10 to Try 2022

10 to Try Reading Challenge

Challenge yourself to read something new! Take our annual reading challenge.

How it Works

Sign up for the challenge. Or, pick up a 10 to Try bookmark at your library.

Read one book in each of this year’s 10 categories by December 31, 2022.

Complete all 10 categories online. Or, send a photo of your completed bookmark to 10totry@kcls.org to finish the challenge.

Finishers are entered into a drawing for a set of books chosen for you by a librarian.

Black couple reading a book together on the couch
An elderly woman reading book outdoors on a terrace on a sunny day in autumn.

The Challenge Categories

  1. Cover is your favorite color
  2. Set somewhere you've wanted to visit
  3. Main character is over 50
  4. By an Asian or Asian-American author
  5. About a library or set in a library
  6. Set in another century
  7. A one-word title
  8. Recommended by a friend
  9. Has won an award
  10. Recommended by staff

Need ideas or inspiration?

Browse our book picks for the challenge. Check back each month for new recommendations!

Need ideas or inspiration? feed

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 10 to Try is a year-long reading challenge. Read a book in each of 10 categories, track your reading, and share your favorites with the library and your fellow readers.   
  • Sign up for the challenge and track your progress on Beanstack, our online reading site. 

    Finishers are entered into a drawing for a set of books chosen for them by a librarian.

  • Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, KCLS Reads. You’ll get book suggestions delivered to your inbox. 

    Find 10 to Try booklists on the Books page.

    Send us a BookMatch request for a list of personalized suggestions. A staff member will create a list just for you! 

  • Readers who finish the challenge are entered into a drawing for a set of books chosen for them by a librarian.

  • Yes! Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Need suggestions for young readers? Check our Kids and Teen pages, or talk to your local children's or teen librarian.

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Share your progress online with #10totry

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