2024 Reading Challenge from the Massachusetts Center for the Book

The Ames Free Library is excited to be a reading partner for the 2024 Reading Challenge hosted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. This 12 month, 12 book challenge features a different prompt for every month of the year. Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge
  2. Read the book
  3. Fill out this form after you read

Learn more about the challenge – including the prizes offered by Mass Center for the Book – on this website.

Keep an eye on AFL’s website, social media, and book displays throughout the year for monthly book recommendations!

2024 Reading Challenge

January: A book you read years ago that you may feel differently about now
February: A book with a color in the title
March: A book whose protagonist has a different culture or lifestyle from you
April: A book about nature, the environment, or climate change
May: A graphic novel
June: A book that inspired a film or television series
July: A book by an author born outside of the United States
August: A book whose title starts with the same letter as your birthday month
September: A debut book by a Massachusetts author
October: A book about a time in history you'd like to know more about 
November: A relaxing, soul-soothing book
December: A well-reviewed book in your least favorite genre

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