Reading Bucket List

 A girl with red hair lying on her stomach reading a book and a orange cat next to her. Text: Reading Bucket List. 

Grab your favourite bookmark and get reading

Read 100 books over four years and earn an awesome mini-trophy!

  • Each year, ORL staff create a list of 25 must-read books to explore stories from Canada and around the world.  Each challenge is active for four years.
  • Earn a reward for every set of 25 books read, each reward goes toward building your trophy.
  • Reward pieces are proudly 3-D printed at ORL Makerspaces.

There is something for everyone’s taste and you may find some books that surprise you. Join the fun, try something new, and earn a reward for completing our challenge.

Part 1 - active 2022-2026

Part 2 - active 2023-2027

Part 3 - active 2024-2028

Two ways join the challenge

Sign up online with Beanstack. (Scroll down for more details about Beanstack).


Ask staff at your library for a paper log. 

Book Lists



Please note

In our Part 1 challenge, if you a reader of alternative formats (i.e., DAISY, audio, etc.), please check out Ivan Coyote's Tomboy Survival Guide instead of Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (and mark Gender Queer as read). 

Get your reward!

Once completed, connect with your nearest library branch and you will receive your reward! 

  • Rewards may be collected at any branch and are available while supplies last.
  • Rewards are 3D printed in our library's Makerspaces, so in some cases, rewards may need to be sent to your branch before you can collect them.

Get started with Beanstack

It's easy track your Bucket List reading with Beanstack, online or through the app

View Tutorial

Download the Beanstack Tracker App

Get the app for free from your app store, available for:

  • iPads and iPhones running iOS 14.1 or newer from the App Store.  
  • Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.1 or newer from Google Play