10 to Try: Davisville Free Library’s Winter Reading Challenge

10 to Try Reading Challenge – Expand your horizons and try some new authors and genres of books this winter! Registration is now open for ages 13-adult!

Read a Banned Book– Check out the following lists of banned books to choose one that speaks to you.
Banned Books that Shaped America
Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2019
Banned Books Everyone Should Read

Read a Biography or Memoir- Read about someone you want to know more about or someone you’ve never heard of.
50 Must-Read Biographies
Best Reviewed Books of 2020: Memoir and Biography
The 10 Best Biographies and Memoirs for Every Kind of Reader

Read a Book by a Black Author– Check out one of the great books on the following lists.
44 of the Best Books by Black Authors You Should Read in Your Lifetime
62 great books by Black authors, recommended by TED speakers
24 Books Written By Black Authors That We Can’t Wait To Read This Winter

Read a Book that has been made into a Movie or TV Show- That great new show or movie that everyone is talking about? There’s a good chance it was a great book first!
The Best New Movies Based on Books Premiering in 2020–2021
30 Books to Read Before They’re 2020’s Most Popular Movies and TV Shows
100 Must-Read Adapted Books That Are Movies and Television

Read a Book Set in a Place You’ve Never Been- Explore the world through books!
52 Books for 52 Places
The 35 Best Books Set on an Island
Books That Transport You to Faraway Places

Read a Book in Translation- Read a book that has been translated from one language to your primary language.
The 10 Best Translated Novels of the Decade
50 Must-Read Short Books In Translation
10 Books in Translation You Should Read This Year

Read a Book Featuring LGBTQ+ Voices- Read a book written by a LGBTQ+ author or featuring an LGBTQ+ character.
The 25 Best Classic LGBTQ+ Novels of All Time
Lambda Literary’s 2020 Lammy Winners
Must-Read YA Books Featuring Gay Protagonists

Read a Book by a Native American Author– Check out these lists for some ideas!
20 Native American Authors You Need to Read
Decolonize Your Bookshelf With These Books by Native American Writers
10 Essential Native American Novels

Read a Staff Favorite– Check out our display at the library!

Read a Young Adult Novel- Read some of the great things being done in young adult literature!
YA Books that Adults will Love
The Most-Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2020
The 30 Best YA Books Of The Decade