Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2021
You could win a $50 Changing Hands gift card
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Back by popular demand! The Changing Hands Summer Reading Challenge for adults starts now. 

In a book rut? Looking for a new author to discover but don't know where to start? Take the challenge and push yourself to try new genres and read a wider range of perspectives, experiences, and voices. (Need a summer reading challenge for kids? We've got you covered here.)


Grab your Summer Reading Challenge Bingo Board in-store, or download it here »

Color in completed squares as you read. Connect four squares (horizontally, vertically, diagonally) and you’ll be entered in a raffle for one of two $50 Changing Hands gift cards at summer’s end! When complete, drop off your completed bingo board in-store or curbside at our Tempe or Phoenix locations. One card per participant. Program runs until 8/1/2021.


The hashtag #ownvoices was created by Corinne Duyvis in 2015 to highlight books that are written by an author that shares a marginalized identity with the protagonist. More Information »


BIPOC means Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.


Scroll down to browse Summer Reading Challenge categories and lists of suggested titles. Please note: The lists are suggestions to get you started. Feel free to pick from the lists or strike out on your own. Either way, happy reading, and good luck!


A YA novel by a BIPOC author

A book about a female athlete

A book about nature or the great outdoors

A book by a Black or Indigenous Latinx author

A book by a Palestinian author

A book published this year

A book that makes you LOL

A book written by an Asian American and/or Pacific Islander

A genre novel by a Native American, Indigenous or First Nation author

A nonfiction book on anti-racism

A romance by a trans or nonbinary author

A translated novel written by a Japanese author

An #ownvoices book about a disability

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