I’m a big reader. I mean, I read a TON of books each year. And sometimes, to make things more interesting, I like to do reading challenges. These are lists of prompts to help you choose your next book. They can range from super-broad (a book with a blue cover) to very specific (a mystery set in the city you were born in). Reading challenges are fun because they encourage you to read outside of your comfort zone. And since I already read a lot of different things, it becomes a fun way to help me pare down my reading list.

Every year for the past few years, I’ve been creating my own reading challenges and sharing them with the staff at the library. This year, I thought I’d share it with you!

(Full disclosure: This is not considered a library program, and no, there is no prize attached to the challenge. As it is for the staff, reading is its own reward!)

You can also download the challenge in one convenient PDF file below.


I'm the Reader's Advisory Librarian at WPPL. My interests include old horror films, classic novels, manga and anime, paper-crafting, and plants. If you like my suggestions, you can request personalized recommendations from me on My Librarian page.