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Can you read a book a month?

photo of Suzanne Tobias
Wichita Eagle reporter Suzanne Tobias

The Wichita Public Library joins the Wichita Eagle and reporter Suzanne Tobias with a challenge for adults to read 12 books in 2018. 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! We'll list the 12 categories here starting January 1. You can also look for Suzanne's Wichita Eagle article on this 2018 #ReadICT challenge in the days leading up to the new year.

For help completing the challenge, check back here for book recommendations for these categories. Be sure to watch the live streaming #ICTBC online book discussion on the Library’s Facebook page on Wednesday, January 17 at 12:30 to learn more about this year's challenge.

How it works

  • The program is open to those ages 18 and up.
  • Any book, audiobook, or e-book will count.
  • Register for the program online beginning January 1. You will log your reading progress by listing the titles and categories once you complete a book.
  • If you prefer, track the books you have read on a form you can print from here beginning January 1. Once completed, return your form to any Library location.
  • Once you have read a book in each of the 12 categories, you will be eligible to win one of 6 seats at a special luncheon with Suzanne Tobias.

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

Join the conversation

Did you know there's also a Wichita Eagle #ReadICT Challenge Facebook group? You don't have to join the group to be part of the reading challenge, but it's a great place to share book recommendations, interesting links and any kind of book news.

#ICTBC Online Book Club

Throughout 2018, our online book club will discuss books that fit the #ReadICT Challenge categories.

Visit the Library's Facebook page at 12:30 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to participate in the live discussion.

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