2021 Reading Challenge

Looking to read more in the new year? Join the Library’s reading challenge to read 25 books in 2021! The challenge is designed to help readers find engaging books and maybe even new reading interests. To participate, sign up on the Library’s GoodReads page. After you sign up, be sure to visit often as it is also a great way to connect with other readers, get recommendations and support others tackling the challenge.

Follow these simple steps to sign up:

  1. Visit the Library’s GoodReads page.
    • Already a member of GoodReads? Be sure you are signed in.
    • If you are not a GoodReads member, create an account.
  2. Once you are logged into your account, click on the Join Group button.
  3. Click on the Discussion Board to see a list of all the boards.
  4. Click on 2021 Reading Challenge to see all the topics for the challenge.
  5. Find the Welcome! post and click on it.
  6. Click on the Reply link below the initial post. Add your name and any thoughts you have about doing the challenge.
  7. Hit Post and you are signed up!

For this challenge, both fiction and nonfiction titles count. You can keep track of your books on a separate bookshelf in your GoodReads account, but we also have a handy printable log and  fillable spreadsheet.

This year, we want to read:

  1. Adventure, thriller or crime
  2. Color or number in title
  3. About weather or weather plays a significant role
  4. Takes place during wartime
  5. History or historical fiction
  6. Collection of essays, poetry or short stories
  7. Biography/memoir or fictionalized biography/memoir
  8. A best-selling or award-winning book
  9. Written by more than one author
  10. Debut author
  11. A title by a favorite author that you haven’t read yet
  12. An author you’ve never read before
  13. A funny book or one with a happy ending
  14. A comforting or cozy read
  15. Reader’s choice
  16. Reread a book that you love
  17. One that has been on your TBR list for a long time
  18. A book that has been highly recommended/well-reviewed but isn’t what you normally read
  19. A recommendation from a family member, best friend or librarian
  20. Originally published in the 1970s
  21. Originally published in the 1980s
  22. Originally published in the 1990s
  23. Originally published in the 2000s
  24. Originally published in the 2010s
  25. Published in 2021