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Go to new worlds and experience new adventures with books
Have you ever read a book that made you laugh? What about a book set in Africa? Or a book that featured time travel? Or a book that has a one-word title? Or what about a book that you want to read again and again and again?
If you haven't read some or any of these books yet, then this year is your chance to do so with the Libraries ACT Reading Challenge 2019!
The Libraries ACT Reading Challenge 2019 is an in house reading challenge for everybody. It's not a competition-there are no prizes-but it's the perfect way to kickstart your discovery of new books.
Many of us tend to read the same kinds of books, the same kinds of stories, in the same genres, written by the same kinds of authors, and covering very similar topics and interests and time periods and cultures. There was a time when all I was interested in reading was Jane Austen. Then there was that other time when all I wanted to read was fantasy or anything that was Tolkien and had Dwarves and Elves in it. And then I had a young adult fiction phase and a Harry Potter phase. We all like to read what interests us otherwise we wouldn't be reading in the first place.
But reading the same kinds of books can also stop us from discovering and learning about other human experiences, genres, topics, histories, time periods, societies and cultures. This is why the Libraries ACT Reading Challenge 2019 encourages us to try books we've never tried before.