Challenges: WPL Summer Reading

I just learned about my hometown library’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge and I figured I’d join in!

Winnipeg Public Library is hosting a reading challenge for adults with a bingo card of 24 prompts to guide your reading. I’ve unintentionally already read books for a couple of the prompts (I’m counting the books I’ve read from May on, university summer) so here’s my challenge check-in!

Graphic of a bingo card with written prompts in each square against an illustration of a sandy beach. Prompts include "published this year", "book from your childhood", and "award winner". The free space is filled with photos of a pair of sunglasses and flip flops.

Reading Prompts

1) Published This Year: Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

4) One Word Title: Pauls by Jess Taylor

5) Asian Author: Spark by Naoki Matayoshi (Japanese), translated by Alison Watts

7) Poetry: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage

8) Award Winner: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

9) Indigenous Author: Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson (Haisla and Heiltsuk)

12) Recommended by a Friend: Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

13) Romance: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

16) Takes Place More Than 50 Years Ago: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

17) Indigenous History: This Place: 150 Years Retold, foreword by Alicia Elliott

18) Book in Translation: Spark by Naoki Matayoshi, translated by Alison Watts

19) Graphic Novel: This Place: 150 Years Retold, foreword by Alicia Elliott

21) Book That Involves Travel: On the Way to Birdland by Frank Morelli

22) Collection of Short Stories: Pauls by Jess Taylor

23) Set in a Country You’ve Never Visited: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (England)


I’ve already hit 15 of the prompts so I’m off to a great start (and yes, using books for multiple prompts totally counts)! This will be fun to use in tracking the rest of my summer reading, whether I hit all the prompts or not.

Are you participating in any summer challenges?

Graphic from WPL’s website.

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