Are You Up to the Extreme Book Challenge?
Read 40 Books in 2020
There are 50 categories on our list, and PML is challenging you to read one book for 40 of the categories!
Join the Facebook Group to talk about what you are reading and meet other participants!
The Extreme Book Challenge runs January 6 through December 18, 2020.
Click here to register online or register in person at the Reference Desk.
Click here for the list of categories. There are 50 categories but you only need to complete 40 to receive your prize.
Join the Facebook Group to ask other readers for challenge book suggestions.
One book per category for a total of 40 books must be completed by December 18, 2020. There are 50 categories so you will have some leftover.
Books read for any other reading program or book club can be counted toward this challenge as long as they fit into one of the categories and are done by December 18, 2020
Audiobooks can be counted toward the challenge.
All books finished before December 18, 2020 can be counted toward this challenge.
Only one category per book is allowed. You cannot use the same book for multiple categories.
All books read for the Challenge need to be recorded in your Extreme Book Challenge reading log with the title and author for each book listed with each category.
Reading logs can be in almost any form, you just need to be able to show it to a staff member when you are done. Examples include a spreadsheet, a typed list, notebook entries, etc.
Reading logs on smartphones will not be accepted, however, you can email them to us.
Completing the Challenge:
To be rewarded for finishing the Extreme Book Challenge, you will have to return to the Library and have a Library staff member sign off on your completed categories in your Extreme Book Challenge reading log by December 18, 2020.
Participants who finish the challenge by December 18, 2020 will receive an exclusive Extreme Book Challenge tote bag.
Teens need only to complete 20 of the categories in the Challenge to be awarded the Extreme Book Challenge sweatshirt. Books beyond the required 20 will not be counted toward another challenge nor will another prize be awarded.