A Universe of Stories – Adult Summer Reading 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Reading Challenge! This year we challenge you to make reading fun again! There’s a universe of possibility out there and we’ve provided some ideas to get you started.

1. Complete at least 5 of the 10 challenges below.

2. Make a list of the books you read.

3. Save your list to inspire you to keep reading!

That’s right! You don’t have to turn this in.  Reading should be fun, not forced. (PS – Compete with yourself and you’ll always win!)

Meet New People: Read a book about someone you don’t know (biography or historical fiction)

Go Someplace You’ve Never Been: Hint: download a museum pass from our website and go! (Click Here to Reserve a Museum Pass).

Explore Foreign Lands: Read a book set in a foreign country.

Discover New Voices: Read an author’s first book, or a current debut novel.

Escape to Another World: Read a book in a genre you don’t usually read.

Get to Know New England: Read a book by a local (New England) author.

Attend a Library Event: We’ve got lots of events planned this summer. Click here for our summer schedule.

Read an Old Story in New Words: Read a book that is inspired by or a retelling of a classic.

Wild Card! Visit the Durham Public Library and ask for a recommendation. Or try our “What Should I Read Next” recommendation service!