VPL Reading Challenge 2023

Welcome to Vaughan Public Libraries’ Reading Challenge for 2023!

As we did last year, we’re challenging you to read more broadly, read outside your comfort zone, discover something new, and have fun. Follow along with our monthly Reading Challenge and let us know what you’re reading on social media, or keep track of what you’re reading with our Reading Log.

Every month we’ll publish a new list of recommended reads based on the monthly challenge. We’ll also have displays at each library with more recommended reads. Check back on this page for more information about each challenge every month!


Read a book by multiple authors

In honour of the new year and new perspectives, this month we are challenging you to read a book written by more than one person! This includes books written in partnership, anthologies, and collections, from fiction to non-fiction to graphic novels.


Read a book about a unique family

In recognition of Family Day on February 20th, this month your Reading Challenge is to read a book about a unique family. In truth, all families are unique, aren’t they? But the families on this list are all distinct, whether for supernatural reasons, murderous reasons, or because of the circumstances they have all lived through together.


Read a book with a map

This month we challenge you to navigate to a new place by reading a book with a map. Maps help us to visualize fantastical lands, real-life places, the corridors of a haunted mansion, the collections of a mysterious library, the food stands in an Autumn amusement park, or an encampment in the Alberta Oil Sands.

Stay tuned for more challenges to come!