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D87 Reading Challenge

Hello, Glenbardians! We are encouraging students & staff to #ReadOn and read widely this summer and throughout the next school year. Challenge participants will read at least 1 book from 5 of the 25 challenges below (feel free to #ReadOn after 5 books for more chances to win prizes). Choose your own titles that fulfill the categories or use this document to view some of our recommend reads. Many of our suggestions include easy to access Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks! We will continue to update this list with new titles throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


Sign Up To Participate

(Use your Glenbard Gmail)

Report Each Book Here

(Use your Glenbard Gmail)

Rules/Book Lists Here

(Via Google Drive)

(This initiative is brought to you by your friendly librarians Diane Mankowski, Kelly Roberts, and Katie Guzan)



25-Year-Old Author or Younger

50 Years+ Forward or Backward

Author of Color

Banned Frequently

Essays or Short Stories

Graphic Novel, Manga, or Comic Book

Immigrant Experience

LGBTQIA - By or About

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Poetry - Contemporary

Set 1,000+ Miles From Your Home

Social Issues

Sports Memoir or Fiction

War Memoir or Novel

YouTube Star Author

Abe List (2018-2019 Award Year) - Click HERE for titles

Book Recommended by a Librarian, Teacher or Peer

Buzzfeed Recommended 2018 Book

Chicago Based

Cover You Hate

Cover You Love

Goodreads Nominee or Winner (Winners HERE)

Least Liked Genre

Movie or TV Based

Social Media Inspired (Found via Twitter, Insta, Reddit, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do audiobooks count?


Can I use the same book for more than one category?

   Each book you read can only be reported for one category.

Can I read five books from the same category?

   You must read five books in five separate categories.

Can I count my assigned class novel?

   Yes, if it fits one of the categories!

What's In It For Me?

   Studies show that people who read are kinder and more empathic. Also, prizes :).

Find These Books

Search East's Follett System For Print Novels

Search East's Overdrive System For Audio & eBooks

(use your Glenbard Google to access)