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ARO is open to readers ages 16 and up.


Earn points by completing reading challenges. 
Earn 1 point per challenge completed.
5 points is the goal, but you can complete as many challenges as you’d like!

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Reading Lists

Looking for some great books to help you complete the challenges? We’ve got some librarian-recommended titles that should suit just about any reader. You don’t have to pick from these lists to finish the challenges, we just wanted to give you some good options!

Inside Jokes

There are as many types of memoir as there are people writing them, but we’d like to encourage you to indulge in a funny one.

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Did You Hear That?

Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? The possibility of restless spirits and haunted places has fascinated and frightened humans throughout the centuries. You’ll want

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Missing Memories

The Mayo Clinic defines amnesia as “the loss of memories, such as facts, information and experiences.” And amnesia is a commonly used plot device in

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The essay is an underappreciated form of writing. They’re short enough to be read in one sitting, can range in tone and subject from the

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Broadway Reads

Read the books that became your favorite Broadway shows!  The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Opening on Broadway in 1988, The Phantom of

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Love Your Space

Tips and tricks to spruce up your home and workspace. Indulge you inner organizer with these helpful picks often full of lush beautiful photos to

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Emerald Isle Authors

The literary tradition of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is a long and distinguished one. That tradition continues to flourish through some of the most compelling

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When magic and science collide, which side will you choose?  This list explores books that combine all things techie with the wonders of magic, wherein

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High Tide

Colorado may be a landlocked state, but we can still enjoy the ocean in our reading. To earn this badge, read a book that features

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Animal Kingdom

Read a fiction or nonfiction book featuring animals. Dogs or giraffes or dinosaurs, oh my! The animal kingdom is not lacking in fascinating and beautiful

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’70s Glam

The 1970s provided a bridge between the folksy ’60s and the over-the-top ‘80s, filling the disco decade with flowy bohemian fashion, manmade fabrics designed to

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A Touch of Magic

These books are based in our own world, either contemporary or historical, but with a small twist: magic and/or mythological beasts exist alongside everything that

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