Hello, readers! Every year, I put together a big reading challenge for the staff here at the library. This comprises of 40+ prompts that they can use to help them find their next read. I love reading challenges, since they really encourage readers to try something new and break out of their usual reading habits. If you also enjoy reading challenges, or even if you’ve never done one before, I encourage you to give this one a try! There’s no pressure to complete the entire list and no contest involved. This is just a fun way for you to spice up your reading habits!

So, whether you’re finally picking up a book you wanted to read last year or a title just published this year, I hope you have a lot of fun with this reading challenge. Just print the pages, and for each prompt you complete (such as a hard-boiled mystery or a book set in space), check the box next to it. And for those of you wondering if one book can be used for multiple prompts, the answer is that it’s really up to you! After all, this is your challenge, and you are the only one who can decide what works best for you!

To help you throughout the year, I’ll try to share some blog posts that feature the topics listed here. So, if you’re ever stumped for ideas, you might find some helpful suggestions!

If you would like a printable version of this challenge, you can find it at the bottom of the page. And of course, if you’re interested in completing a previous year’s challenge, you can find my lists for 2022 and 2021 here.


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.