2018 Reading Around the World Challenge
- Midwest United States: includes Kansas and surrounding states, St. Louis, Chicago
- Mexico and Canada: stories from our neighboring countries to the south and the north
- Europe: includes the great works of Russia, German classics, Italian, Spanish, sensational Swedish, and almost every book about World War I.
- Northeast United States: includes Boston, New York City, Washington DC
- Southern United States: includes Mississippi, southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Florida and Texas
- British Isles: includes Great Britain, London settings, Ireland, Scotland, Celtic stories
- Asia and Australia: includes classical Chinese, Japanese and Indian stories as well as modern Asian literature
- Western United States: includes California, Alaska, Hawaii
- Africa: includes with more than 50 countries and a time space dating back to the recorded history of early civilization
- Central and South America: includes literature from the Caribbean.
“You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed.” – Neil Gaiman
How does the Reading Around the World challenge work?
- Read a print book, an ebook or listen to an audiobook. Choose fiction or non-fiction. Choose a book set in the region for each category.
- Find your own books or use the library catalog, book lists of recommendations from the library, listen to the podcast discussions, or Novelist through the library’s website.
- Create a list in the library catalog of the titles you read. Complete the challenge to claim a book reward and be entered in the grand prize drawing. Winners will be announced on January 2, 2019. Print your tracking form or pick one up at the library!
- Email email@example.com for personalized recommendations for any category or more information.
Sign up now to receive:
- Regional book recommendations to help you find books from around the world
- New episodes of the library’s podcast HUSH with recommendations for each Reading Around the World category
- Encouragement from your local engaged community of readers
- Reminders to enter to win! Prizes for completing a book in each of the 10 categories will be awarded September 1 – December 31, 2018.