Have you ever been stuck in a reading rut? Maybe you found yourself reading only romances or only self-help. Maybe you found that your only reading was reading aloud to the kids. Maybe this year you found yourself reading too much news and not many books.
We can gain knowledge and be provoked to think by all these kinds of reading, but we grow in wisdom when we have multiple streams of knowledge, when we let history and current events or kid lit and philosophy intersect in our minds.
The 5×5 Reading Challenge provides the structure and accountability we all need to be sure we are reading both broadly and deeply – not letting a single genre or a single author be our sole source of knowledge, but rather seeking out beyond our comfort zone to truly learn and grow.
The structure and premise is simple:
Choose 5 different categories to read. Read 5 books in each category. Total, this comes to 25 books a year. By choosing 5 different categories, you read more widely than usual. By choosing 5 books in each category, you are sure to read more deeply also.
The challenge is free and open to anyone!
Choosing categories or titles can be overwhelming.
If you aren’t sure where to start, we have some premade plans and a lot of ideas to help get you jumpstarted.
You can find those inside Sistership, our private community. Join for free and find the 5×5 challenge supports in the featured section at the top of the feed.