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, 2023.
Complete all 10 categories online. Or, send a photo of your completed bookmark to firstname.lastname@example.org to finish the challenge.
Finishers are entered into a drawing for a set of books chosen for you by a librarian.
The Challenge Categories
- That you have always meant to read or reread
- In translation
- Features your favorite season
- About a disaster or weather event
- Focuses on a person with an illness or disability
- Explores a culture other than your own
- About a sport or sports figure
- About a friendship
- About art or an artist
- Recommended by staff
Need ideas or inspiration?
Browse our book picks for the challenge. Check back each month for new recommendations!
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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.