Bethany House’s 2018 Reading Challenge

We’re now two weeks into the new year, but if you haven’t yet nailed down all of your resolutions (or if you’ve given up on one already and need a replacement), here’s our annual challenge for all of you ambitious readers out there.

Obviously, this is just for fun, and a chance for you to pick up a book that might not have been on your radar before, but the “rules” we usually play by is that one book can only fulfill one category. Take a look and see if you can already think of some titles that would check off these boxes:


I’d love for you to recommend titles that fit these categories to your fellow readers. A few that come to mind for me right away: Leslie Gould’s Courtships of Lancaster County series are each inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, Lisa Wingate’s Never Say Never has a car on the cover, Becky Wade’s True to You include snippets of letters and other fun exchanges between characters, and Victoria Bylin’s Someone Like You is also a song.

Help us fill a reading suggestions list—which titles can you think of to add?

11 thoughts on “Bethany House’s 2018 Reading Challenge

  1. I’m currently reading Valentine Verse by Joann Durgin and the male protagonist has a really fascinating career as a plane prototype engineer.
    This book also has protagonists who are different from me in race and ethnicity (though that’s not very hard to find since books with Asian main characters are kind of rare in Christian fiction, except for Liwen Ho and Cami Tang).

  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows is a story written as a series of letters between characters.

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