Adult Summer Reading- “16 in ’16 Challenge”

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The Adult Summer Reading program kicked off on June 6th. This year’s challenge is “16 in ’16”– Chester County Library is challenging you to read, or listen to, 16 books that meet fun criteria! You can find the official challenge here.

Remember registration is required and the reading challenge is open to anyone 18 years old or older with an updated Chester County Library System card.  You can register here.

Some of the criteria may seem to be a bit tricky to fill. To help out, I’ve compiled a list of audiobooks that meet a majority of the criteria for the “16 in ’16” summer reading challenge! Happy reading!

A Book You Can Finish in a Day

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (run time is approx. 6 hours)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (run time is approx. 5 hours and 30 minutes)

A Book Recommended by a Librarian

Anything that we have recommended on the blog. Find the tag here.

A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Visit

This category can be relative to the reader. Instead try looking for books based on location using The Litmap Project!

A Book Written the Year You Were Born

This category is hard to recommend for, as I can’t recommend an audiobook from every year. Goodreads, however, has a list where you can input your birth year and find the most popular books published. Follow the link here!

A Book that was Banned at Some Point

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Chester County Library also put together a Goodreads list of banned or challenged books!

A Book Being Made into a Movie This Year

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (The movie is set to release September 30th)

Chester County Library also put together a Goodreads list of book-to-movie adaptations of 2016!

A Book Translated to English

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Chester County Library also put together a Goodreads list of books translated into English!

A Book with a Blue Cover

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Chester County also put together a Goodreads list of books with blue covers!

A Book Chosen for You by Your Spouse, Partner, Sibling, Child, or Best Friend

Ask your best friend or a family member and come into the library to see if we have it on audio or check the catalog!

A Book in a Genre You Typically Don’t Read

Think of a genre you don’t read and come by the library to ask a librarian for a recommendation!

A Book to Help You Learn Something New

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Chester County also put together a Goodreads list of books to help you learn something new.

A Book “Everyone” has Read but You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A Book with Bad Reviews

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

A Book Written by Someone Under 30 or Over 70

Under 30- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Over 70- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

A Book with Non-Human Characters

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Chester County Library also put together a Goodreads list of books with non-human characters.

The Second Book in a Series

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (#2 in Bone Season Series)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (#2 in Harry Potter series)

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