Discover new titles, explore big ideas, and read outside your comfort zone! Pick up a paper tracking sheet at the library (printer-friendly version available here).

2024 LPPL Reading Challenge:

January: A book with a bird on the cover.
February: A book set mainly in Africa. 
March: A memoir. 
April: A book with “sun” or “star” in the title.  
May: A book adapted as a TV show or movie. 
June: A book by a 2SLGBTQ author.  
July: A book with a day in the title.  
August: A book with a one-word title.  
September: A sequel.  
October: A book with a black-and-white cover. 
November: A book with food or drink in the title. 
December: A book published in 2024.

2023 LPPL Reading Challenge:

What is a reading challenge?

A reading challenge encourages you to read (or listen) outside your comfort zone. Try a new author, a new genre, or a new format.

Who can participate?

Anyone over the age of 13. To be eligible to win the prize draw, you must have a Lincoln Pelham Public Library card. Need a card? Visit any LPPL branch to sign up.

What counts?

Print books, eBooks, audiobooks, YA, graphic novels, short story collections, you name it! Magazines and children’s books do not count.

Do the books have to be library books?

Not at all. Check out library booksdownload eBooks, borrow from friends, shop at a local bookstore, or visit your bookshelf at home.

Help! I don’t know what to read!

We’re here to help! Each month the library will share recommended reads for each theme. Remember to be creative when choosing your books.
You can also join the LPPL Reading Challenge Facebook group to see what others are reading and share your ideas!

How do I complete the challenge?

Read and log one book from each category (12 total). You do not have to go in order but are encouraged to do so.

For 2023: Submit your list in person at any LPPL branch or log all your books on Beanstack by Saturday, January 6, 2024 to be entered in the prize draw.

For 2024: Submit your list in person at any LPPL branch or log all your books online (form to come in December) by Saturday, January 4, 2025 to be entered in the prize draw.