Harlequin Enterprises has a wonderful challenge going on right now. They are getting their eHarlequin Community to read 100,000 Books this year to benefit the National Center for Family Literacy. If they achieve their goal, they’ll be donating the equivalent number of books to this charity who have taken on the challenge to find solutions to the literacy crisis. This is equivalent to a $700,000 donation that will benefit women and their families and impact lives by helping to bring the love of reading home.
If you’d like to join in on this challenge, just take a few minutes to register at eHarlequin.com. No purchase is required. All you need to do is post a short review of each book you’ve read. That’s it! Read a book and create a book review and you’ve added one more book to the total. If 3,000 authors read 10 books each, then that’s 30,000 books! So far, the tally stands at 6,500 books. You can participate individually or in teams by adding a team name to the tag list associated with your book review. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know what some of our most engaged and avid readers think and feel about the books you write.
All Harlequin requires is that 50% of the books read be published by Harlequin. That leaves a lot of selection, as they have dozens of imprints from NY Times bestsellers on their MIRA and HQN imprints to inspirational fiction to even non-fiction, their newest acquisitions.
If you read only ONE book this year, make it count!
Here is the link to the challenge rules and introduction.