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2018 KHCPL Staff Reading Challenge

In any order, read a book with the following:

  • A book from any Staff List on Bibliocore
  • A book that’s been banned within the past five years
  • A book with a bird on the cover
  • A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  • A book from the 2018 Howard County Reads list
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability
  • A book from your “For Later” shelf in your Bibliocore account
  • A book that’s published in 2018
  • A book involving a mythical creature
  • A book that has a type of drink as part of the title
  • A novel written in 1st person POV
  • A book with a green spine
  • A book set in the 19th Century
  • A book with the word “flame” in the title
  • A book that Novelist randomly suggests to you as a “read alike”
  • A book with pictures
  • A book written by a Latin or Hispanic author
  • A book set in two different time periods
  • A book recommended to you by a co-worker
  • A book that’s becoming a movie in 2018

If you finish those, you may continue and read the following six advanced books:

  • A book recommended by an author you love
  • A book by a local author
  • A book about a library or a librarian
  • A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  • Any E-Book
  • A novel in free verse

Our patrons are invited to play along on the challenge. Be creative and find books that meet these challenges, and maybe you’ll find a new author or book that you’d never pick up otherwise. The only real rule is to have fun, and compare your finds to what staff is finding and reading.

Staff who are participating will be periodically posting the books they’ve found to meet the challenge as Staff Lists in Bibliocore. Be sure to make an account and follow along!