Hello, Glenbardians! We are encouraging students & staff to #ReadOn and read widely this summer and throughout the next school year. Challenge participants will read at least 1 book from 5 of the 25 challenge categories below (feel free to #ReadOn after 5 books for more chances to win prizes). Choose your own titles that fulfill the categories or use this document to view some of our recommend reads. Many of our suggestions include easy to access Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks! We will continue to update this list with new titles throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
This initiative is brought to you by your friendly librarians Diane Mankowski, Kelly Roberts, and Katie Guzan.
Links to our Recommendations
25-Year-Old Author or Younger
50 Years+ Forward or Backward
Author of Color
Essays or Short Stories
Graphic Novel, Manga, or Comic Book
LGBTQIA - By or About
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Poetry - Contemporary
Set 1,000+ Miles From Your Home
Sports Memoir or Fiction
War Memoir or Novel
Other Categories without Specific Recommendations
Abe List (2018-2019 Award Year) - Click HERE for titles
Book Recommended by a Librarian, Teacher or Peer
Buzzfeed Recommended 2018 Book (Hint: Google Buzzfeed YA 2018)
Cover You Hate
Cover You Love
Goodreads Nominee or Winner (Winners HERE)
Least Liked Genre
Movie or TV Based
Social Media Inspired (Book Recommended on Twitter, Insta, Reddit, etc.)
#ReadOn was insipred by @BookRiot #readharder
Do audiobooks count?
Can I use the same book for more than one category?
Each book you read can only be reported for one category.
Can I read five books from the same category?
You must read five books in five separate categories.
Can I count my assigned class novel?
Yes, if it fits one of the categories!
What's In It For Me?
Studies show that people who read are kinder and more empathic. Also, prizes :).
Search Glenbard South's Online Catalog for Books!
Search Glenbard South's eBook collection in Overdrive!
(use your Glenbard Google to access)
Overdrive User Guide