Our April mini-challenge is here! And this time, I promise you… it’s for real!

Yesterday we had such fun with our April Fool’s joke. Thank you to everyone for being such good sports! (If you missed it, you can check out the post here.) Two of this month’s prompts were inspired by yesterday’s jokes, so get ready to have fun with this mini-challenge!

If you need book ideas for these prompts, be sure to check out our descriptions and Goodreads lists below. Remember to get as creative as you like (we love your out-of-the-box thinking!) and share your picks on social media. Don’t forget to tag us or use the #the52bookclub2022, so we can see what you’re reading!

April 2022 Mini-Challenge:

1. A foolish character

2. A comical read

3. Rain on the cover

Match one book to each of the prompts (for a total of three books). Share your picks in our Facebook groupGoodreads group, or on Instagram using the hashtag #the52bookclub2022. You can also find these listed as bonus prompts on our StoryGraph challenge.

You can choose to read these books in addition to your regular 52 Book Club reads (as of right now, we’re at 61 prompts for the year), or you can combine them with prompts still left on your 2022 list. As always, get as creative as you like with the prompts and have fun!

Need some help with how to interpret these prompts?

  1. A foolish character: The definition of “foolish” is “someone lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.” For example, this could be a character who makes risky decisions, a foolish purchase, foolish remarks, foolish in love, etc. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be the main character to fit the prompt — secondary characters work well too!

    Other interpretations: In medieval times a “fool” was often a member of the royal court (and also known as a jester or joker.) “The fool” is also a commonly re-occurring character type in works like Shakespeare (and may also be called a clown.)

    You could also interpret this prompt by using a book with the word “fool” or “foolish” in the cover. Feel free to get as creative as you like!

    Goodreads List: A foolish character
  1. A comical read: This prompt is open to a wide variety of interpretations! According to the Collins dictionary, comical is anything that makes you want to laugh because it seems funny or silly.

    This could be a book that is marketed as “witty” or “funny” or “humorous.” You could pick a re-read of a book that made you laugh out loud, or a book that other reviewers said was hilarious. It could also be a book written by a comedian, or about a comedian. Anything that you personally find comical or amusing will work for this prompt!

    Goodreads List: A comical read
  1. Rain on the cover: “April showers” is an expression you may have heard of before, and for this prompt we are leaning into the rainy reads! Any book that has rain on the cover (either as an image or the word “rain”) will work for this prompt.

    Goodreads List: Rain on the cover

What books are you picking for this month’s mini-challenge?

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