Fall will be here before we know it (Thank all that is holy because I am tired of 110* days!!) so we're releasing our Fall Reading Challenges for 2022 this week!
For this challenge, we're visiting the bookish corn maze tucked in a corner of Bookverse that takes reading and fall vibes to the extreme! We'll be winding our way through the passages to find reading prompts and books that match and of course, we'll take in all the fun fall festival things too like hot cider and the ferris wheel!
I'll be releasing these things in the shop on Friday 7/22 at 12pmCST so I wanted to take some time to show you everything that'll be available this season!
As always, our seasonal challenges are designed to be a self-start challenge so you can decide when you begin but "officially" this challenge is from September - November.
As always, our weekly kits come in a few formats -- vertical, horizontal, an "anti" kit for bullet journals, and a creative journaling kit! We will also have a few add ons if you use certain items more than others -- checklist boxes, reading stickers, header type stickers, etc.
As for the challenge itself, we will have a group read for it, though if you choose not to read the group read you can count it as a free space. We will start voting on the group read in the Creating & Co Book Club starting the first week of August.
There will be 11 prompts other than the group read.
In case this is your first challenge with us, here's how it works:
- Each prompt on the challenge has a number that corresponds to it. Let's say for the first book you read, you pick the first prompt of a book with "yellow cover".
- You can write in the title of the book you read in the challenge table
- And then pick a book sticker that looks like the one that has the 5 on it in the empty shelf. Place that book sticker over the greyed out book labeled 5 on the shelf!
- Repeat until you fill up your shelf!
Our most common size is our 4.75" x 6.75" dashboard + book stickers -- this is the one shown below! It fits perfectly in our build your own book journal too!
We will also have a couple of other sizes:
- A 7" x 9" version that you can use in most common planners--Erin Condren, Happy Planner, Yellow Paper House, Paper House Productions, etc.
- A "separated" version that gives you all of the elements of the dashboard on its own so you can design your own page in your planner or bullet journal.
- A "books only" option that has some book shaped labels and a header so you can arrange them however you'd like in your planner
You may be able to see the prompts above, but just in case, we do have this table you can download if you'd like and it gives you a better view of all the challenge prompts.
We will also be having a planning party for our fall challenge in November. Though this does give you plenty of time to get your hands on the stickers, make sure you grab them as soon as you can so you can make sure they'll be at your house and ready to go!
During the week of the planning party, we'll have threads in the Creating & Co Book Club that will give you a chance to win some shop credit towards other items in the shop!
As always with our seasonal challenges, we'll release some of our most popular reading stickers in the fall color scheme as well! This way you can use the colors throughout the season and play up the fall vibes for the entire quarter!
We have recently changed up some designs but all of the faves are still in the line up!
For 2022, each of our challenges have a special "badge" sticker that you can put on a page with the others to see how many challenges you complete throughout the year! This is just a fun way to get some bragging rights for all the amazing books you've read!
We will also have an adorable bookmark that is just perfect for those spring reads! These are limited stock so make sure you grab them early.
This year, I decided that it might be fun to have some journal prompts for our seasonal challenges as well. I personally want to journal more this year so if that's also one of your goals, maybe we can do it together!
There are 6 prompts -- designed to be just 2 per month so it's not a huge undertaking and I think it's going to be fun to use the journal kit and the prompts to create some pretty layouts!
Make sure you're in the Creating & Co Book Club to share some recommendations for each of these prompts and we'll see you here on the website tomorrow when its time for everything to go live!