2016 Teen Reading Challenge


 Challenge yourself and stretch your reading limits by exploring new  voices, worlds, and genres.  Take our 12-month challenge:  each month, read a book (or more!) from one of the categories listed below, and    enter our monthly gift card drawing.  Complete all 12 categories to   qualify  for the grand prize drawing! (You do not have to complete the challenge in the order the categories are listed; pick the order of categories yourself!)

  • a book set on a different continent
  • a book in a genre you don’t typically read
  • a book by a person whose gender is different from your own
  •  a book that is a retelling of a classic story (fairytale, Shakespearian play, classic novel, etc.)
  • a book that someone else has recommended to you
  • a book that is the first book in a series
  • a book about a social issue (mental health, self-identity, LGBTQ , poverty, etc.)
  • a book that has been made into a movie
  • a graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics 
  • an audiobook
  • a book set in the future
  • a book “everyone” has read but you


Read a book for the challenge and want to submit an entry for our gift card drawing? Fill out an online entry form by clicking here!