The GGS Reading Challenge 2024

This year’s reading challenge devised by our student and staff book clubs is to read 12 books in 12 months. But there’s twist – one must be from each of the 12 inspiring and illuminating categories below. You start with any category, and complete in any order for example, you might start by checking out the 200+ book reviews to find a one that appeals, then, once finished, read a book that is a film or tv series (that’s two out of 12 completed!). The book covers are suggestions only – click on the cover as some feature as reviews already.

Just be sure to collect (or download below) a GGS Reading Challenge 2024 tracking form from the library to keep track of your progress. Return it completed by the March 1st 2025 to be in for a chance to win one of two £25 book tokens.

GGS Reading Challenge 2024 Tracking Form

Share your reading experience:
– share your current read by changing your personal profile icon on Office 365 to the book cover just like this:

– tell everyone you’ve taken on the challenge and encourage friends, peers and teachers to too
write a review to let everyone know what you thought – simply email these to and we’ll post it

We hope you enjoy this year’s reading challenge. Good luck!

A bildungsroman (coming-of-age) novel

A book that features a neurodiverse protagonist or by an author who is neurodivergent

A book set in another country (see 2022’s Reading Challenge for further inspiration)

A book that is now a film or TV series

A book that features disability representation

A book set in WWI or WWII

A book featuring LGBTQ+ characters or written by those in the LGBTQ+ community

A book with an awesome female protagonist

A book by a writer of colour

A classic or modern classic

A recommendation from a teacher or peer