2019 Reading Challenge

Our Reading Challenge is back for a fourth year to help you get more from your reading life.

Our challenge will help you broaden your reading in 2019 to select titles you may not have picked yourself. We hope you find a new favorite. We know you have busy lives, so we’re not asking you to complete 20-plus challenge items. We’ve picked 12 fun categories, which averages out to a book a month.

Sign Up!

Get started! Enter your email below to join the 2019 DCL Reading Challenge. We’ll send you a DCL Reading Challenge kit complete with book trackers as well as a link to log your reading.

Choose Incredible Books

As readers, we know this is sometimes easier said than done. Sometimes a book sounds like it is going to be great, but it turns out to be a dud. We’re here to help! Ask a DCL staff member for recommendations (either in one of our libraries or through our Just for You service). We’ll also update this page with staff selections for each category. Stay tuned!

Keep Track

Part of our Reading Challenge kit includes a printable bookmark and progress tracker; however, you don’t need to use them to complete the challenge. Stick to whatever method of logging you like: a simple journal, GoodReads, Instagram, Excel, or even your Completed Shelf in the DCL catalog. Choose whatever method works for you.
To finish the challenge, click on the link to our form where you can enter all the titles for each category. You’ll automatically be entered to win a DCL prize.


Let your fellow book lovers know what you’re reading. Share snapshots of what you’re reading for the challenge on social media using the hashtag #DCLReadingChallenge. We’re on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; tag us @dclcolorado.

Happy Reading!

Find more books for the Reading Challenge!

What will you read for the "Children's Chapter Book" category? Share here!