After 2 weeks of our summer reading challenge, I am thrilled to report on our reading progress. Most participating students have already read 10 papers! Keeping up to date on an ever growing body of scientific contributions is a difficult task. Making a plan, and consciously setting aside time each day to read one new paper is a great way to start. Personally, when my to-do list is long, reading papers is one of the first things that continues to get bumped down the list. Making it a priority and scheduling it into my day helps me to be sure that I meet my goal. Two weeks down and 8 more to go. If you want to check out what #popmed students are reading for the #50papers challenge search the hashtags on Twitter.