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2020 Libraries ACT Reading Challenge

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Published April 4th 2020
Get into reading, Canberra

"I have lived a thousand lives and I have loved a thousand loves. I've walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read."
George R R Martin

Now that we are all in lockdown, there's no better time to take on the Libraries ACT Reading Challenge for 2020!
2020 Libraries ACT Reading Challenge

Books take you on the most amazing, most wonderful adventures. I've visited enchanted lands on top of the Magical Faraway Tree; I've learned magic and battled dark wizards at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry; I've encountered mighty heroes, and gods and goddesses in ancient Greece; I've walked into a wardrobe and met a faun carrying parcels in a wintry land; I've journeyed with Sinbad the Sailor, lived through the great plagues of the Middle Ages in Europe, destroyed the One Ring, danced at the ball where Elizabeth Bennett met Mr Darcy, and fought to the death in the Hunger Games. I've gone on a bear hunt, sailed away for a year and a day to where the wild things are, gone down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, got swept away by a tornado to a land somewhere over the rainbow, and met a Gruffalo. And I've done all this and more, without leaving my home.

Like Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says, you can live a thousand lives and love a thousand loves just by reading. The 2020 Libraries ACT Reading Challenge encourages all Canberrans to get into reading and discover new books and new worlds.

Here is this year's challenge!

2020 Reading Challenge
See if you can read your way through the list below:

First published the year your were born
A First Peoples story
A story that would make a great movie
Written by a local author
With a female lead character
With a purple cover
A short story
A crime story not about a murder
A genre you have never read
With a watery theme
Second-hand book
Translated from another language
Set in the future
The 3rd book on the shelf in front of you
About a dynasty
A magazine on a new topic
Including gender diverse characters
Featuring a skill your ancestors had
Written by someone under 25 or over 75
About nature or the environment

You may have lots of books already at home. If not, you can always borrow and download eBooks and eAudio books via the ACT Libraries website here. You can also get audiobooks through audible where you can sign up for a free 30 day trial.

Download the 2020 Libraries ACT reading Challenge bookmark
here and keep track of what you read by ticking books off the list as you go.

You can also share what you're reading on social media, using #readingchallenge #whatareyoureading #CBRreads @LibrariesACT.
2020 Libraries ACT Reading Challenge

Happy reading, Canberra! See you at Hogwarts, or Middle Earth or Disc World or Narnia or Westeros or Panem or Middle Ages Japan or Victorian London or wherever our reading challenge takes us!
2020 Libraries ACT Reading Challenge

"Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have."

Lloyd Alexander

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