Reader Challenge 2022



We have chosen a different theme for each month of 2022 to inspire us all to try new genres and explore new ideas. Once you’ve read a book that fits the theme, you’ll get a fun prize for that month!


But wait, there’s more…a completed challenge in December ’22 enters you into a raffle for a gift certificate to Half Moon Books!


You can pick up a 2022 Reader Challenge sheet at the Circulation Desk, print your own, or you can take part using the READsquared App to log your progress and view suggested reading lists for each theme.



JanuaryNew Year, New AuthorsFor the new year, we're reading new authors in the month of January. Read a book by a debut author from the past few years to receive January's prize.New badge
FebruaryAfrofuturismFor Black History Month, we're reading Afrofuturism* books in the month of February. Read one to receive February's prize. *Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to explore the African-American experience and aims to connect those from the black diaspora with their forgotten African ancestry. Feb Afrofuturism badge
MarchTrilogiesFor the third month of the year, we're focusing on three book trilogies. Read a book that's part of a trilogy to receive March's prize. March Trilogy badge
AprilThe Big ReadThe Big Read Hudson Valley is an area-wide reading of a selected title. This year we're reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Read it, or another title from our suggested April list, and log it to receive April's prize.April Mango badge
MayBicycle BooksFor National Bike Month, we're reading bicycle themed books in the month of May. Read a bike themed book to receive May's prize.May Bike badge
JuneQueer RomanceFor LGBT+ Pride Month we're reading queer romances in the month of June. Read a queer romance to receive June's prize.June LGBTQ badge
JulyOceans of PossibilitiesTo tie-in with our Summer Reading Theme we're reading ocean books in the month of July. Read an ocean themed book to receive July's prize.July Ocean badge
AugustBeach ReadsWe're reading beach themed books in the month of August. Read a beach book to receive August's prize.August Beach badge
SeptemberSchool StoriesIt's Back to School time and we're reading school themed stories in the month of September. Read a school themed book and log it to receive September's prize.Sept School badge
OctoberGothic HorrorWith Halloween on the way, we're reading gothic horror books in the month of October. Read some gothic horror and log it to receive October's prize.October horror badge
NovemberIndigenous AuthorsFor Native American Heritage Month, we're reading books by Indigenous authors in the month of November. Read one to receive November's prize.Nov indigenous badge
DecemberNovellasThe end of the year is always busy, so we're reading novellas in the month of December. Read one of these short books to meet your reading goal and receive December's prize.Dec End badge