Winter Reads - Adult Reading Program

Winter Reads 2018

The Perfect Time for Reading! 

The holidays are over. The nights are long and cold. It's the perfect time to catch up on your reading!  Join us for Winter Reads, our annual adult reading program. All you have to do is read up a storm, keep track of what you read, and cross your fingers that your name will be drawn for a prize.

How can I participate?  

  • Read or listen to one or many books in January and February.
  • Write a short review of each book you read.
  • Play our Bingo Winter Reading Challenge.
  • Wait for the February 1st and March 1st prize drawings.
At the Library:
Read or listen to one or many books, then fill out a drawing entry form for each one. Return these to your library for entry into the prize drawings. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!  If you'd like to write a review, create an account in Beanstack.

Participate online using Beanstack. Log each of the books you’ve read or listened to, and you’re eligible for the February 1st prize drawing, as well as the March 1st Grand Prize drawing at your library!  If you write book reviews, you can also win virtual badges for your efforts, and your reviews will be shared with other online Winter Reads participants. Click here to read reviews submitted by other Scott County readers!

Bingo Winter Reading Challenge
Looking for an extra challenge, or fresh ideas for reading this winter? Try our Bingo Winter Reading Challenge! Can you get “bingo” vertically, horizontally, or diagonally?  Pick up a paper copy in your library branch, or click here to print one out at home!

More Winter Reading Fun!

Staff Picks
Library staff are avid readers, and we enjoy sharing our great finds with other hungry bibliophiles. Browse the themed booklists below, then either click a link and download a copy, or come by the library to pick up one (or several) for yourself.  More booklists will be added throughout January and February, so check back frequently!
Feel Good Books
Overcoming Personal Challenges
Intriguing Science
Cozy Mystery Series
Nonfiction Potpourri
I Love the Library
Interesting People and Forgotten History

Book Trivia
Consider yourself pretty knowledgeable about books and authors?  Test your knowledge of popular, classic and bestselling fiction and nonfiction with our Literary Trivia challenge -- just for Winter Reads! 

Looking for your next great read? 

You’ve come to the right place!  We have several resources to connect you with new authors and books, and we can recommend read-alikes, new authors, and more.  Check out NoveList, and our New and Recommended page for reading ideas, and the weekly adult newsletter for staff-recommended lists of books. 

If you are interested in finding “the best” of 2021, check out these lists: Library JournalPublisher's WeeklyGoodreads, New York Public LibraryNational Public Radio, and TIME Magazine.