New Rochelle Public Library 2024 Reading Challenge

Join members of our community on your 2024 reading journey. The NRPL 2024 Reading Challenge encourages you to expand your reading horizons and discover new genres, authors and even continents. Each month, read a book that fits the reading challenge criteria listed below – select your own title or choose one from our librarian-curated list.

How the Challenge Works

  • Select a book that meets the month’s Challenge criteria. The book can be in print, audio or digital format.
  • Once you finish the book, fill out a brief form (by the end of the month) indicating the book title, author and your impression of the book. Links to each month’s form are provided below.
  • We will hold quarterly community conversations for readers to share their titles and impressions of their chosen books.
  • We will also have quarterly drawings for fun reading related gifts and prizes. All winners must have completed the challenges and furnish a library card.
Monthly Challenge Criteria for Choosing Your Book

JANUARY
Start off the year exploring new authors by reading a 2023 debut. (Tip: Search for the genre “Debut title” or select a book from this list.)

Fill out this form to submit your January book

FEBRUARY
Read a romance or love story starring Asian characters. (Here are some suggestions.) 

Fill out this form to submit your February book


MARCH
Read a book from the last five years that’s been adapted  into a movie or TV series. (Tip: Search for the genre ” Page to Screen” or select a book from this list)

Fill out this form to submit your March book


APRIL
Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading a book of poems. (Here are some suggestions.)

Fill out this form to submit your April book


MAY
Read a standalone manga or the first volume of a manga series. (Here are some suggestions.)

Fill out this form to submit your May book


JUNE
Keep it quick by reading a novella. (Here are some suggestions.) 

Fill out this form to submit your June book


JULY
Read a book set in Australia or New Zealand

Fill out this form to submit your July book


AUGUST
Enjoy a mix of magic and the macabre with a dark fantasy. (Here are some suggestions.)

Fill out this form to submit your August book


SEPTEMBER
Get ready for the coziest season by reading a cozy mystery.

Fill out this form to submit your September book


OCTOBER
Embrace the scary by reading a creepy horror novel or ghost story. (Here are some suggestions.)

Fill out this form to submit your October book


NOVEMBER

Read a novel by an Indigenous author

Fill out this form to submit your November book


DECEMBER

Wrap up the year by reading an award-winning book from the last three years. 

Fill out this form to submit your December book