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Can you read 50 books in 2020?

If you’re up for a challenge, stop by the Reference Desk starting January 2 to register for the Missoula Reads Year-long Reading Challenge. The first 125 registrants receive a FREE book journal and everyone receives the 2020 reading categories list.

2019 Missoula Reads logoRead one book from each of the 50 categories and record your progress in your book journal. Then bring the journal back to the Reference Desk for staff verification by December 30, and you will receive a fabulous prize!

Reference staff will be happy to suggest titles that fit into the categories, or you can browse our corresponding recommended reading lists. Reading 50 books in a year is a big challenge, and we want to help you through it!

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Reading Categories

Need help with a category? [PDF

  • 200 Pages or Fewer
  • 2019 Montana Book Award Nominee[PDF]
  • 400 Pages or More
  • About a Place You Love
  • Any eBook, any audiobook, or re-read an old favorite
  • Architect or Architecture
  • Book that Everybody's Talking About
  • Book to Movie or TV Show[PDF]
  • Change the World
  • Do-It-Yourself
  • Celebrate Isaac Asimov's 100th Birthday[PDF]
  • Chocolate[PDF]
  • Classic You've Never Read
  • Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction)[PDF]
  • Cowboys
  • Dark
  • Differently-abled Character[PDF]
  • Essay Collection
  • Farming or Ranching
  • Fantasy
  • Fathers and Sons[PDF]
  • Five Valleys Area History[PDF]
  • First Book in a Series
  • Frequently Challenged Book
  • Fruit in the Title
  • Graphic Novel
  • Great Montana Read[PDF]
  • Gritty
  • Guilty Pleasure
  • History Non-fiction
  • Insect[PDF]
  • Inspirational
  • Learn a New Skill
  • Light-hearted
  • Marriage or Wedding[PDF]
  • Memoir
  • Native American Author[PDF]
  • Newbery Medal Winner
  • One-word Title
  • Pink Cover
  • Published in 2020
  • Published Posthumously[PDF]
  • Random Category Drawing
  • Scandalous[PDF]
  • Set in a Place You'd Like to Visit
  • Staff Pick
  • Thriller
  • Twenty or 20 in the Title
  • Young Adult Novel
  • Woman in Technology[PDF]