Check it Out Challenge


Each month, read, watch, or listen to something based on that month’s theme and be entered into a prize drawing. If you complete all 12 months, you’ll get a prize for finishing and an entry into our grand prize drawing! Pick up a log at the Readers Advisory desk, or complete the challenge online.

January Challenge

The January Check it Out Challenge is Read the Book, Watch the Movie! Read at least one book that has been turned into a movie, and then watch the movie. You can pick from our suggestion list, or find your own book/movie pairing.

January Prize

The January Raffle Prize is a $25 gift certificate to Lalo’s Restaurant. Earn a raffle ticket by completing the challenge.

Picture of Lalo's Restaurant

January Suggestions

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Marley & Me by Jon Grogan
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Beloved by Toni Morrison
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by R. Skloot
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Martian by Andy Weir

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