#RogersReads2020: Read a Book First Published in the Year You Were Born

#RogersReads2020: Read a Book First Published in the Year You Were Born

If you haven’t signed up for the #RogersReads reading challenge for 2020, now is the time! Click the #RogersReads image on the library website or use this link to begin logging your completed challenges and enter for monthly prizes! Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who enter a new book into their online log by the end of the month. If you complete all twelve prompts before February 2021, you will be entered for the grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the challenge.

Each month we will be highlighting one of the twelve reading prompts along with some ideas of titles that could fulfill that prompt. Share your own ideas and show off your progress by tagging us on social media with #RogersReads. Please remember that you can complete the #RogersReads prompts in any order using eBooks, audiobooks, or print copies of a title. We are excited to see what you select to fulfill this prompt!

Read a Book First Published in the Year You Were Born.

We can’t create a recommendation for each and every reader’s birthday, but we can take some guesses about what may fit your needs. You may have to do some additional research to find the perfect book from your birth year, but we have collected some options to get you started. We have listed below several titles from each decade, but you can always contact the library if you need help finding the perfect book for you!

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

Happy reading!


The rest of this year’s challenges are listed below with links, when possible, to suggestions that can fulfill them.

Read a book with “Bronze,” “Silver,” or “Gold” in the title.

Read a book set in the “Jazz Age” (1920s).

Read a book first published in the year you were born.

Read a book that includes a map.

Read a book with a title that is only one word.

Read a book that is the first in a series.

Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about a historical figure.

Read a book someone you know dislikes.

Read a book from the Young Adult section.

Read a book that is not written in traditional prose.

Read a book that has a season in the title.

Read a book about what you wanted to “grow up to be” when you were a kid.

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