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Apr 13 2015

I Challenge You!

by Jencey G

Are you up for a challenge? Are you tired of reading the same types of books all the time and interested in a change? A reading challenge is a great way to do that. There are no prizes, but there are opportunities for you to try something different. Who is ready for something new or different?

Reading challenges, such as Pop Sugar, have tasks to help you pick books that you the reader would not ordinarily read. Since summer reading is coming up soon, this challenge would be a great way to keep track of books for the summer reading program at your local library. This year, Pop Sugar came out with a reading challenge that offers many opportunities for you to grow as a reader.  The challenge offers up tasks such as:

What book can you read in one sitting?

What is the first book that came out by your favorite author?

Read a book that has a number in the title.

Read a nonfiction book.

The Library has all kinds of resources to help you pick a great read.  Take a look at our Shelf Help page, DCPL on Pinterest, or use our online resource Novelist. For other reading challenges to participate in visit Goodreads or Book Riot. See how one of these challenges might fit into your summer reading!  You never know where a good book might take you!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dea Anne M April 13, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Thanks for the post, Jencey. Also, thanks for the list of great resources. I certainly need to get out of my reading rut and challenge myself more!

Hope L April 30, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Jencey, thanks for the encouragement to read something different! I’m afraid I’ve been in the rut of reading only non-fiction for years now, and while I know I’m missing out on so much, I keep finding books (non-fiction, natch) that I just cannot resist!

Shantrice W. August 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM

I try to participate in the Staff Summer Reading Program each year by challenging myself to read a book or listen to an audiobook I wouldn’t normally read. This year I started with The Day My Butt Went Psycho! by Andy Griffiths. Believe me when I say this story was truly a reading challenge. I’m not sure how I made it through but I did. I think I may have been about two decades too old to truly enjoy it.

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