Winter Reading Challenge

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

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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!

Cozy Mysteries

Featuring a Nonhuman Protagonist

Books in Translation

Set Outside the United States

Set in New England

About a Journey

Winter-Themed Books

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

Food Writing

Book Awards Suggestions