hygge \ hue · gah
n. : a cozy quality that makes a person feel content and comfortable. adj. : invoking or fostering a sense of coziness, contentment, and well-being
Embrace hygge this winter, and enjoy our Winter Reading Challenge for adults!
(December 1 through March 1)
Download the BINGO board here to get started today or stop by any West Hartford Library to sign up and receive a small gift (while supplies last). Read books and complete activities to earn raffle tickets for prizes!
The Winter Reading Challenge is made possible by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Library Foundation.
Want some help finding books to fill your BINGO board?
- Novelist (requires a library card), Goodreads, and the NPR Book Concierge are great resources for browsing different genres.
- Check out the library’s Reader’s Resources page to see even more resources for finding books.
- Stop at the Information Desk anytime to discuss book choices.
- Take a look at the book suggestions in the categories below!
Featuring a Nonhuman Protagonist
Books in Translation
Set Outside the United States
Set in New England
About a Journey
Women Authors of Color
Featuring a LGBTQIA+ Protagonist
Classic or Retelling of a Classic
First in a Series
Featuring a Protagonist Person of Color
About a Library or Bookstore
Book Awards Suggestions
- Agatha Awards (Mysteries)
- Andrew Carnegie Medals
- Booker Awards
- Edgar Awards (Mysteries)
- Eisner Awards (Comic Industry Awards)
- Hugo Awards (Science Fiction)
- Locus Awards (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
- National Book Awards
- Nebula Awards (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
- PEN/Faulkner Award
- Pulitzer Awards
- Stonewall Book Award (LGBTQIA+ books)
- Women’s Prize for Fiction