Adults, Here’s Your 2019 Summer Reading Challenge

Updated September 12, 2019: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pick Four Challenge. We have notified winners of the prize drawing. Check out this list of books our patrons enjoyed during this year's challenge.

Adults, choose from a variety of reading categories with our First Books First summer reading challenge!

First things first, start by printing our First Books First Board. Then read at least four books to enter a drawing to win prizes such as CPL T-shirts and book-themed tote bags.

To enter the drawing, scan or take a photo of your completed board and email it to Or mail a copy to Chicago Public Library, Content Curation,10-S, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605. Entries due by August 26.

Reading Suggestions

Need some ideas for what to read? We've got you covered. See the First Books First Board for a complete list of categories.