Over at Gracepoint Berkeley church, we have had over 110 people get free 5th books this past semester. And I know there are some of you who read but opted not to take a free book — that’s a lot of reading we’ve done together. In fact, my informal survey results of college and post-college folks are in, and we have read over 750 books! That is pretty awesome.
With summer upon us, and building on the reading momentum of this past semester, I’m setting my sights on a collective 1,000. What do you say?
To help us in this endeavor, I am pleased to unveil our Summer Reading Challenge. It’s a bingo-style board that gives you multi-disciplinary categories of books to read. In addition to this past semester’s Christian book reading challenge, you’ll notice some fiction and non-fiction included. You can find a link to an in-progress list of possible suggestions for those squares on the Bibliopolis U Recommended Reading List page. Last but not least, there are some Bible squares for those of you who have Bible-reading goals for the summer!
For each bingo line you complete (up to 5), you can win a free book. Read the entire board and you’ll be in for a special prize.
“But I didn’t even finish my four books yet!!” If this is you, you’ll notice that all is not lost — you can transfer up to 2 books from your in-progress 1st bookmark. This doesn’t apply to those of you who are on book 8 or 23!
You’ll notice there is a spot at the bottom to include your ministry group affiliation. There may or may not be a prize for the group that read the most books (per capita, to be fair).
You can always contact me directly if you have specific questions regarding any book you’re hoping to apply towards the challenge. Happy reading!
Are you up for the challenge? Which bingo line are you going to start with? Are you in the middle of a book right now that you can use on the board? 🙂