Aberdeen Reads Mini-Challenges

You can choose from any of the Mini-Challenges listed below. Let library staff know when you have completed Mini-Challenges - everyone who completes three or more will be entered into a prize draw!

  • Try a different format of book from the one you normally read (perhaps an audiobook, a graphic novel, or an eBook). 

 

 

  • Read/listen to something a family member or friend recommends.

 

  • Inspire your fellow readers by recommending a must read to feature on the Aberdeen Reads website. You can email us your recommended read at learningdevelopment@aberdeencity.gov.uk, tell a member of library staff, or share it through social media using #AberdeenReads on Twitter and Instagram or on the Aberdeen Reads Facebook group. Suggestions received will be added to the web pages at the end of week 1, end of week 4 and finally at the end of week 7.
  • Take a photo/draw a picture of what you read today or of your favourite place to read. We’d love to see your picture - if you’d like to share it with us send it in an email, bring it into the library, or share it via Social media using #AberdeenReads on Twitter and Instagram or on the Aberdeen Reads Facebook group.

 

  • Read/ listen to a book whose cover you don’t like.

 

  • Try PressReader, Aberdeen City Libraries online newspaper and magazine resource to find a wide range of articles from across the world.

 

  • Read/listen to something set in another country/world or originally written in a language other than English. 
  • Read a story to another family member or friend.

 

  • Read/ listen to a book with a one-word title.

 

 

  • Read/ listen to something that was published the year you were born. 
  • Read/ listen to a real-life story 

 

  • Borrow a “how to book” and follow instructions to do something new (e.g. a recipe book, DIY, crafts, Minecraft) 

 

  • Read/listen to a book which is a modern retelling of a classic

 

  • Share what your favourite stories were when you were younger. You can You can email us your favourite stories at learningdevelopment@aberdeencity.gov.uk, tell a member of library staff, or share it via Social media using #AberdeenReads on Twitter and Instagram or on the Aberdeen Reads Facebook group. Suggestions received will be compiled and put on the web pages at the end of week 4 and finally at the end of week 7.
  • Read/ listen to something about a topic that you are interested in
  • Read/ listen to a book which has won a prize e.g. the Booker Prize, Bookbug Picture Book Prize, Scottish Teenage Book Prize etc

Adult Book Awards

Children and Young People's Book Awards

  • Borrow a book about/set in the place where you live or where you were born
  • Use a recommended reads website to choose something to read

Suggested website for reading recommendations

  • Read/ listen to a book about or set in space

 

  • Read/ listen to a story that’s been made into a film

 

  • Try a short story or a quick read

 

  • Why not use one of our online resources to learn something new? There’s something for everyone including Grid Club, Busy Things, Oxford Reference Encyclopedias, Oxford Very Short Introductions and many more…
  • Borrow a book with an orange cover

 

  • Read/ listen to a book by an author with the same initials as you

 

  • Tell us about your favourite read or place you’ve found to read over the summer. You can email learningdevelopment@aberdeencity.gov.uk, tell a member of library staff or share it via Social media using #AberdeenReads on Twitter and Instagram or on the Aberdeen Reads Facebook group


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