Perks Inspired Reading Challenge!

In the novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie’s English Teacher, Bill Anderson, assigns extra books for Charlie to read and write essays. By the end of the book, I realized I had only read about 2 of the assigned novels.

So why not make it into a reading challenge?

Aim: Read the follow books before the anniversary of the novel’s publication: February 1st, 2016

Book list:

Walden      The Great Gatsby Naked Lunch

The Catcher in the Rye    To Kill A Mockingbird      The Fountainhead

Peter Pan   On the Road     The Stranger


I thought it would be fun way to motivate me to read these novels and play. I read the blurbs of the ones I had never heard of and they seem interesting. Others, I genuinely wanted to read back in high school but never got to it. I have already read The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. Click on the pictures to read the book’s blurb from Goodreads. There is a possibility that I might have missed a book or shared the wrong one. I’ll greatly appreciate it if you point out any blunders or inform me of any missing books.


The list doesn’t look as intimidating as the 50 Books Before You Die reading challenge, am I right?



4 thoughts on “Perks Inspired Reading Challenge!

      • Yes! I’ve read The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, parts of Walden, The Great Gatsby, and The Perks of being a Wallflower. The only book I didn’t enjoy as much was To Kill a Mockingbird because I read it too young to appreciate it. I’d really like to read more of these though! Happy reading! I’d love to hear what you think of these books! 🙂


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