Challenge Your Shelf

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Interested in reading new things this year?

Join other readers in Challenge Your Shelf, a reading challenge to help diversify, expand, and introduce new genres to your reading habits. Read 25 books by December 31st by following our prompts and turn in your log to win a prize!

Stop by the Adult Services desk starting March 1st to sign up and get a list of the prompts and a reading log to record your books or check our website to get started.

How it works:

Read one book for 25 of the 30 prompts and earn a prize. You should have 5 prompts leftover. Use the reading log to record the titles and authors of the books you’ve read. Turn in your log at the Adult Services desk by the end of the year to earn a prize.

One prompt per book. Audiobooks and ebooks can be used for all of the prompts.

If you are stuck on a prompt, ask a librarian for recommendations!


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1. Book of a movie/TV show you’ve seen

2. An Antiracist book

3. A book with an LGBTQIA+ author or character

4. An Own voices book

5. A travel memoir

6. A book from a library display

7. Portal Fantasy

8. A graphic novel

9. A Banned book

10. A Book of poetry

11. A novella

12. An Edgar Award Winner/nominee

13. A Space Opera

14. A book about books or reading

15. A political thriller

16. A book with a happily ever after

17. A book recommended by a celebrity

18. A microhistory

19. An epistolary novel

20. First book in a series

21. A book inspired by another literary work

22. A book about something you’ve always wanted to learn about

23. A book about sports

24. A best-seller from genre you don’t normally read

25. A classic of genre fiction

26. A book in translation

27. A humor book

28. Historical fiction

29. An audiobook

30. A book featuring royalty