Reading Challenge 2018

Want to read often and read more in 2018?

ReadThe City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Libraries are challenging you to read as many books as possible from 30 categories by 1 December 2018.

Make yourself a cuppa, download the entry form and plan your reading list based on the supplied categories. And then get reading!

Download: Reading Challenge Entry Form


Win a Dillons book voucher

Enter your completed entry form into our raffle for your chance to win one of three $50 Dillons Norwood Bookshop vouchers.

For your chance to win:

  • read books from over 15 categories
  • record the completed book titles on the entry form
  • drop off your completed form at one of our three libraries

Entries will be accepted from 1 April to 1 December 2018, from participants aged 15 years and over.


Reading categories

1. Book by an Australian author  16. Book set in the future
2. Book with a purple cover  17. Book featuring time-travel
3. Book with a character’s name in the title  18. Romance
4. Historical fiction  19. Classic
5. Graphic novel  20. Instructional book e.g. language, cooking
6. Book translated from another language  21. Audiobook
7. Short story collection  22. Scary story
8. Book with less than 300 pages  23. Story set somewhere in Asia
9. Mystery  24. eBook
10. Book that has a movie/television adaption  25. Book that you think has a bad cover
11. Book that is outside of your comfort zone  26. Book that challenges your opinion
12. Biography  27. Award-winning book
13. Book featured in ‘The Word Is Out’  28. Fantasy
14. First book of a series  29. Book with a title that has 5 words or more
15. Non-fiction  30. Book with over 600 pages

Need help finding books?

If you need help finding books for the challenge, check out the following websites:

Have fun!