Are you on Goodreads? Join the Beaver Reading Challenge on Goodreads to connect with the Beaver community between in-person events.
A Note on Privacy
To see what you share with others on Goodreads, go to your Account Settings to review your privacy settings. You can join the group and still only share your profile with friends or share your profile with Goodreads members and let others explore what you've been reading and your reviews. It's up to you!
Goodreads: Track Your Books and Reading Progress
There are many ways you can keep track of which books you've read and want to read, and even track your progress while reading a book. Goodreads is one popular site, with both app and website options. Adding a book and tracking your progress can help provide motivation to keep working toward your reading goal!
The Beaver Reading Challenge promotes the celebration of reading on our campus. Specifically, reading for fun!
Reading to learn is important, and we support that, too! But research shows there are many benefits of reading, including:
The school year can stressful, but reading even for a few minutes can help you relax and provide a mental escape, which may even help you learn better!
We hope to grow a community of readers. It doesn't matter what you like to read or how fast you read. If you like to read or want to rediscover a love for reading or just want to try something new... you belong here!
Reading includes engaging with paper/print, digital, or audio formats
Books -- for our purposes -- usually tell a story (fiction or non-fiction) in long-form, but may be short. Formats may include:
No expectations or judgments! What you enjoy reading and choose to read is entirely up to you. While there are benefits to reading the greatest works of our time, there are many stories to choose from. Some are critically acclaimed, some are fan favorites and impossible to put down, and others might just speak to you. Read what you like, or ask for recommendations if you're unsure what to read next (see the "Reading Recommendations" button on the left).
We would love to hear about what you are reading or what you enjoy reading, and find a place where we can all talk about the joy of "books"!
Campus Reading Goal: 150 titles by December 15, 2023
We challenge Penn State Beaver, all together, to read 150 titles by the end of the semester! When you complete a read and submit a Reading Log and Review, we'll count that title toward the campus total.