April 2023 Mini-Challenge

April 2023 Mini-Challenge

Who’s ready for an Easter egg hunt? This month we’re bringing you three egg-citing new prompts. So grab some chocolate (what kind of an egg hunt would it be without chocolate?) and get hunting for your April reads. What new books or authors will you find?

What is a mini-challenge:

Mini-challenges are small, month-long reading challenges. They usually contain two or three prompts built around a specific theme. Match one book to each prompt, getting as creative as you like. If you think the book fits the prompt, it does! These mini-challenges are released sporadically and not every month will have one. (The surprise and anticipation are part of the fun!)

Ready to see our April challenge? We egg-spect it to be a lot of fun!

April 2023 Mini-Challenge:

1. An egg on the cover

2. Title includes the letters “E” “G” and “G”

3. Featuring chocolate

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 #the52bookclub2023. 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 (this mini-challenge makes 61 prompts for the year so far), or you can combine them with prompts still left on your 2023 list. As always, get creative and have fun!

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Need some help interpreting these prompts?

  1. An egg on the cover: Pick any book with an egg on the cover. This could be the word “egg” in the title or subtitle, or an image or representation of an egg as part of the cover design itself. It may also be a part of the author’s name (Example: Peggy or the last name, Pegg). The egg may be a Faberge egg, a chocolate easter egg, a yolk, an omelette, etc. Any type of egg works for this prompt.

    Creative interpretations: The title could also include words that contain the word egg inside them. For example: legged, begged, eggnog, veggie, etc.

    Also, keep in mind that covers differ from region to region. As long as one edition has an egg on the cover, it works for this prompt.

    Examples: The Master Craftsman by Kelli Stuart, The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell, The Good Egg by Jory John, Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

    Goodreads List: An egg on the cover
  1. Title includes the letters “E” “G” and “G”: For this prompt, find a title that includes the letters “E” “G” and “G.” These letters can appear in any order. (For example: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.) While this prompt requires a title with at least one E and two G, the title can contain more than that.

    You may also choose a title which includes the word “egg” or in which the letters EGG appear directly. (For example, words like “begged” “eggnog” or “veggie.”)

    As with all our title prompts, you may also choose to include a subtitle or series title.

    Examples: The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry, The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware.

    Goodreads List: Title includes the letters “E” “G” and “G”
  1. Featuring chocolate: Any book featuring chocolate works for this prompt. Chocolate may be a part of the title or cover design, or prominently featured within the book. (Example: A character who works as a chocolatier or in a chocolate shop.) Any type or form of chocolate is acceptable.

    Examples: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Chocolat by Joanne Harris, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke, Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan

    Goodreads List: Featuring chocolate

Other Mini-Challenge Tips:

– Do I have to complete this challenge in April?

Nope! You can complete this mini-challenge whenever you like! If you don’t finish this mini-challenge in April, feel free to carry the prompts over into the coming months. Some members also prefer to complete their full 52 book challenge first and then go back to complete the mini-challenges after. Do whatever works for you!

– Is this a part of the main 52 books challenge?

Mini-challenges are related to our full 52 books in 52 weeks challenge but they’re also completely optional. You can choose to add it to your main challenge or not. If fifty-two books already feels like a stretch, feel free to skip the mini-challenges or double up the prompts. (Some members use one book to cross off a 52 prompt and a mini-challenge prompt. Your challenge, your rules!)

What books will you be reading for this month’s prompts?

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