Winter Reading Challenge


The Gunn Memorial Library & The Hickory Stick Book Shop Present: 

2023 Winter Reading Challenge

January 23 – March 30, 2023



Pick up a challenge card at the library or bookstore. All ages can participate in this challenge! You can also download the Game Board Here.

Start on Go or roll the dice to see what your challenge will be.

Write the title you use to complete each challenge on the back of the card.
*you can use the same title for multiple challenges if you wish

Bring in your game card to either the library or bookstore to get it stamped as you complete each challenge.

Each completed challenge earns you bookopoly money to increase your chances of winning one of our prizes.

If/when you land on any of the 4 book images, complete the activity the best you can and add it to the log on the back of the game board.

Prize drawings will be held after March 30th!


Click here to roll the virtual dice! 


Reading suggestions: 

Most of these lists link directly to our catalog so you can place a hold online. These are just suggestions- feel free to use your own titles that meet the challenge.

Search our catalog here. 

Title Challenges: 

Books with Food in the title

Books with a Color in the title

Books with a Number in the title

Books with “snow” or “winter” in the title


Genre Challenges: 

Mysteries or Thrillers

Books that celebrate diversity 

General Non-Fiction

Short Story Collections


Setting Challenges: 

Books set in another state

Books set in another country

Books set in New England 


Recommendation Challenges (*external links):

Celebrity Book Club Picks

Indie Best Sellers 

Time Period Challenges:

Books set in the future

Books set in Medieval Times

Books set in a specific decade:

Books set in the 80s

Books set in the 90s

Books set in the 20s

Broader historical fiction

Books set in World War 2


Theme Challenges:

Books about Betrayal

Books about relationships


Coming-of-age Books

Books about Overcoming Hardships