As the year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about our goals for next year. Are you going to get active? Clean the house? Learn a new language or a new hobby? What about reading a ton of books? If it’s that last one, then you’re in luck! Every year, I put together a reading challenge for the staff, and last year, I decided to share it with all of you. There’s no prize for completing the challenge, except for that wonderful feeling of satisfaction that comes with a job well-done.

If you’re interested in participating in this year’s challenge, you can find the prompts listed below. Every time you read a book that fits a prompt (whether it’s about a con-artist, set in ancient times, or a spy thriller), just check the box next to the correct prompt.

The question I get the most is if you can use one book for multiple prompts. And the answer is yes. It’s your challenge to do what you would like with it. So, whether you want each book to have its own prompt or you’re trying to find a book that covers the most prompts possible, have at it!


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.