We love our community of women who love to READ. Join us for the 2020 Intentional By Grace Reading Challenge and find like-minded women to inspire you and spur you on!
It’s HERE! The 2020 Intentional By Grace Reading Challenge has finally arrived and boy are we excited to have you join us!
At Intentional By Grace we love to talk about setting goals. And we’ve always found that pursuing our goals and actually achieving them is always better with other people.
Enter the 2020 Intentional By Grace Reading Challenge.
We want to help you reach your reading goals —
- Maybe it’s reading more books than you read last year.
- Or maybe it’s even just finishing reading a book you have yet to finish.
- Or maybe it’s reading a different genre or author than you normally read.
The key is, our team not only wants you to invest in your personal development through reading, we want you to connect with other women – all year long – and be inspired to read more than you ever have before!
Now, we know it’s not just about the numbers here, about how many books you can read as fast as you can, but it’s about GROWTH. And what better way to grow with others instead of on your own. By yourself. Solo.
You will love seeing all the books people are reading. It is such a boost to know others are reading alongside you, even if they are reading in different categories. PLUS, you are constantly seeing books you will want to read next. I love this!! I am not super involved on Facebook, but I come here because it is such an encouragement.– Denise
Sign Up for the 2020 Intentional By Grace Reading Challenge
When you enter your email address, we’ll send you the printable packet right away.
Download the Reading Challenge Printable Pack
We’ve got a beautiful printable pack just for you! It will help you make the most of the 2020 Reading Challenge.
Included in the Reading Challenge Printable Pack:
- 2020 Reading Challenge Printable with Levels and Categories
- Blank 2020 Reading Challenge Printable for recording books read
- Reading log for each level of the challenge
- Book Review page to help keep track of the books in more detail
- and more!
Choose Your Challenge Level
This is my second year to do the reading challenge for Christian women. Last year I read maybe 6 books. This year I have pretty much completed Level 1 (13 books)! I must say that I have loved many of the things I have read, but this one has transformed how I listen to what God is saying. I am super excited about His word in a new way!-Joannah
The 2020 Christian Women’s Reading Challenge is composed of 3 different book lists, which you are meant to move through progressively. This means you will need to set your goal at the beginning of the year, and then set your pace accordingly.
- Level 1 consists of 13 books which sets a pace of 1 book every 4 weeks.
- Level 2 consists of 26 books which sets a pace of 1 book every 2 weeks.
- Level 3 consists of 52 books which sets a pace of 1 book every week.
When setting your reading goals for the challenge, be sure to actually… well, challenge yourself.
Even if you don’t actually reach the goal you set, set your goal high so you make the investment and challenge yourself to read more. You may surprise yourself like Joannah and read more than you thought you could.
Brainstorm Your Books and Get to Reading
You’ll notice that this reading challenge is made up of various book categories.
Start with Level 1.
Choose the books from each category in this level, and read them in any order, checking them off as you complete them.
Once you complete Level 1, move on to Level 2. So on and so forth.
Again, set your reading goal at the beginning of the year, so you can pace yourself throughout the year.
Finally, we want to point out that this reading challenge includes “a gospel account from the New Testament” and “a book of the Bible named after a woman.”
We wanted to include these as reading categories because we think there is value in simply reading the Bible.
Sure, we should study His word, but sometimes, we should just curl up with a cup of tea or coffee and just BE with Him.
So, these are two categories that we hope you’re as excited about as we are.
How Has the Reading Challenge Impacted You?
I teach full time and have two boys, and used to read all the time. I figured that I’d get back into it more when my kids were older. I am so glad I stumbled onto this challenge- I realized I had a ton of time to read, but wasn’t using it wisely. This has been a huge eye opener!– Kristin
What I am loving most about this challenge is that it is forcing me to read books I would not normally be drawn to read. I tend to get in a rut and read the same kinds of books all the time.-Jeanne
Psssst! If you’re one of those that say, “But I don’t have any TIME to read,” we’ve got 15 ways to make more time for reading here just for you. Go ahead and read it then come back. I’ll wait.
Connect with other readers in our Facebook Group
Once you sign up you can join our private Facebook group. Joining the discussion with other like-minded women who love reading and want to encourage one another will definitely help you be more successful in completing the 2020 Reading Challenge
This is a great place to get book recommendations, as well as share what you are reading to inspire others.
Join the Facebook Group HERE.
Announcing the IBG Book Club 2020!
This year we wanted connect with readers even more through our Reading Challenge. That’s why we are introducing our Book Club!
Every few months we will read a book together, then get together online and talk about what we’ve been learning.
What we’re reading together in 2020:
- Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson
- Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen
- Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World by Clarkson Girls
- Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart by Mary K. Mohler
Be sure to enter your email address in the form to join the 2020 Reading Challenge, and check your email for details coming very soon on our first Book Club of 2020!
Need some help getting started? We’ve got a ton of book collection posts to help you with ideas on what books you should read. These are books Leigh Ann, our team, or our readers have recommended.
- A Collection of Books to Help You Grow in Gratitude
- A Collection of Books on Getting Started in the Christian Faith
- 10 Christian Books to Help You Fight Anxiety and Depression
- 10 Books on Motherhood to Add to Your Reading List
- 10 Books to Help You Breathe Life Back into Your Home
- 10 Books About Womanhood
- The 5 Best Books I Read in 2018
- 10 Books About Diversity for Your Christian Reading List