Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Sisters' June Reading Challenge

Looking forward to another great book month in June. Feel free to join us for one or all five of these challenges - or make up your own challenge for June.

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1. Read a book with a title that includes something from nature (plants, weather, flowers, etc).

For example: 

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell

Some Wildflower in My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner 

2. Read a book about animals (fiction or nonfiction).

For example: 

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Charlotte’sWeb by E.B. White

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

3. Read a book of history or historical fiction (fiction or nonfiction). 


Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Cabin in Trouble Creek by JeanVan Leeuwen

4. Read by a campfire.

With the long hours of daylight in June, you can sit by a campfire and still have light to read.

5. Enjoy a book-themed garden party.

This can be as simple as sipping iced tea while chatting about books with a friend. Or serving honey bread to your children while reading Pooh. You can get fancy with an Austen- or Mitford-themed party.

 Many children's books mention food: The Little House in the Prairie, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Bread and Jam for Frances. Keep this simple, or make it elaborate, but the idea of this challenge is to be inspired by a book to go outside and share food with a friend or two.

Whether you choose to do these challenges or not, I hope you enjoy learning and growing through the written page in June.


  1. I recently read one of the best books I've ever read. It is about a Muslim girl who received Christ as her saviour, but she was still a minor, so when after four years, she told her family and had to flee for her life, the US law became involved. It an excellent, excellent book. It's called Hiding in the Light, Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus. Chris W.

  2. Hmm. These are interesting challenges. Number 4 I might not be able to do because of fire restrictions here in Arizona. We haven't had rain in quite some time. Happy reading!

  3. Oh, those sound like interesting reads. My husband was on the crew team when an undergraduate and he read the Boys in the Boat and found it fascinating to learn the background of the young men involved in that a race.

    And I've read and reread All Creatures Great and Small and it is a wonderful feel-good book. One not to miss.

    I also recommend Dear Mrs. Bird----- a most interesting story line in that one.

  4. #5 made me think of a book I read to my son when he was little. It was written by Tasha Tudor and the little girl was able to have candy for breakfast. So at my son's next birthday, he remembered that and asked for (and got :)) candy for breakfast. There is also an enjoyable book written about her with lots of pictures that our library has. Chris W.

  5. Forgot to add that this spring we visited Sequim, Washington, the setting for The Boys in a Boat. Beautiful place.

  6. Bless you, dear)).
    Thank you very much for the amazing recipes, for the kindness, for a wonderful example.
    God loves you so much.
    Bless you and your family!
    *sending love and hugs*

  7. I know an audiobook isn’t a READ-.... just finished listening to “Evidence Not Seen” by Darlene Deibler Rose... the unwavering courage n faith of Darlene, a POW in WW2, is soul searching at best!


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