XBooks : 50 Books in 50 Weeks

BSD's Extreme Reading Challenge Launches NOW!

Been meaning to read more? Are you up to a challenge?

XBooks 2019 is BSD's Extreme Book Challenge. From January 1 until December 20, your library staff challenges YOU to read 50 books in 50 different categories. Turn in your completed XBooks notebook by December 20th and get a choice of rewards, including this awesome sweatshirt!
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What do you need to get started?

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Want to get started now? You can download the Rules Sheet and Category Index and DIY it.


Want help getting set up? Watch for a Notebook setup event taking place at secondary libraries after the break.


Want help finding great books for each category? Ask your librarian or join the XBooks 2019 Schoology group!

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Details & Disclaimers

  • Competition is open to all BSD students in grades 6-11 and staff.
  • Read one book in each category and document all books read in your XBooks notebook.
  • Books must be read between January 1 and December 20th, 2019.
  • Your XBooks notebook must be completed and turned in to your school librarian by 1:30pm on Friday, December 20th. We'll be placing our sweatshirt order immediately, so there are no exceptions to this deadline!