joy and love for reading. We’ve made a few tweaks to enhance the experience, so let’s dive into the details.
🐾 What’s New in 2024:
To make your reading journey even more enjoyable, we’ve simplified the challenge prompts. Our aim is to help you conquer your towering TBR pile without the need to add more books. So, grab your favorite kettle, locate that cozy reading nook, wrap yourself in soft throws, and let’s explore the rules, sign-up steps, exciting prompts, and fabulous prizes for Reading with Muffy – The 2024 Reading Challenge.
Reading with Muffy- The 2024 Reading Challenge
How #ReadingWithMuffy Works
- Challenge Duration: The Reading with Muffy challenge spans from January 1, 2024, 0000hrs to December 31, 2024, 2359hrs. It’s a year-long literary journey that awaits you.
- Prompts Overview:
📚There are 12 unique book prompts designed to add diversity to your reading list.
📚Choose any book that aligns with the given prompt in your preferred format—be it paperback, ebook, audiobook, or any other format of your choice.
📚Complete the 12 prompts at your own pace. Whether you prefer to finish them all in the exhilarating rush of January or savor the challenge month by month, the choice is yours. We will be following the latter.
📖 Join Us Every Month:
Don’t want to read alone? Connect with fellow book enthusiasts! Head over to our Instagram page for engaging readalongs and insightful book discussions. It’s a chance to share your thoughts, discover new perspectives, and make this reading journey even more enjoyable.
- Eligibility Requirements:
📚To participate, sign up using the details provided below.
📚Share your reviews on Instagram with the hashtag #ReadingwithMuffy and tag @kohleyedreads.
📚For tracking convenience, kindly leave your reviews on the designated Check-in post on our blog. The Check-in post will be open from January 1st to December 31st.
📚You don’t need to be a blogger to participate. Submit your social media links or blog posts as valid entries for consideration.
- Exciting Prizes Await:
📚One lucky winner who completes all 12 prompts will be selected at the end of the year to receive an Amazon voucher worth Rs 2500.
📚Throughout the year, Muffy’s favorite entries will receive book prizes based on their active participation.
📚Prizes will be sent to valid Indian addresses only.
Reading with Muffy – Prompts
January ~ Of Paws, Feathers, and Fables!
In celebration of Muffy’s Barkday on January 8th, we’re dedicating this month to his furry friends. For this prompt, dive into a book that features an animal or bird (real ones, no dragons or unicorns, please!) on the cover. Earn extra points if the said creature takes center stage as the protagonist of the story.
February ~ Explore Diverse Narratives
This month, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of literature by reading a book that celebrates the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Choose a work written by a BIPOC author or one that prominently features BIPOC characters,
Here are some books to get you started: 17 Books by Black Women Authors
March ~ Honoring Women’s Stories
March is the perfect time to explore and honor the diverse and empowering stories that women authors bring to life. Let’s shine a spotlight on the narratives that amplify the voices of women. For this prompt, immerse yourself in a book authored by a woman about a woman and, for bonus points, choose a book that features a woman on the cover.
April ~ Enchanting Emeralds
As nature awakens in April, let your reading list bloom with the lush beauty of emerald hues. For this prompt, select a book with a green cover, inviting you into a world where stories unfurl like petals.
May ~ Singular Splendour
In the symphony of words, May calls for a solo, a literary masterpiece encapsulated in a single word. Delve into a book adorned with a one-word title—be it the elegance of “Persuasion”, the romance of “Emma,” the intrigue of “Circe,” the power of “Americannah,” or the mystery of “Vicious.”
June ~ Celebrating Pride Month
In celebration of Pride Month, let’s embrace and amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. For this prompt, choose a wonderful book that explores LGBTQIA+ themes, penned by authors such as Becky Albertalli, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and many more.
Here are some recommendations: 17 LGBTQ+ YA Books to Read
July ~ Literary Wanderlust
Embark on a journey of literary exploration this July by selecting a translated book. Whether it’s the evocative prose of Indian languages, the mesmerizing narratives of Japanese fiction, or any other global language that beckons, let the beauty of translation transport you.
August ~ Echoes of India’s Pen
In honor of the 78th Indian Independence Day, let’s celebrate the literary brilliance of Indian authors. For this August prompt, immerse yourself in a book written by an Indian author. Discover new works by exploring the laurels of Indian Literary Awards such as Sahitya Akademi, JCB Prize for Literature, Hindu Literary Prize, or Crossword Book Award.
September ~ Literary Havens
In September, embark on a literary journey by choosing a book adorned with the enchanting words book, bookshop, bookstore, or library in its title.
October ~ Enchanting Escapes
Embrace the enchantment of October by delving into the magical realms of fantasy. Believe in magic and miracles as you choose a cozy fantasy book to transport you to worlds where the extraordinary is ordinary. Whether it’s mystical lands, mythical creatures, or tales woven with otherworldly threads, let the pages weave a spell of wonder around you.
November ~ TBR Triumph
It’s time to conquer the ever-growing To-Be-Read (TBR) pile! This November, pick up a book that has been patiently waiting on your TBR for ages. We all have those gems tucked away and now is the perfect moment to let one of them shine.
December ~ Cherished Recommendations
Wrap up the year by indulging in a book that comes highly recommended by your favorite bookstagrammer or book reviewer. Delve into a tale that has captured their heart and imagination, and be sure to share your appreciation by tagging them in your post.
Save this handy graphic for reference!
Reading with Muffy – Sign Up Form
Here’s what you should do right away!
- Follow @kohleyedreads on Instagram (This will help you find all the updates, announcements, and recommendations on our Instagram stories.)
- Write a blog post/ Instagram post announcing your participation in this challenge. You may or may not include your book choices because I understand that you would want to change your choices later.
- Add the post link to the SignUp linky below.
- It’d be amazing if you could give a shoutout on your social media using the hashtag #ReadingWithMuffy. and tag us on Instagram so we can reshare and return you a shout-out!
Here is the signup linky.
That’s all for now, folks! The SignUp Post is conveniently located on the sidebar for easy access whenever you need a refresher.
Drop a comment on this post if you have any queries or simply want to share your excitement. We’re here to make this reading journey enjoyable and seamless for you.
Look out for upcoming templates that will serve as valuable companions on your reading adventure. These templates are designed to help you effortlessly track your progress, share your thoughts, and connect with fellow participants.
Stay tuned to our Instagram page @kohleyedreads for updates, readalongs, and engaging book discussions. The reading community is all about shared experiences, and we can’t wait to hear yours.
Once again, thank you for being a part of Reading with Muffy. May this reading challenge bring you joy, new literary discoveries, and lasting connections with fellow book lovers.
Happy reading, and let the pages turn!
This post is part of the Bookish League blog hop hosted by Bohemian Bibliophile.