Challenge Yourself

March 2023 View more

2023 Amazing Book Challenge

Looking to read more books this year? Or discover new subjects, series, or authors. Check out the Naperville Public Library’s 2023 Amazing Book Challenge.

Now in its fourth year, this program encourages people to read a book from each of 12 categories. Those who complete the challenge by December 31, 2023, receive a Naperville Public Library cooler tote and are entered into an end-of-year drawing. And don’t worry that it’s March—you can join the challenge anytime.

“So many people aspire to read more during the year,” says Karen Luster, adult and teen services supervisor at Nichols Library. “The Amazing Book Challenge motivates readers and helps keep them on track as they work toward their annual goal.”

2023 Categories

Book Under 300 Pages
Page to Screen
Regency Era Reads
Story About Siblings
Book With One Word Title
Book by LGBTQ Author
Armchair Travel
Story Set in a Small Town
Story Featuring Teen Protagonist
Something Scary
Story Featuring AI
Main Character Is a Senior Citizen

The library’s website offers a list of recommendations in particular categories. To register and learn more about the challenge, visit


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