Start off the new year with a reading challenge.
The NoveList Reading Challenge offers 12 unique prompts designed to help you stretch those reading muscles and step out of your comfort zone. Click Here to sign up to receive emails with each month's themes and reading recommendations. This challenge is geared towards adults and older teens.
Late start? No problem! Readers are welcome to join the challenge at any point during the 2024 calendar year as long as they complete all 12 reading prompts.
Download our Reading Log to get started.
2024 Reading Themes
JanuaryStart off the year exploring new authors by reading a 2023 debut.
Read a romance or love story starring Asian characters.
Read a book from the last five years that's been adapted into a movie or TV series.
Discover the joy of communal reading! Read to or in a group of two or more.
Read a standalone manga or the first volume of a manga series.
Keep it quick by reading a novella.
Read a book set in Australia or New Zealand.
Enjoy a mix of magic and the macabre with a dark fantasy.
Get ready for the coziest season by reading a cozy mystery.
Embrace the scary by reading a creepy horror novel or ghost story.
Read a novel by an Indigenous author.
Wrap up the year with an award-winning book from the last three years.
Prize for Completion
Any patron who successfully completes the 2024 NoveList Reading Challenge and turns in their reading log at the end of the year will be able to choose one of the following prizes: a library branded tote bag, can glass, or baseball cap. Logs can be exchanged for prizes from December 9th, 2024 - January 31st, 2025.
No printer? No problem! Pick up a pre-printed copy of the reading log at any ICPL branch.
Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList is a reader's advisory tool, free with your library card. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. Learn more about NoveList on our Books & More page.