Great Bookish Menu

Great Bookish Menu

The Adult Reading Challenge. 6 Books. 6 Themes. Get Reading.

Monday 4 May – Friday 4 September

If you enjoyed taking part in our recent reading challenge, Read Well NL, then you’ll want to get signed up to the Great Bookish Menu – our new Adult Reading Challenge.

With the Great Bookish Menu, we are challenging you to read outside your comfort zone. So from Monday 4 May until Friday 4 September, we’re challenging you to read six books, one from each of the themes below:

The Great Bookish Menu Themes:

Read a work of historical fiction.

Read a book on your ‘must-read list’.

Read a book with a one-word title.

Read a work of Scottish crime fiction.

Read a book that’s set in a made-up place.

Read a work of fiction that’s been banned in the past

Need help with suggestions?

We now have suggestions online for each of the themes on our online catalogue. Look out of the Great Bookish Menu tab to help get you started here.

Sign up online to take part:

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Don’t Forget Your Reading Record

You can download this reading record to keep track of how you’re doing with the challenge here.

Completed the challenge?

Let us know you’ve completed the challenge by dropping us an email to

Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a prize draw for some fantastic book token prizes.