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#30DaysofGOOD Challenge: 26. Lend Someone a Book

Each month, we challenge our community to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. September's challenge? To connect.

Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for September? To connect with other people. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Lend someone a book.

Sometimes the best part of lending a book is not getting it back. I'm hustling to finish A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan so that I can lend it to my friend Ben by the end of the day. It's been a great book to get me through bus rides this week, and an easy one to transition in and out of since I don't have the time for long stretches of leisurely reading.

But I can't remember the last time I lent a book and actually remembered to ask the borrower for it back. I prefer to let books float around, from person to person. So Ben, if you're reading this, consider the book yours. Just be sure to lend it out to someone else.

- Zak Stone


Ready, set, go! Good luck completing today's challenge. Share your experience on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook by using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD, or let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Tomorrow's challenge: Introduce two friends who don't know each other.

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