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Adults Read On is Ready
for Summer!

Challenge yourself to read all summer long!

How It Works

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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!

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Punny Mysteries

Enjoy a good laugh when you see pun-filled titles? Here’s a list of cozy mysteries with very punny titles that will give you a giggle.

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The Stars Are Out Tonight

What makes celebrity autobiographies and memoirs so compelling?  Perhaps it’s because, despite their star status, celebrities ultimately emerge as people just like us, with ordinary

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Short Takes!

Not all stories need to be long to pack a punch. Check out these great titles available on audio lasting less than 10 hours. Bird

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All Kinds of Minds

Did you know April is Autism Acceptance Month? First held in 1972 by the Autism Society, Autism Acceptance Month emphasizes the need for public awareness

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Colorado or Bust

Read any book set in Colorado (fiction or nonfiction).  The Stand by Stephen King This popular apocalyptic horror novel follows the journey of various survivors

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A Dozen Roses

Throughout history, roses have been used to express a variety of emotions—love, of course, but also purity, gratitude, secrecy, vanity, even grief and jealousy.  Here’s

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Popular Biographies

Let’s face it. Humans are a social bunch, and we love learning about the experiences of other humans (especially when they’re famous or notorious). While

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Killer Thrillers

Not into ghosts and ghouls? That’s okay. There’s more than one way to get some thrills and chills. We all know that people are way

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Healthy You

Prioritize your health! Read a book to help you with physical issues, mental health, or simply revamping your meals. You deserve to be healthy and

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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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