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A 12 Month Reading Challenge

For Teens & Adults

Sign up to read a book a month from each of our categories.  

Runs from January 2 - December 31, 2023

Here is How it Works:

  1. Sign up on the library’s Beanstack website or at the library. You can track your progress at wauclib.beanstack.org or pickup a paper log in person..
  2. Read twelve different themed books between 1/2—12/31. Need help finding a book to read? Curated reading lists are available below. Another way to find a title that you like is to check out what our Book Clubs are reading. 

  3. Collect all twelve badges. You can collect a badge on Beanstack or pick up your stickers at our adult service desks.

You can read books from the categories in any order you would like, at your own pace , however we will highlight a different set every month.  Look to the list on the right to see the other book recommendations.
Prizes are now available from 5/1 - 12/30 for anyone who has completed all 12 books.
Please bring your completed log book to one of our Adult Help desks.  

You have your choice of an 18oz stainless steel hot/cold tumbler with logo or a $20 Target gift card.

Category of the Month:

Gone But Not Forgotten

Earn this badge by reading a book by a late author.


Start a Series: Read any book that starts a series.

Meet Cute: Read a contemporary romance.

The Book was Better: Books that were turned into a movie, tv show, or limited series.

Peer Pressure: Books from staff picks, reading lists, and recommendations.

Crime Doesn't Pay: Read a thriller or mystery book.

Put A Bird On It: Read a book with a bird on the cover.

America: Read any historical fiction book that takes place in the United States.

It Came From Outer Space: Science Fiction

All About Books: Banned books, books about books & libraries

Creepy Reads: Paranormal, Gothic, Horror

Gone But Not Forgotten: In Memoriam Authors

Green, Red, and White: any book with those colors on the cover