Saturday, November 20, 2010

Reading Madly Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2011

Unruly Reader is hosting the Reading Madly Challenge. She writes:

If you’re a Mad Men person, this reading challenge is for you! The challenge: Read books related to Mad Men. And when I say “related,” the relationship can be tangential… You get to choose.


  • books read by characters on the show
  • books published in the late 1950s and early/mid-1960s
  • books about the early/mid-1960s: JFK, LBJ, feminism, race relations, space race, Cold War, Vietnam War
  • books about advertising

Anything that you can tie in to Mad Men qualifies. If you can justify it to yourself, you’re all set.

Levels of Participation:

  1. TV AD: Read 7 books—at least 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction.
  2. FULL-PAGE AD: Read 5 books—at least 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction.
  3. HALF-PAGE AD: Read 3 books—at least 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction.


  • Participants may join anytime before December 31, 2011.
  • Re-reads, audiobooks, and overlaps with other challenges are fine.
  • No need to list your books beforehand, and no need to write reviews.
Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.