Is reading more books at the top of your New Year's resolutions, but you can't keep yourself motivated to do so? A summer reading challenge with friends is a great way to get started! Here’s how you can make the most of your summer reading challenge. Set a goal
Decide how many books you want to read over the summer, and make sure it's a realistic goal for everyone participating in the challenge. It's better to aim for a manageable number of books and achieve your goal than to set an unrealistic target and feel discouraged. You can also break your goal down into smaller ones, for example, reading five chapters a week.
Schedule reading time
Start small and incorporate reading into your daily routine, such as 15 to 20 minutes of reading before bed time, during commute, or when you visit a café. Always keep a book within reach – that way you can do some reading whenever you find pockets of time.
Plan a fun reward for yourself and your friends when you reach your goal, such as a picnic or a movie night. Celebrating your achievements will motivate you to keep reading and get closer to your goal.
Make it fun
To make things a little more interesting, create a bingo board with different reading challenges in each square. You can include challenges like. Whoever gets the first ‘bingo’ will get a free meal from the rest! You can save this bingo template.
Not sure how to get started?
Check out our recommended summer reading list:
-Nway Kandar Oo - Tekkatho Phone Naing
-Beyond The Mountains - Pone Nya Khin
-My Beloved World- Ju
-Wa Than Lay Chain Mhan Kuu- Tekkatho Phone Naing
-Mya Sein Pyar Kama Ywak- Nu Nu Yi (Inwa)
-Gone With The Wind (Myanmar Translation)- Mya Than Tint
These books are available at City Books and Music – grab your friends to visit the nearest outlet and kick off your summer reading challenge!