The Rare Birds Reading Challenge 2019
Depending on who you follow on twitter, New Year’s resolutions are either Very Good or Very Bad.
We’re here to help you make them Very Good. *Ta da!* say hello to the 2019 Reading Challenge.
In a nutshell, here’s what we’re up to: we’re challenging you to read 12 books in 2019 by reading along with us every month.
Discovering the joy of reading (#jor) is a gift in itself, but who doesn’t love the added incentive of a prize?
For every month you’re a member and participate in the online book club you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win some seriously fun stuff.
Do that for 12 months in a row and at the end of December you’ll get a special finishing gift from us.
We’re sending out the Reading Challenge welcome packs all month to help you follow along. With it you get a snazzy bookmark along with a sheet of 12 stickers to help you track your progress each month. What’s not to love!
If you’re a subscriber already, you’re automatically part of the challenge. If you want to get involved be sure to subscribe in January.
And now, for some Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to buy a year’s subscription now?
No - you can subscribe any way you like. Our rolling billing is a great option; you’re billed each month on the 1st and can keep it going for as long or as short as you like.
How do I enter to get the monthly prize?
Every month our new discussion goes up in the members’ area on the 20th at the same time our member newsletter goes out. To be eligible to win the prize that month, you need to make an appearance there and leave your review before the next newsletter lands in your inbox. Each month we’ll announce the winner of the previous month’s prize in the newsletter, so you have plenty of time to share your thoughts with us.
What if I miss a month?
Hey, life happens! This challenge is meant to be fun. To be eligible to win the monthly prize you’ll need to read along with us and make an appearance at the online book club. If you miss a month you can pick back up again the next month. As long as you’ve finished all 12 books by the end of the year and make a belated appearance in each forum, you’ll still get the finishing gift (and trust us when we say, you’re going to want it!)
I live overseas and my books come later - can I get extra time?
Yes. Email us!
I joined part way through the year. Can I still take part?
Yes, though you’ll only get your finishing gift if you can complete 12 consecutive months. Otherwise, you’ll still be entered into the monthly prize draws for every month you participate in our online book club.