Adult Reading Challenge


Complete 24 challenges in 52 weeks and earn prizes while you go. Log your challenges online or pick up a bingo card at any SLPL location.


The 24 booklists featured below include the 24 Challenges in this year's competition.

The Challenges can be completed in any order.

You can choose to read a title from the booklist below or a similar title of your choosing.


READ FOUR (4) BOOKS: Win a “Challenge Accepted” sticker
READ EIGHT (8) BOOKS: Win a “SLPL Challenge” bookmark
READ SIXTEEN (16) BOOKS: Win an “I (HEART) SLPL” button
READ TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS (24): Win a set of coasters designed by Creative Experience staff members

Challenge 1

Adult Reading Challenge: Punny Titles

What's So Punny? Read a book with a pun in the title

Challenge 4

Books with Green, Purple or Gold Covers

Let the Good Times Roll: Celebrate Mardi Gras by reading a book with a purple, green or gold cover.

Challenge 6

Adult Reading Challenge: Nature

Read a book with a natural element in the title

Adult Reading Challenge: Not So Scary Horror

Not So Scary: Whether it's funny or scary, celebrate Halloween with horror.

Adult Reading Challenge: Twists and Turns

Twists and Turns: Read a book with secrets and surprises

Adult Reading Challenge: Long Story Short

Long Story Short: Try a few short stories

Adult Reading Challenge: True Crime

They'll Never Get Away with It: try a true crime book.

Adult Reading Challenge: Behaved Women Rarely Make History

Well behaved women rarely make history: women's history fiction or nonfiction
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