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Penn Valley - Read Harder Challenge: Home

This guide contains information about Penn Valley Library's 2020 Read Harder Challenge

About the Challenge

Does quarantine have you spending more time at home? Are you making your way through your book lists? Penn Valley Library invites you to join us reading harder! The library is bringing Book Riot’s annual reading challenge to campus. Inspired by the popular book website’s emphasis on expanding the boundaries of reading, our challenge is an open invitation to faculty, staff, and students to read more.





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How to Participate

Track your reading - download the list from Book Riot. Some titles may have more than one category!

Read books from anywhere- See below for MCC booklists.

Read as much as you like - In a term or in the whole year, read as little or as much as you like to participate.

Book Lists

Books available at Penn Valley Library- Books on this list are available for pick-up by appointment while the physical library is closed due to Covid-19. Make an appointment using Starfish or call Penn Valley library at 816-604-4080.

Books available for request via Mobius- Books on this list can be requested via the Mobius catalog.

Electronic and Audio books available via Penn Valley- Enjoy these books without even leaving the house! Links are provided on the list.


Prizes are available for Penn Valley participants! Read as much or as little as you'd like. When you're done, email your list to