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2017 Library Reading Challenge

Join the library reading challenge and win some some prizes.

Pick 12 of the 50 categories listed below. Read a book for each category you select and record your work on an official Library Challenge participation form, available at the Reference and Circulation desks. Submit your completed form to the Circulation Desk by July 15 to be eligible to enter the raffle.  Only one raffle entry per patron.

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Here are the categories.
Click on the category for some suggestions or you can find your own!  We will continually update these suggestions, so check back often!
  • a banned book
  • a book a friend recommended
  • an audiobook
  • a book at the bottom of your to read list
  • a book based in a different time in history
  • a book based on a true story
  • a book by a female author
  • a book by an author with your initials
  • a book by an author you’ve never read before
  • a book for adults with illustrations and/or pictures
  • a book from your childhood
  • a book of short stories
  • a book you reread
  • a book published the same year you were born
  • a book by someone who isn’t a writer
  • a book set in a different country
  • a book set in Connecticut
  • a self-published book
  • a book set in the future
  • a book that became a movie
  • a book that has a color in the title
  • a book that is 100+ years old
  • a book that might make you cry
  • a book that scares you
  • a nonfiction graphic novel
  • a book of poetry
  • a book based on a fairy tale
  • a book with a one word title
  • a book with a strong female lead
  • a book with bad reviews
  • a book with magic
  • a book with non-human characters
  • a self-help book
  • a book written by a teenager
  • a book written by someone under 30
  • a book about politics
  • a book you choose based entirely on its cover
  • a book you never got to finish
  • a book you own but have never read
  • a book you were supposed to read in school
  • a classic romance
  • a book with a LGBT protagonish
  • a graphic novel
  • a book about science
  • a mystery or thriller
  • a nonfiction book
  • a play
  • an award winning book
  • a book from an author that you love
  • an author’s first book