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Read with the Book Girls Facebook Group

This page is a resource for the Read with the Book Girls Facebook group, where we love connecting with our readers! If you’re not already a member, join here and be sure to fill in a favorite book title so we know you’re not a robot.

This group may be different and go deeper with discussions and recommendations than the other book groups you are in. We don’t want hundreds of posts a day because that takes away time you could be reading books!

Instead, we gather content together to make it easier to see the things you want and skip the things you don’t. This maximizes the value and makes the most of everyone’s time!

That means you may see a post denied with a comment telling you we’ve tagged you in a different thread. We still value what you’re sharing, we’re just playing air traffic controller to keep the group tidy.

Since the most commonly asked questions are where to find the book lists, book logs, or discussion groups, we’ve added an index to them below. After the challenge links, you’ll find links to the common threads in the group.

Reading Challenge Links & Resources

You can find out more information on each of the three reading challenges, including the links to the recommended books for each month and a comprehensive FAQ section at the end of each post by clicking the buttons below.

Once you’ve joined a challenge, you’ll always be able to find the resources for the current month using the index below. Just click on whichever step you need, and it will expand with more details!

Lifetime of Reading – July 2022

Teal text on white background reading Books with main Characters in their 50s - text over black and white coloring page of a tree stump
Step 1: Select & Read Your Main Characters in Their 50s Book in July

While you’re welcome to choose any book with a 50-something main character, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your July 50-Something Main Character Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Lifetime of Reading – June 2022

Books Spanning a Lifetime
Step 1: Select & Read Your Book that Spans a Character’s Lifetime in June

While you’re welcome to choose any book with a main character aging across several decades, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your June Book that Spans a Character’s Lifetime

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Lifetime of Reading – May 2022

Teal text on white background reading Books with main Characters in their 40s - text over black and white coloring page of a tree stump
Step 1: Select & Read Your Main Characters in Their 40s Book in May

While you’re welcome to choose any book with a main character between the ages of 40-49, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your May 40-Something Main Character Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Book Voyage – July 2022

Books Set in Australia or New Zealand
Step 1: Select & Read Your June Australia / New Zealand Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in Australia or New Zealand, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your July Australia / New Zealand Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Book Voyage – June 2022

Step 1: Select & Read Your June Southern Asia Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in Southern Asia, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your June Southern Asia Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Book Voyage – May 2022

Books Set in Northern Asia
Step 1: Select & Read Your May Northern Asia Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in Northern Asia, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your May Northern Asia Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Decades Challenge – July 2022

Books Set in the 1970s
Step 1: Select & Read Your July 1970s Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in the 1970s, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your July 1970s Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Decades Challenge – June 2022

Books Set in the 1960s - Text over open book pages
Step 1: Select & Read Your June 1960s Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in the 1960s, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your June 1960s Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Decades Challenge – May 2022

Books Set in the 1950s (Text on Image of Book)
Step 1: Select & Read Your May 1950s Book

While you’re welcome to choose any book set in the 1950s, we curated a list of highly-rated books to help you find a great read!

Step 2: Log Your May 1950s Book

Let us know which book or books you selected and how you would rate them. It’s also very helpful if you note why you liked or disliked the book, and anything we need to change in our description for future readers.

You’ll also indicate whether you are interested in discussing the book and/or leading the discussion group, which is simply starting a few written questions on Facebook and engaging with the other readers of the same book.

Step 3: Book Discussions!

Discussing your book is always optional, but for any book that several members read, we set up a private sub-group event for online written discussion. You can find the links to the discussions here around the 25th of each month.

Participating in More Than One Challenge?

Find a Crossover Book

We know that a lot of you are participating in two, or even all three of our reading challenges, so we created a list of book recommendations (pulled from the individual challenge books lists) that are a good fit for more than one of the monthly prompts.

We hope this helps you stay on track with the challenges even when life gets busy.

A Way to Support Book Girls Guide

A quick note before we move on to the index of Facebook threads you might enjoy participating in. Putting together the challenges, book lists, and moderating the Facebook group takes a ton of time and energy. We LOVE it and have no plans of stopping, but it’s definitely turning into a full-time job (without a full-time salary) for both of us.

One of our kind Facebook members came up with a generous solution. She introduced us to the Buy Me a Coffee platform where you can support us with a one-time $3 donation, or a small reoccurring monthly fee that we’re calling the BFF membership.

Monthly BFF members get some extra perks as a thank you, like access to additional book recommendations for the challenges and a bookmark after their 3 month anniversary!

We’ll always keep the challenges free and will continue to make it as easy as possible to complete the challenges at no cost, like the research we do to make sure many of the books on each list are widely available at libraries.

But, if you’re able and willing to help support the site, we are so grateful! That said, we also appreciate all the non-financial ways so many of you have supported us, like sharing the challenges with your reader friends!

As we mentioned in the intro of this page, we try to group posts together as much as possible. Sometimes the threads get buried of Facebook, so we’ll do our best to keep this index up to date.

Facebook Sharing Threads

All of these threads are totally optional, we don’t ever require any kind of participation!

Share What You’re Currently Reading or Just Finished

This can be any book, whether or not it’s part of the challenge. We LOVE it when you also include a note about what you like about the book or who you would recommend it to. It’s not required, but it adds value to others!

Share a Short Review of Your June Lifetime of Reading Book

Be sure you’ve filled out the book log first, but then if you want to share a short, no-spoiler review of your pick with the group, you can do it here.

Share a Short Review of Your June Book Voyage Book

Be sure you’ve filled out the book log first, but then if you want to share a short, no-spoiler review of your pick with the group, you can do it here.

Share a Short Review of Your June Decades Book

Be sure you’ve filled out the book log first, but then if you want to share a short, no-spoiler review of your pick with the group, you can do it here.

Share Your Month of Reading Collage – June 2022 Reads

Many readers enjoy making a visual of their finished books each month. Instead of flooding the feed with posts, we gather them all here.

Please include your star rating for each book in the graphic or text. You’re also welcome to post your list in text form with no collage!

Have a Book to Recommend?

If you’ve read a book that would be perfect for one of the Decades, Book Voyage, or Lifetime of Reading lists, we’d love to hear about it!

Did you know we also have tons of other non-challenge book recommendations on our website? You can see them all in one place here!