Reading Challenge 2019

Want to read more and more often in 2019? Join our Reading Challenge!

Reading booksThe City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Libraries are challenging you to read as many books as possible from 30 categories by 1 December 2019.

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 March to 1 December, from participants aged 15 years and over. One entry per person.


Reading categories

1.An audio book by an Australian author  16. Book set in the 1800s or earlier
2. Book with a green cover  17. Book with an animal on the cover
3. Book with the word Adventure in the title  18.A book about friendship
4. A fiction set near the ocean  19. A classic
5. Graphic novel  20. Instructional book e.g. language, cooking
6. Book translated from another language  21. An action story with a female lead
7. Short story collection  22. A self-help book
8. Book with less than 200 pages  23. Story set somewhere in Europe
9. A psychological thriller  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 about a musician  27. Award-winning book
13. A story featuring a supernatural creature  28. Science Fiction
14. First book of a series  29. Book with a child on the cover
15. A historical 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:


More information

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