Chichester District Reading Challenge

Chichester District Reading Challenge

Your local libraries are inviting you to read for pleasure and share your love of books by taking part in the Chichester District Reading Challenge 2022.

2021 was another year of change and uncertainty for so many of us, and it’s never been more important to stay connected with others and look after your mental health and wellbeing.


Join us in making twelve reading resolutions that we hope will inspire you, challenge you and connect you to fellow readers in Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, Southbourne, The Witterings and surrounding areas.

Register for the challenge

Click on the links below to discover a list of recommended reads for each month:

January - A book that has been adapted into a film

February - A book that has been recommended to you

March - A book to make you feel good

April - A translated book

May - A book that celebrates diversity

June - A book with a local connection

July - A book that celebrates the great outdoors

August - A children’s classic

September - A banned book

October - A book about books, reading or libraries

November - A prize-winning book

December - A book set in another country

WILDCARD - Substitute any month of the challenge with any book from your to-read list!

You might want to join us as an individual reader, looking to kick-start a reading habit or get out of a reading rut. Or perhaps you would like to join us as part of a reading group? Our challenge prompts are suitable for readers of any age, so why not take on the challenge as a family? However you choose to be involved, everyone is welcome.

You can join at any time, and don’t worry if you miss a month or join us later in the year. It’s the taking part that counts!


There are lots of ways to keep in touch with us:

  • Talk to your local library staff about what you’re reading
  • Join our dedicated Facebook group to chat with other local readers at   
  • Tweet us @WSCCLibraries using the hashtag #ChiReadingChallenge


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