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Norwich Reads! Reading Challenge Made Easy

Reading Passport for Adults

Reading Passport for Students


Suggestions on how to find books to fit the Norwich Reads! categories:

The library can borrow books from other libraries for you. Ask at the desk for help!



A book that’s becoming a movie in 2019


A book written by a musician

Google search "Books written by Musicians"

A Goodreads book with a million ratings

Browse Goodreads


A book with a plant in the title or on the cover

Browse the library's shelves

A book about a hobby

Search the library catalog

A book with “pop, “sugar,” or “challenge” in the title

Search the library catalog


Books with clothing or accessories on the cover

Browse the library's shelves.

A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore

Goodreads list

A book published posthumously

Posthumous books on Goodreads


A retelling of a classic

Goodreads retellings

A book with a question in the title

Goodreads Titles with a Question Mark

A book set on a college or university campus

List of campus novels from The Guardian

Goodreads Romances on Campus


A book about someone with a superpower

Portalist's Books about Teens with Superpowers

Goodreads Books with Superpowers

A book told from multiple character POVs

Goodreads Books with Multiple Points of View

A book set in space

Browse the shelves for Science Fiction titles

Search the library catalog

Book Riot's 50 Must Reads Set in Space


A book by two female authors

ABEBooks Literary Collaborations

Stacked Books Author Teams

A book with a title that contains “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter,” or “spicy.”

Search the library catalog


A book set in Scandinavia

Tale Away's Books Set in Scandinavia


A book that takes place in a single day

List Challenge Books Set in One Day

The Guardian's 10 Best Circadian Novels

A debut novel

100 Best Debut Novels

Pick your favorite author and read their first book

A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature

Goodreads Nonfiction About Extinct Animals

Search the library catalog

Browse library shelves


A book recommended by a celebrity you admire

Celebrities Reveal their Favorite Books

Celebrity Book Clubs

A book with “love” in the title

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A book featuring an amateur detective

Goodreads Amateur Detective Fiction


A book about a family

Book Riot's Family Fiction

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A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South America

Goodreads International Authors

A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title

Search the library catalog for a zodiac sign.

Search the catalog for astrology fiction.



A book that includes a wedding

Books to Read During Wedding Season

Goodreads Weddings in Fiction

A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter

Goodreads Same Letter Author Names

A ghost story

Goodreads Ghost Stories


A book with a two-word title

Browse the library shelves

A novel based on a true story

Book Riot's Books Based on True Stories

Goodreads Best Books Based on True Stories


A book revolving around a puzzle or game

Barnes & Noble Books about Video Games

Goodreads Popular Sports Novels

Search the library catalog for games fiction


A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book

Book Riot's Intro to Climate Fiction

Goodreads Climate Fiction

Search the library catalog for climate fiction


A “choose-your-own-adventure” book

Goodreads Choose Your Own Adventure Books

Search the library catalog for choose your own

A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, rectory, or convent

Goodreads Popular Monastery Books

Books Featuring Monks or Nuns

Search the library catalog for convents fiction

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