2022 Adult Reading Challenge

Challenge yourself in the new year to broaden your reading horizons by exploring our diverse library collection. Try to read 12 of the 13 prompts below. Stop at the Reference Desk if you need help finding a title and to share your favorites with us!

Fill out the Reading Challenge Form for a chance to win a pass to Grounds for Sculpture. You may fill out the form for each prompt you complete (you could enter 13 times)!

Click on a prompt for a list of suggested titles.

1. Read a modern gothic novel published after 1950.


2. Read a crime novel by a marginalized author (BIPOC or LGBTQIA+).


3. Listen to an audiobook that is less than six hours long.
Check out our CDs or try streaming an audiobook through the Libby and Hoopla apps.


4. Read a Women’s Prize for fiction winner from any year.


5. Read a memoir written by someone who is trans or nonbinary.


6. Read a book of poetry in translation by an Asian poet.


7. Read a graphic novel retelling of a fairytale, folklore, or myth.


8. Read a romance novel whose main character has a chronic illness or physical disability.


9. Read a biography of an indigenous person.


10. Read a non-fiction book about a real person that is from an Arabic country or an historic event that took place in an Arabic country.


11. Read an Afrofuturism or Afrofantasy novel.


12. Read a speculative novel by a Latinx author.


13. Read a Young Adult novel that has been adapted into a television show.