March is Reading Month!

I can see it.  It’s right there…at the end of this week…


March is one of my favorite months because it’s a very celebratory month: Charlie’s birthday, my birthday, my sister-in-law’s birthday, lent, the end of the the third quarter at school, the first day of spring…lots of great stuff.

The other great thing about March is that it is Reading Month.

Reading Month with Hudsonville

I will admit that Eddie and I eat up every reading program we can get our hands on. In the summer we visit our local library and pick up a reading challenge–along with ten books each visit.

This March, I am going to be doing book clubs with my seniors to help encourage reading.  Since the new titles have started showing up in my classroom, they have already started showing their excitement. I have to admit I am excited too! The titles I have chosen (with the help of our media center specialist) are: The Fault in Our StarsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Mudbound, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

I figure Eddie’s preschool will do something for Reading Month, but I also want to reinforce it at home, so I was super excited to find that Hudsonville Ice Cream is launching a reading program next month.

This past summer Hudsonville Ice Cream generously donated ice cream and other provisions for our neighborhood to have an ice cream social. They have been a long-time favorite of mine–and pretty much anyone local.

Their reading program rules and calendar can be found here. The rules are pretty simple: read every day!

Of course there are prizes involved too:

2 winners: Hudsonville Ice Cream for a YEAR!
2 winners: Hudsonville Ice Cream for your Class
5 winners: Hudsonville Ice Cream for your family
2 winners: March is Reading Month book basket

Anyone can enter, but prizes can only be redeemed in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois (where Hudsonville Ice Cream is carried), but that shouldn’t stop you from entering because READING!  And ICE CREAM!

Each week I will share what the Sluiters have been reading too…so join us!  READ!


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Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I just love reading, promoting reading, and ice cream…specifically Hudsonville Ice Cream.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Swoon. Reading and ice cream – two of my most favorite things!

    (March is a big birthday month at our house, too! Fun but exhausting, yes?)

  2. I love this program! Where do I sign up?
    Oh wait, I’m in MALAYSIA. Sigh.
    I’ll eat ice cream and read anyway.
    Yay Reading Month!

  3. I was thinking the same thing as Alison! I should see if there is any kind of reading challenge going on in my area. You know I love reading too! 🙂

  4. Reading and Ice Cream is really awesome in Canada as well, you know? I would try Hudsonville Ice Cream in a heartbeat 😉

  5. I love reading so much, and Cady is so not into it. I think James may be later, but right now he is still learning. I wonder if I could entice her to read with ice cream.

  6. Yay for reading month! Reading and ice cream sound like the perfect combo!
    March is my husband’s birthday – he starts reminding us in December. 🙂

  7. I love reading challenges. I love reading for reading’s sake, but a challenge? HOW CAN I REFUSE? March to me, though, is also about potential spring-like days. Just snippets, mind, but BETTER THAN 27 DEGREES.

  8. Books and ice cream go together like ice cream and my belly. Great program!

  9. WOOT for March b-days, ice cream and reading!!! 😀

  10. Ice cream and reading! Wow!

    It doesn’t get any better than that!

  11. Reading WITH ice cream is the best ever! I just watched The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, the movie, and I was so touched by it….it affected me. So, I think maybe I should read the book, too.

  12. Thanks for sharing! Already downloaded and on my fridge for the kids.