Our year-long challenge is here to help you expand your reading horizons. For each month of 2022 we’ve created a reading task to encourage you to try something new. Complete the tasks in order or jump around the calendar. It’s up to you.
Throughout the year, check our library blog or ask your librarians for book suggestions to help you complete the challenge. Give us a call at 708-867-7828. We’re here to help.
Download a printable form, or ask for one at the library. In December 2022, submit your completed challenge for a chance to win an advanced reader copy of a new book to help you get started on your 2023 challenge.
Check our Reading Challenge blog for suggestions to help complete each month’s task.
01. In honor or National Science Fiction Day on January 2nd, read a hard sci-fi novel rooted in actual, real-world science.
02. In honor of Tell a Fairy Tale Day on February 26th, Read a retelling of a classic fairy tale or myth.
03. In honor of National Write Down Your Story Day on March 14th, read a memoir or autobiography.
04. In honor of National Deep Dish Pizza Day on April 5th, read a novel set in Chicago.
05. In honor of National Paranormal Day on May 3rd read a haunted house or ghost story.
06. In honor of Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, read a nonfiction book about anti-racism.
07. National Moon Day on July 20th commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. To celebrate, read a book about NASA and the Space Program.
08. In honor of National Tell a Joke Day on August 16th, read a comedy book.
09. In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th, read a book set on the high seas.
10. In honor of National Pierogi Day on October 8th read a book by a Polish author.
11. In honor of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th, read a thriller that does not feature women as victims.
12. Nobel Prizes are presented to new laureates on December 10th. Celebrate by reading a Nobel winning novel.