Ultimate Reading Challenge

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How It Works


The 2024 Ultimate Reading Challenge for Adults is here! Get rewarded for reading and explore formats, genres and perspectives that might be beyond your normal reading comfort zones.

  • This reading challenge is open to adults 18+.
  • The 2024 Ultimate Reading Challenge begins in January 2024 and ends December 31st, 2024.
  • To sign up, simply grab a Reading Challenge Log from the Reference Desk at JPL or download our Ultimate Reading Challenge Log here to track your reading.
  • Read. A lot. Read books in lots of different categories and different formats.
  • In order to complete the challenge you must read 12 books from the 16 categories below. Write the title of the book next to the category it fits in. Attend Ultimate Reaching Challenge Meet-ups on February 18th, May 19th, August 18th, and December 22nd at 1:00pm for additional entries into the drawing. 
  • Need more of a challenge? Keep your eyes peeled for the Summer Reading Bonus Challenge for more reading fun and more bonus swag.