Find a new read or revisit an old favorite in our 30 Books in 30 Weeks Reading Challenge! Whether you’re looking to expand your horizons or clear out your backlog, our Reading Challenge is a fun way to discover new titles and topics!
Update 6/4/2020: To help readers enjoy the challenge during the ongoing pandemic, we have extended the program to December 11, 2020!
Beginning January 13, 2020, you may register for the Reading Challenge on Beanstack or by visiting the Reference Department to receive a Reading Log and a list of categories.
Click here to register on Beanstack or update your online Reading Log.
Need help registering for Beanstack? Click here for our step-by-step instructions.
How It Works
You may choose 30 of the 35 available categories. One book counts for one category. No repeats, please! When you have finished a title, record its name and author on Beanstack or on your reading log.
You can set your own pace! You may space your choices out however you prefer over the course of the program, and categories can be read in any order that you choose.
Complete your 30 books by December 11, 2020 to finish the program and to be eligible to enter our raffle! Raffle prizes will be announced at a later date.
Below are the 35 categories for the Reading Challenge. Choose any 30 of these categories. You may select any book that you’d like that fits within the description of a category.
Need a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our librarians have provided book lists for applicable categories. Lists are available in the Reference Department, or click a highlighted category below to download a list in PDF format.