You know what it is HIGH time for? A Forever Young Adult reading challenge! I mean, why haven’t we done this before?! We know you guys are out there reading YA (all kinds), but have you ever wanted to branch out a bit and try something new? Here at FYA HQ, we put our heads together to come up with twelve prompts to help you read a book each month that (hopefully) feels new to you.

We’ll be updating every month with recommendations for books from each challenge, as well as touching base with readers over on Instagram, so be sure to follow us there. Luckily for you, our spiffy new(ish) website has lots of search and organization features that will make it super easy for you to find books for each challenge. Now, without further ado…to the prompts!

FYA’s 2023 Reading Challenge

January: Read a book from our Required Reading list.

February: Read a book written by a Black author.

March: Read a book set in the 1930s or 1940s.

April: Read a book featuring a loyal pet.

May: Read a book featuring Asian voices.

June: Read a book featuring bisexual voices.

July: Read a book from the Banned Books list.

August: Read an alternate history book.

September: Read a book featuring Latinx voices.

October: Read a book about curses.

November: Read a book featuring trans girl, trans boy, or non-binary voices.

December: Read a book with an awesome parent or grandparent.

We’ll see you back here Monday with some recommendations for our January prompt!


Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.