Match one book to each prompt for a total of 24 books throughout the year. We'll try new authors or genres, push ourselves to read more, read differently, and most importantly... have fun!

Looking for the 2022 list? It's here.

12 months. 24 prompts. Are you in?

  1.   A book set in a place you wish to visit
  2.   A book written from multiple points of view
  3.   The first book in a series you've never read
  4.   A book originally written in another language
  5.   A graphic novel adaptation of a literary classic
  6.   A book published in the year you were born
  7.   Try an activity from a nonfiction book: a recipe, craft, card trick, joke, foreign language, etc.
  8.   A book set in the future
  9.   A book related to one of the seasons of the year
  10. A book by a local author
  11. A biography of an actor, artist, or musician whose work you enjoy
  12. A library staff pick
  13. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
  14. A book with a two-word title
  15. A Sunshine State book from any year
  16. A book you were assigned in school
  17. A collection of short stories, essays, or letters
  18. A banned or challenged book
  19. A fiction or nonfiction book about a major world event
  20. A book with the word "book" in the title
  21. A book with an animal on the cover
  22. A book written under an author's pseudonym
  23. Read (part of) any book while in the library
  24. Any book published in 2023


How does it work?

Using the list above, match one book to each of the 24 prompts (24 books total). Get as creative as you like when interpreting the prompts!

When January 1 rolls around, start reading! The 2023 challenge must be completed by December 31, 2023.

Track your progress on the official challenge form. You can also pick one up at the library beginning in January. Once you've finished one of the prompts, check it off the list and make note of which title you've read and the date you finished the book.

You can complete the list in any order. You can also interpret the prompts as narrowly or broadly as you'd like, using any format of reading and any author or genre that you feel fits the prompt.

This challenge is for ages 13+.


Claim your prize

Once the list is complete, bring it into any Charlotte County Library branch at any time in 2023. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a prize, while supplies last!