50 Book Challenge

Join Bernardsville Public Library’s 50 Book Challenge! Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but if you share the goal with a supportive group, it can be a lot of fun. Our goal is to provide support for those readers who wish to challenge themselves during the year. For further information, call 908-766-0118.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:30 am. To be added to our email list and stay up to date on the 50 Book Challenge, email librarian@bernardsvillelibrary.org.

2020 Challenge

2018 Challenge

2017 Challenge

Get Started!

Click here for a printable reading log.

Click here for 2019 summer reading suggestions from Carol Fitzgerald of bookreporter.com.

Sign up for Goodreads to create book lists and share books with friends.

Book Lists from Meetings

January 2020 Book List

Top Circulating Fiction 2019

September 2019 Book List

April 2019 Book List

January 2019 Book List

September 2018 Book List

May 2018 Book List

January 2018 Book List

Your Favorite Books 2017

Top Circulating Books 2017

Library Journal Best Books 2017

Amazon Best Books 2017

Washington Post Best Books 2017

Publisher’s Weekly Best Non-Fiction 2017

Publisher’s Weekly Best Fiction 2017

January 2017

October 2016

April 2016

January 2016

October 2015

April 2015

January 2015

October 2014

July 2014

April 2014

January 2014

October 2013

July 2013

Reading Resources

See what’s on the NY Times Bestseller List.

Visit the Book News Blog to find out what others are reading and to post your own comments.

Use the Catalog Search link to find a book at Bernardsville Public Library and book reviews on each title. Or search catalogs of local libraries.

Join our Best Sellers Club: Link here to automatically borrow books by your favorite authors.

Match your reading preferences to book titles and read book reviews with our Book Reviews & Authors subscription databases (all require a library card number)

Need more suggestions? Check out the book lists below for the top picks from 2016!

Amazon’s Best Books of 2016

BuzzFeed.com’s Best Fiction of 2016

GoodReads.com’s Best Books of 2016

The Guardian’s Best Fiction of 2016

Huffington Post’s Best Fiction of 2016

Library Journal’s Top 10 of 2016

New York Times Top 10 of 2016

Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2016

Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of 2016

Share your favorites!

One of the best ways to get ideas for what to read next is to get suggestions from fellow members. Tell us what you are reading for 50 Book Challenge here!