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Reading Challenge 2023

Our annual Reading Challenge has begun!

As always, we've curated an exciting collection of reading prompts to inspire you to explore new, unique, and unusual books on our shelves. Keep track of your progress with our handy Reading Challenge bookmark, available at all library locations or download and print your own. Happy reading!

Get Social

Share your progress on social media to let us know how your 2023 Reading Challenge is going. Post a book review or photo of your current Challenge read on Instagram with the hashtags #wclibraries #gongreads #readingchallenge. We'll be giving away some fantastic prizes throughout the year for people taking part. Be sure to like us on Facebook or Instagram for more details.

Challenge Prompts

Get ready to dive into a world of new and exciting books! Check out our 24 reading prompts for this year and tackle them in any order you choose. Feel free to get creative and make the challenges your own.

Check out the library catalogue to search and borrow your Challenge book, eBook, or eAudiobook.

  1. From the year you were born
  2. Became a song
  3. A step back in time
  4. With your favourite colour on the cover
  5. In a different world
  6. With a great first line
  7. An award winner
  8. A First Nations voice
  9. With a single-word title
  10. Something true
  11. With a house on the cover
  12. Read it, make it
  13. A bittersweet read
  14. Feel inspired
  15. From page to screen
  16. A seasonal read
  17. Poetry or verse
  18. Join the hype
  19. Take a journey
  20. With a number in the title
  21. Explore a new hobby
  22. From the local area
  23. New to me
  24. A walk in someone else's shoes

Need a little reading inspiration?

Check out our Reading Recommendations page for regular book recommendations, reading lists, and suggestions to help you get started. We will also link our reading recommendations for each prompt from throughout the year above!