Adult Summer Reading Challenge

adult summer reading 

Challenge begins June 1, 2020, submissions will be accepted through August 31st.
Winners will be announced September 15th, 2020.

Must be 16+ and have valid Manatee Libraries library card. Don't have one? Get one here.

Participants are required to choose 4 out of the 12 genres and read a book for each. 
This equals one submission. Each participant can make a submission for every 4 books he or she reads.
Each submission will be entered into a random drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. 

There will be up to 20 winners! Winners will be announced September 15th, 2020. 
Gift cards will be mailed to winners. 

*County employees and their families are ineligible for participation in the Summer Adult Reading Challenge.

Fill out your submissions here! Please wait until you have all four books and are ready to submit.


- Biography/Autobiography
- Classic Novel
- Microhistory
- Page to Screen: Science Fiction
- Best of 2019 (or any book that was published in 2019)
- Travel (travel essays or travelogue, not guide book)
- Fantasy
- Asian Voices
- LGBT+ Voices
- African-American Voices
- Latina & Latin Voices
- Short Story Collection