2020 was a 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.
Your local libraries are inviting you to read for pleasure and share your love of books by taking part in the Adur and Worthing Reading Challenge 2021.
Join us in making twelve reading resolutions that we hope will inspire you, challenge you and connect you to fellow readers in Worthing, Shoreham and surrounding areas.
You can join as an individual, a group or a family – however you choose to be involved, everyone is welcome.
Contact your local library for more information. Sign up there or below on our online form.
A book that has been adapted into a film
A collection of short stories
A book set in another country
A book with a link to the seaside
A non-fiction book
A children’s classic
A debut novel
A book based on real people or events
A banned book
A book recommended by a friend or librarian
A prize-winning book
A book published this century
Substitute any month of the challenge with any book from your to-read list!
Stuck for inspiration? Check out our recommended reads for each month of the challenge, chosen by West Sussex library staff!
All the books on our reading lists are available to reserve on our library catalogue.
If you want a more detailed recommendation, why not read some reviews of titles read by other challengers?
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:
- Join our dedicated Facebook group.
- Tweet us @WSCCLibraries using the hashtag #AWReadingChallenge
- Find lots of resources for book-lovers, including our dedicated reading challenge blog, by visiting our Love Reading page. We’ll be posting book lists and book reviews throughout the year, and everyone is invited to contribute!
Finally, we hope to get together in December 2021, either in person or digitally, to celebrate our year of shared reading. Sign up to the challenge to keep in touch!