Missouri Book Challenge runs September through August each year.

Monthly Challenges – Each month, the team is challenged to read at least one book on the monthly theme.
Sept – Capital Read/Missouri books
Oct – Paranormal/Horror
Nov – Nonfiction
Dec – Holiday books
January – Classics
February – Fairy Tales/Fractured Fairy Tales
March – Female Authors
April – Dystopian/Apocalyptic
May – Graphic Novels
June - Mysteries
July – Historical
August – International Authors

Wildcard Challenges:
Books by Neil Gaiman
Books with over 700 pages
Readers with pets

How to win a prize:
Participate in at least 9 of the challenges. One review will be randomly selected from the challenge books each month.

Write at least one review a month. One review will be randomly selected from all those posted each month.


1) No picture books, but audiobooks do count.

2) Must have been read during the months of the challenge.

3) Books owned by MRRL are preferred – if you review a book that we don’t own, please talk to a selector about adding it to our collection. You can review Mobius books, just link to the Mobius catalog.


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