2017 DCL Reading Challenge

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-9-24-25-amThis time of year is perfect for reflection and looking ahead. What do you want to achieve in the new year? If some of your New Year’s resolutions include reading, we have a great challenge for you! Our reading challenge is back with new challenge items to encourage you to broaden your reading in 2017.

It’s simple to participate:¬†Download our printable list.¬†Read all 12 challenge items on the list. Fill out the PDF and submit it to socialmedia@dclibraries.org to be entered to win a prize. Here are the 12 challenge items for 2017:






  • A book that changed your life
  • A book by an author of color
  • A “book club” book
  • A food memoir
  • A book that is more than 100 years old
  • A book set in a place you’d like to visit
  • A book based on a historical event
  • A book with a blue cover
  • A banned book
  • A horror book
  • A book that was turned into a movie
  • A funny book


Our staff is compiling lists of book suggestions to correspond with each challenge item. You do not have to read a book they suggest to complete the challenge; they are simply options to help you get started! Check back here to discover more ideas or walk into any of our DCL locations to chat with a staff member for a personalized recommendation.



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