2020 #BWELLREAD Reading Challenge Kicks Off

January 07, 2020 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Baltimore County Public Library, in partnership with Baltimore Style and WBAL-TV, is challenging readers to explore new topics, formats, authors and genres with the 2020 #BWELLREAD Reading Challenge.

About the 12 Challenges

The library’s collection development team has compiled a list of 12 challenges that will get even the most ardent bibliophile out of their literary comfort zone. Try it yourself, with your children or share with a friend or book club! Need guidance or recommendations? Our library staff is always happy to help. 

  1. January—Read the first book in a series.
  2. February—Forget romance, read a science fiction or mystery book!
  3. March—Read a book set in another country.
  4. April—Read a memoir by someone who has had to overcome adversity.
  5. May—Read a book with the word "and" in the title.
  6. June—Read a classic fairy tale retold for teens or adults.
  7. July—Read a book with a one-word title.
  8. August—Read a biography of an artist, author or musician. 
  9. September—Read something from the 800s section. 
  10. October—Read a book featured on our New Next Week blog.
  11. November—Read a book that has your favorite color on the cover. 
  12. December—Read something included in a “Year-End, Best-Of” list.

Share What You're Reading

Each month, post a photo of the book you’re reading on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that corresponds with the current challenge and tag it with #BWELLREAD.

Win Prizes for Participating

Two winners will be chosen at random on the last day of the month (or the first weekday if it falls on a weekend) and receive $25 Amazon gift cards. Don’t forget to make the post public so we can see it!

Category: Collection and Materials