#readICT Reading Challenge

Can you read a book a month?

photo of Suzanne Tobias
Wichita Eagle reporter Suzanne Tobias holds a book that could be read for category #1

The Wichita Public Library joins the Wichita Eagle and reporter Suzanne Tobias with a challenge for adults to read 12 books in 2019. To make it fun and a little bit challenging, Suzanne has created 12 different categories of books to read – and these categories might not be what you’d expect!

For help completing the challenge, try our book recommendations for these categories.

How it works

  • Open to those ages 18 and up
  • Any book, audiobook, or e-book will count
  • Register online through our reading program site
  • Log your reading progress by listing the title and category once you've completed a book
  • If you prefer, track the books you have read on a reading log you can print and then return the completed log to any Wichita Public Library location
  • Once you have read a book in each of the 12 categories, you will be eligible for a prize drawing


The categories can be read in any order. The 12 categories are:

  1. A book with a face on the cover
  2. A book in a genre you don't normally read
  3. A book that makes you LOL
  4. A book set where you were born
  5. A book that is a classic or retelling of a classic
  6. A book you have avoided or didn't finish
  1. A translated book
  2. An award winning book
  3. A book recommended by a child or teen
  4. A biography, autobiography, or a memoir
  5. A book with a character different than you
  6. A book by an author slated to visit Kansas in 2019

What about the 2018 reading challenge?

The 2018 #ReadICT reading challenge ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 31. Everyone who completed the challenge of reading one book in each of the 12 categories was entered in a drawing for a #ReadICT totebag and an invitation to lunch with Suzanne Tobias on Saturday, January 5. Six winners will be drawn on Wednesday, January 2.

Join the conversation!

Share your love of reading with others taking the challenge:

We look forward to an exceptionally good year for readers in Wichita! Good luck, and may you enjoy many happy hours with a book!

Get started in the 2019 challenge

#ReadICT Category:

Set Where You Were Born

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