Reading Challenge 2020

Book lovers: Are you up for a challenge? Everett Public Library has just the thing for you — the 2020 Everett Public Library Reading Challenge!

Girl reading a book on a bed, surrounded by many books

The challenge, which is a range of topics from which readers choose to read, is designed as an engaging way for you to explore a variety of genres and encourage a lifelong love of reading.

To submit your entry, take a photo of yourself holding the book (or at the event) and tag us (@eplsdotorg on Instagram or Twitter and @everettlibrary on Facebook).  You may also pick up or print a reading challenge checklist and return your completed challenge at either Everett Public Library location.


Each person may be get up to 15 chances to win a prize, depending on the number of books read and bonus events attended.

Winners will be randomly chose at 9am on January 4, 2021.  Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Everett Public Library.

Read in any order...

  1. A book by Yangsze Choo.  *Bonus* Attend the author event on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7pm, Evergreen Branch
  2. A book by Tayari Jones.  *Bonus* Attend the author event on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7pm, Everett Performing Arts Center
  3. A book by Phillip Margolin. *Bonus* Attend the author event on Saturday, March 14 at 2pm, Main Library
  4. A book set in the 1920s
  5. A graphic novel or comic book
  6. An eBook or audiobook *Tip* Use the Libby app to borrow books on your device
  7. A book that challenges your point of view
  8. A book of short stories or essays
  9. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
  10. A book recommended by library staff
  11. A book published in 2020
  12. A cookbook or a book about food