Reading Challenge 2018

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Book lovers: Are you up for a challenge? Everett Public Library has just the thing for you — the 2018 Everett Public Library Reading Challenge!

The challenge, which is a yearlong list of topics from which readers choose a book to read each month, is designed as a fun way for our customers to explore a variety of genres and encourage a lifelong love of reading. 

Participants are encouraged to post a photograph of themselves holding the book (or just the book for those who are camera-shy) they’ve chosen for a particular month along with the hashtag #EVERETTREADS on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. One photograph will be randomly chosen each month and winners will receive $25 Amazon gift cards. Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Everett Public Library.

  • January: Read a book by a Washington state author.
  • February: Read a Walt Longmire book by Craig Johnson.
  • March: Read a biography/memoir.
  • April: Read a poetry book.
  • May: Read a book recommended by a library employee.
  • June: Read a book written by an author from a race or culture different than your own.
  • July: Read a book with a red, white, and/or blue cover.
  • August: Read a science fiction or science non-fiction book.
  • September: Read a book that was banned at some point.
  • October: Read a book with a one-word title.
  • November: Read a book that won a National Book Award.
  • December: Read a book recommended by a friend.