2024 Reading Challenge

Read 12 Books in 12 Months!

Submit your reading here!

The Northeastern University Library is proud to be an official partner for the 2024 Reading Challenge hosted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book!

The Challenge

Read a Book

The Mass Center for the Book has chosen a reading theme for each month of 2024. To participate in the challenge, read at least one book each month that fits the theme. E-books and audiobooks count, too!

Not sure what to read? Northeastern librarians have put together a handy suggested reading list of e-books and audiobooks in OverDrive. If you’re on the Boston campus, you can also stop by our monthly tabling events in the library lobby to check out a selection of on-theme print books—and pick up some Reading Challenge swag!

All Northeastern students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the challenge, even if you’re not based at the Boston campus. (There are prizes for global campus readers, too!)

Here are the themes for 2024:

  • January: A book you read years ago that you may feel differently about now
  • February: A book with a color in the title
  • March: A book whose protagonist has a different culture or lifestyle from you
  • April: A book about nature, the environment, or climate change
  • May: A graphic novel
  • June: A book that inspired a film or television series
  • July: A book by an author born outside of the United States
  • August: A book whose title starts with the same letter as your birthday month
  • September: A debut book by a Massachusetts author
  • October: A book about a time in history you’d like to know more about
  • November: A relaxing, soul-soothing book
  • December: A well-reviewed book in your least favorite genre

2024 Reading Challenge

Tell Us About It

Once you’ve read your book, just fill out a quick questionnaire about your reading. Library staff will draw one name each month to win a prize!

Want more chances to win? Make sure you also complete the submission form on the Mass Center for the Book website! They’ll be doing monthly drawings and prize giveaways all year.

The Prizes

From Northeastern

Prizes for Northeastern students, faculty and staff will vary by month, but include:

  • Gift cards to local bookstores
  • A stocked finals week study room for Boston campus students
  • Finals week care packages for students at global campuses
  • Northeastern Library swag

From Mass Center for the Book

Readers who log their reading on the Mass Center for the Book website also have the opportunity to win additional prizes! From the MCB site:

  • Dedicated readers will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book.
  • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books.
  • We will be drawing two names on the last day of each month to win a free book! Make sure you get those entries in before the end of the month.

Resources & Contact Information

For questions about the challenge, contact Brooke Williams: [email protected].

Challenge resources: