2023 Reading Challenge

The 2023 DCL Reading Challenge is here, and so is everything you need to get started!

There are 12 new challenge items for your reading pleasure this year—you choose the books to fit each category. You may also ask DCL staff for recommendations or check out the curated book lists below. Kids can participate, too! And as in years past, if one book fits more than one category, you can count it twice.
Once you’ve finished the challenge and submitted your completed form, you’ll be entered into our random prize drawing for a DCL swag bag. Congratulations to Venessa L., Shari H., and Anelia N., our 2022 prize-drawing winners!
Download our Reading Challenge kit to take the challenge offline.
You can also find more recommendations on our staff picks lists. We hope you have fun discovering new books, authors, and genres as you expand your reading horizons!