Are you looking for a fun new year’s resolution for 2023? Then look no further than the 2023 Mass Reading Challenge, hosted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Join with other book lovers across the Commonwealth (and beyond) for a literary adventure in the new year!
To participate in this challenge, sign up using this form, and then choose a book to read each month that fits the categories listed below:
When you’ve finished reading your book each month, fill out this online form to report on your selection. If you read and report on at least one book in 2023, you’ll be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. And if you submit an entry for each of the twelve months of the year, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of two totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies! See this FAQ page for more information on how to participate in the challenge.
When you’re ready to select your book for March, be sure to browse the Massachusetts Book Awards collection in the State Library’s online catalog. As the official depository library for all Massachusetts Book Awards books, we have a comprehensive collection of award-winning books that are available to check out via interlibrary loan. Simply submit an interlibrary loan request through your local library (preferably in mid-February to allow time for shipping), and we’ll send the book your way!
We’re also an official Reading Partner for this challenge, so don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking for guidance on a book to read for a particular month.
Happy reading in 2023!