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26 Book Challenge

The 26 Book Challenge is an extra-curricular opportunity available to any student within the school. The Challenge was devised by members of the 2022 Concordia College Book Council. This group of students from Years 8 to 12 are passionate about sharing their love for books. We aim to encourage students to read widely from a diverse range of genres, time periods and authors, and connect with a community of fellow book lovers within Concordia.

The Middle and Senior 26 Book Challenges extend over the course of the 2022 academic year. Students are encouraged to keep a record of all books read that meet the specific categories. To inspire students, there is a 26 Book Challenge display area in the library.

Here is a sample of some categories for 2022:

  • A book with a question in the title, or the words Yes – No – Maybe
  • Oliver Twist
  • A Dickens, an Austin, a Bronte, an Orwell, an Allen Poe, or a Tolkien
  • A book about social injustice
  • A book that has been adapted for screen (television or film) in the last five years
  • A book with a title longer than five words
  • We are thrilled that over 100 students from Years 7 to 12 have signed up to attempt the challenge in 2022.

Emma Rieger
Enrichment and Extended Learning