Des Moines Public Library Reading Challenge

DMPL Reading Challenge

How it works

  • Choose one book from each of 12 categories and log progress online. Read books and categories in any order – there are no assigned months. Find the categories below.
  • We will offer suggestions, but feel free to choose any book that fits within a category.
  • Books, audiobooks, and eBooks all count.

List of categories & books read

Graphic Novel

Short Stories & Essays

Banned Books

Books Adapted to a TV Series or Movie

Diverse Reads

The All Iowa Reads 2019 Book (This Blessed Earth, by Ted Genoways )

First in a Series

Teen & Young Adult Novels

Funny Books

Biographies & Memoirs

Iowa Authors

2019 AVID Authors