Can you read a book a month?

photo of Suzanne Tobias
Wichita Eagle reporter Suzanne Tobias

The Wichita Public Library joins the Wichita Eagle and reporter Suzanne Tobias with a challenge for adults to read 12 books in 2018. To make it fun and a little bit challenging, Suzanne has created 12 different categories of books to read – and these categories might not be what you’d expect!

For help completing the challenge, try our book recommendations for these categories.

How it works

  • Open to those ages 18 and up
  • Any book, audiobook, or e-book will count
  • Register online through our reading program site
  • Log your reading progress by listing the title and category once you've completed a book
  • If you prefer, track the books you have read on a reading log you can print and then return the completed log to any Wichita Public Library location
  • Once you have read a book in each of the 12 categories, you will be eligible to win one of 6 seats at a special luncheon with Suzanne Tobias


The categories can be read in any order. The 12 categories are:

  1. A library book
  2. A detective novel or true crime book
  3. A book about reading or writing
  4. A book set somewhere you’ve never been
  5. A book recommended, given, or loaned to you by a friend
  6. A book with an animal on the cover
  1. A graphic novel
  2. An essay or short story collection
  3. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
  4. A book about a topic in the news
  5. A book published the year you were born
  6. A book by an author slated to visit Wichita in 2018

We look forward to an exceptionally good year for readers in Wichita! Good luck, and may you enjoy many happy hours with a book!

Get started online
#ICTBC Online Book Club

Join our online book club, which will discuss books that fit the #ReadICT Challenge categories:

Visit the Library's Facebook page at 12:30 p.m. on each discussion date to participate.

Missed a discussion? Visit our video archive to see past online book club videos.

ICTBC Video Archive
Join the Conversation

Share your love of reading with others taking the challenge:

#ReadICT Category:

Somewhere You Have Never Been

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