Use fresh reading prompts each year to discover authors, genres and books you might not otherwise pick up. Current year's prompts are listed below.
Take a photo of the book cover and share it on social media using #BroaderBookshelf.
Don't forget to jot each title down next to the prompt on your tracking sheet. Yes! You can check off more than one category with the same book! E-books and Audiobooks count.
Complete all 14 reading prompts and turn in your paper tracking record at your preferred location or e-mail a picture of your completed tracking record to firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll receive a Richland Library #Broader Bookshelf tote bag and a small prize. Your name will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an e-Reader. Submissions are due by December 31, 2023.
2023 Reading Prompts
- Read a book suggested by a Richland Library staff member
- Read an author’s debut title.
- Read a coming-of-age tale or a novel narrated by a child.
- Read a historical fiction novel set before 1900.
- Read a collection of poetry published since 2003.
- Read a mystery or thriller novel.
- Read a fiction or nonfiction book set in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana or Iowa.
- Read a Blind Date with a Book Selection (July & December).
- Read a novel based on real life events.
- Read a book written by an author of Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese descent.
- Read a book where the protagonist or subject is age 50 or older.
- Read a fiction or nonfiction book about technology.
- Read a book written by a Booker Prize or National Book Award nominated author.
- Read a fiction or nonfiction book about families.