Open Books Reading Challenge

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open_books_purpleWhat Is 'Open Books'?

The Open Books Reading Challenge is a year-long reading challenge for people interested in pushing the boundaries of their reading. Here's how it works: We give you a list of 15 challenge categories. You'll have until the end of the year to read a book from at least 12 of those categories (that's just one book a month!). If you finish, you'll get a coffee mug that you can use to brag about your accomplishment!

The Challenge

Here's what you'll be reading in 2018:

Click here to download a printable .pdf of the 2018 checklist!

To successfully complete the challenge, you'll need to read a book in at least 12 of the 15 categories. That may sound like a lot, but no worries—you've got until December 31st to finish! Not only that, but if you happen to read a book that falls into more than one category, you can count it more than once!

Need help finding a book for some of these categories? Check out the lists above, ask a library staff member or join the Open Books Facebook group to discuss what you're reading with fellow challengers!



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