2017 Reading Challenge

This year our library staff is participating in a reading challenge to read widely and share what we're reading with others. This is the first of many conversation starters in a "Reading Revolution", an effort to champion literacy and make talking about books and reading a priority in our community. Because reading is cool.

The challenge is pretty easy. Pick a book - any book - that fits into one of the categories listed below. Challenge yourself to select titles outside of your reading comfort zone. Explore new genres, authors, and formats.

You can also find the challenge on our website, and I'm keeping my challenge updated with what I've completed below! Feel free to jump in and participate!

  • A book you own but have never read
  • A teen book - The Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  • A book you haven't read since high school
  • A book set in Indiana
  • A book set in a historical time period- The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • A New York Time's bestseller - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • A book that's becoming a movie this year - Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • A book set in the Middle East- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • A book written by a celebrity
  • A book at least 100 years old
  • A children’s book - The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  • A graphic novel - Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis
  • A book recommended by a family member
  • A book recommended by a co-worker - The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer
  • A book that is published in 2017 - Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  • A book that takes place during summer - Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  • A book on your TBR list for 3+ years - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • A biography or autobiography
  • A book you like just because of the cover - Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  • A genre you don’t normally read - The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto




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