Reading Challenge

Mix up your reading routine and broaden your horizons in 2022! OPL librarians have created a series of reading challenges to push you outside your reading comfort zone and into new literary realms. Take on one challenge each month or complete them on your own timeline. Finish all 12 to qualify for a prize!

How it works:

  1. Read or listen to a book for each of the 12 challenges.
  2. Track your reading in your Reading Challenge notebook and complete the log sheet on the final page, or download one here, opens a new window.
  3. Starting April 1, 2022, you may submit your entries online or bring in your printed sheet to any OPL branch by December 31, 2022, to receive a pin and to be entered into a drawing for a book store gift card!

As you read through the challenges, share what you’re reading on social media and tag @omahalibrary on FacebookTwitter, opens a new window or Instagram, opens a new window.

Join a Reading Challenge Book Club for a lively discussion of the challenges. Share the books you're reading and get ideas for titles that apply to the different challenge themes. Registration is required.

If you have any questions about the Reading Challenge, contact

2022 Challenge

Read a comic book/graphic novel written/illustrated by a woman Blog | Titles, opens a new window
Read a book about sports Titles, opens a new window
Read a book from OPL's 2021 Top Shelf Titles
Read a book about neurodiversity Titles
Read a book by an Asian American or Pacific Islander author Titles
Read a book about or featuring water Titles
Read a book about travel Titles
Read a book by a Midwestern author Titles
Read a microhistory Titles
Read a book mentioned on The Book Drop Podcast Titles
Read a book published or set in the decade you were born Titles
Read a collection of short stories or essays Titles

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Past Challenges

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