Choose Your Own Adventure

This summer you are invited to...                                     


Pick from our suggested challenges, or come up with your own to create your summer reading challenge. You can read one to one hundred books – it’s up to you!

Let us know what you read by grabbing a bookmark from any of our three branches to fill out, or entering your adventure in the form below. Each item you read gives you one chance to win a hamper full of mystery prizes.

Terms and Conditions

This challenge runs from Friday 10 December 2021 - 6pm Friday 11 January 2022. Prizes will be announced on 12 February with winners notified by email.

Open to all ages. Nelson City Council employees and their familiar are not eligible to enter.  Judge's decisions are final.



Suggested Challenges

Read a...

- story with LGBTQIA+ representation

- romance book written by a New Zealand author

- book set in space.

- mystery or thriller set in a place you’d like to visit

- book set in a different decade

- book with food as the main theme

- book that has been made into a tv show or movie

- book from the 500 section..

- Star Wars novel or novelisation

- book or series on your TBR you have just never got around to

- a memoir from someone still living

- a book published the year you were born

- an Afrofuturism Sci-fi book

- fantasy book inspired by a culture other than Western culture (ie Asian-inspired, African, Indian)

- huge book that you’ve been using as a doorstop

- book set in, or about, libraries 

- short story or poem

- historical book based on a culture other than Western European

- prize winning author

- translated classic           

- novel written before 1900

- classic you’ve been meaning to read forever

- book with something you can create – a recipe, craft project


For more information please email, phone 03 546 8100, or visit us at one of our branches.