The Great Reading Challenge of 2020: Welcome to the Fifth Annual GRC!

Each month, we will draw a special challenge category from the “Reading Roulette” bowl. If you read a book in that month’s reading roulette category, it will count as two books read for your GRC log! There is not an empty space on the log for this category, so feel free to list any Reading Roulette categories you complete on the back of the log packet (and remember, you won't need to turn in the packet to us at the end of the year, you just report the number of books read).

The April Reading Roulette Category is:

Read a book by an author who has published

more than 20 books.

Examples of prolific writers include: James Patterson, Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber, Dean Koontz, Louise Erdrich, Jill Shalvis, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Stephen King,  Clive Cussler, Michael Connelly, Alice Walker, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Kristin Hannah, George R. R. Martin, Danielle Steel, Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Alexander McCall Smith, Louise Penny, Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, Heather Graham, Nicholas Sparks, Haruki Murakami,  Jodi Picoult, John Scalzi, Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Jim Butcher, James Baldwin,  Mercedes Lackey, Agatha Christie, John Sandford, Joanne Fluke, Terri Blackstock, Bernard Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, and Toni Morrison.

Previous Reading Roulette Categories:

January: Read a book that is 200 pages or less

February: Read a survival story

March: Read a book written by an artist more famous for another medium

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Sign up for the Great Reading Challenge of 2020.

The GRC is a yearlong reading challenge that is open to adults 18 and over. To complete the challenge, you need to read 18 books by the end of 2020. You can use any of the books you have already read since January 1 this year. The challenge of the GRC is to read books that fit one of the many categories. You can use the category list as inspiration, or read what you already planned to and find categories to fit. It works both ways. Registration for GRC 2020 begins on Monday, January 13, 2020, but you can register anytime during the year.

Register for the GRC of 2020

GRC 2020 Reading Log (Excel)

GRC 2020 Reading Log (PDF)

GRC 2020 Rules and Guidelines (Word)

GRC 2020 Rules and Guidelines (PDF)

The deadline to turn in the total number of books you read in 2020 is December 30, 2020. You do not have to turn in your book log.

GRC Reading Goal Levels:

BRONZE LEVEL: READ 18-29 BOOKS

SILVER LEVEL: READ 30-49 BOOKS

GOLD LEVEL: READ 50-79 BOOKS

PLATINUM LEVEL: READ 80-99 BOOKS

DIAMOND LEVEL: READ 100+ BOOKS

Come visit us at the Recommendations Desk or Reference Desk for more information, or call us at 563-589-4225.

Happy Reading!