Here at FFL, we’re a big fan of books, and we know that many of you all are too. Everytime we post an article of listicle about books and reading, we get calls to make a book club. We wanted to do something special for 2017. We have put together an FFL Reading Challenge. There are 10 challenges that are customizable to every reader, though we’ve given you a few suggestions. The beauty of this challenge is the way it is unique to every reader. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, thick books or quick reads, this challenge is for you. Think outside the box and challenge yourself to read at least ten books this year. We know you can do it.

These challenges are designed to help you grow as a reader, a conservative, and as a person in general. We’ve included some musts, like books about Ronald Reagan, some self-help books, and a few throwbacks to history. We also want you to keep current, so read something published in 2017. Our “Author Under 30” challenge is designed to show you that just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t be a huge success. Our “Alma Mater” challenge is designed to get you diving into the history of your college, or your high school, or your dream school, whatever you choose. For some schools, this will be easier than others, but if you’re ever having trouble, just ask your school’s librarian to point you in the right direction. Use #FFLReadingChallenge to show us what you’re reading in 2017. Let us know when you complete the entire challenge.

1) A book published this year (2017)

Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth

This Life I Live by Rory Feek

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

2) A book with an American flag on the cover

The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin

Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America by Donald Trump

Raising The Bar by Gabby Douglas

3) A book written by a graduate of your alma mater

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

God and Man at Yale by William F Buckley Jr

4) A book set during the Revolutionary War

Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara

1776 by David McCullough

The Turncoat: Renegades of the Revolution by Donna Thorland

5) A book by an in office politician or someone in the Trump Administration

Can’t Is Not an Option by Nikki Haley

Time to Get Tough by Donald Trump

Turning Point: Reclaiming an American We Can Believe In by KT McFarland

6) A self help book geared towards women

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

7) A book written by someone under 30

Assault and Flattery by Katie Pavlich

Courage to Soar by Simone Biles

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

8) A book about Ronald Reagan

An American Life by Ronald Reagan

When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan

I Love You Ronnie by Nancy Reagan

9) A Pulitzer Prize winning book

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Orphan Train by Christina Baker-Kline

10) A book by an author you don’t agree with

Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In By Bernie Sanders

In Trump We Trust by Ann Coulter

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member
Aryssa is a student at Yale University, where she enjoys worshiping the patriarchy, making sandwiches, and finding a husband. She loves wearing her FFL gear and documenting the horrific expressions that ensue for her scrapbook. When she is not being "oppressed" by the patriarchy, she enjoys Lilly Pulitzer and classic novels.