The Stay at Home Reading Challenge

With the latest information having our semi-quarantine at lasting until at least the end of April, I’d like to give you a little bookish project to work on while you’re stuck at home. Starting today and lasting through April 30th, here’s a mini-reading challenge to keep you reading!


stay at home order graphic
image from, courtesy of MGN


The idea for a mini-reading challenge, to occupy our minds during this weird time, came from my writing partner and fellow book lover Lisa. I took her idea and ran with it, my original thought being to give you prompts to read stuff you’d have lying around the house, a bookish scavenger hunt, if you will. But don’t hesitate to include items borrowed from the library, whether they’re physical or digital, or anything else you might buy online.

This can work retroactively too. If like me, you’ve already been home for two weeks, feel free to count anything you’ve read in that time!

The Stay at Home Reading Challenge


  1. Read a book on your shelves with less than 250 pages.
  2. Read a children’s book
  3. Listen to an audio book read by a celebrity
  4. Read a magazine from cover to cover (digital counts)
  5. Read at least one chapter outside, on your patio, porch, deck, balcony, etc


Comment below and let me know if you’re joining my new challenge. I can’t wait to hear from you!


  1. Jamie

    March 31, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I’ll be joining.

  2. Jackie

    March 31, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Count me in!

  3. Ramona Mead

    April 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Jackie! Can’t wait to chat with you about books!

  4. Ramona Mead

    April 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Jamie!

  5. Barbara Hansen

    April 2, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Great idea. I’ll be participating.
    I have some great children’s classics from my childhood that I keep thinking I should re-read. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, Aesops Fables, Oliver Twist, Heidi, The Wind in the Willows, Robinson Crusoe etc. A fun adventure . There are so many it will last until we are set free in May or later.

  6. Ramona Mead

    April 2, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for joining Barbara! Let me know what you end up reading!

  7. Renee

    April 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I’m in!

  8. Ramona Mead

    April 7, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Great! I hope you enjoy it. Are you already in my reading challenge FaceBook group? I can add you if not.

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