#ReadICT Reading Challenge

12 books. 12 categories. 12 months.

Can you read a book a month?

photo of Suzanne Perez
Suzanne Perez

The Wichita Public Library joins Suzanne Perez with a challenge for adults to read 12 books in 2021. 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 ages 18 and older
  • Any book, audiobook, or e-book will count
  • Register online through Beanstack, our reading program site
  • Once you've completed a book, log your reading progress by listing the title and category
  • Once you have logged one book in each of the 12 categories, you will be eligible for a prize drawing
  • Each month that you log at least one book, you'll be entered into a drawing featuring book-related prizes


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

  1. A book with a one-word title
  2. An "own voices" book
  3. A book about animals or pets
  4. A book about travel
  5. An illustrated book
  6. An untold story/history
  1. A book by an author under 30
  2. A book about local history
  3. A challenged book
  4. A book with an ugly cover
  5. A book recommended by someone you admire
  6. A book from the Kansas Notable Books List

Get started!

Track your progress using the Wichita Public Library's reading program site, Beanstack. If you've never registered for one of our reading programs online, sign up on the Beanstack website by filling out some basic information, and then you can enroll yourself in #ReadICT and other Wichita Public Library challenges.

Beanstack mobile app

Download the free Beanstack app to track your progress using your Android or Apple mobile device.

Paper Tracking

If you prefer to track your progress by paper, download and print a paper reading log . Your completed printed log can be returned to any Wichita Public Library location.

Check out our podcast!

It's no secret we love books. Now you can listen to our podcast and get reading recommendations from your favorite public librarians and monthly special guests. Introducing Read. Return. Repeat., a podcast that brings you reading recommendations in the #ReadICT categories. What can you read next?

Learn more

Join the conversation!

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