2019 50 Book Reading Challenge

My daughter and I were visiting yesterday about how many books she had read in 2018. She read 31 books and as much as I hate to admit it, that is significantly more than I read. I have an endless supply of books at my fingertips and I did not make enough time to read.

So we decided to challenge each other to read 50 books in 2019. It is only the 2nd of January and I am almost done with 2 books this year. So I am on track but I have a little problem when I read. . .when I start a book, I finish a book (and don’t take much time to breathe, or cook, or clean). So yesterday, I read and read and read. I did cook supper and take down Christmas decorations, but I might have stayed up a little too late.


We would love to have you join us in our 2019 Book Challenge! We know that 50 books is a lot and we don’t want the number to discourage you.

You can set your own goal if you want. We are challenging ourselves to read more and we want to encourage you to read more in 2019, too!

We have created a Facebook group for the challenge that you can join to encourage each other, share book recommendations and more.

We will be sharing the latest books that will be published, book reviews and more. Here is a document to record your list.

Here are some tips to keep you on track this year.

  • Read books you like! There are so many books, you should not feel like you have to finish a book that you don’t enjoy. Put it down and pick up a new one.

  • Don’t Stress about the number, any books count, just challenge yourself to read more.

  • When you sit down at night with your phone, put it away and pick up a book instead.

  • Read outside of your favorite genre. We can help you find great books that we know you will love.

  • Join at anytime throughout the year.

Are you a member of our book loyalty program? If you are not, ask about it the next time you come in for discounted books. If you are not from Milbank and see books you want to buy, let us know and we can ship books to you.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group and join the fun.