Warm Winter Read 2024

Warm Winter Read 2024

Welcome back to Warm Winter Read, the program that invites you to embrace the joy of reading during the colder months!

As the temperature drops, it’s the perfect time to cosy up with a good book and dedicate a few moments each day to immerse yourself in a captivating story. By participating, you not only enrich your reading experience but also stand a chance to win fantastic bookish prizes! If you’re uncertain about which book to choose, your local librarian is eagerly waiting to assist you in finding your next great read!

The Warm Winter Read challenge is on from 1 June to 31 August 2024, and is open to adult readers (aged 16 years and over) across Victoria. 

  • How to participate —


    Log each day you spend time reading, between 1 June – 31 August 2024 on the Warm Winter Read website. Alternatively, you can collect a paper Reading Journal from your local library branch to log your reading. You can register for the Warm Winter Read at any time during 1 June – 31 August. 


    Participants are encouraged to tick off six (6) challenge activities as they progress through the challenge period. These are not compulsory but designed to encourage readers to participate in various parts of the reading challenge.


    Need help signing up? See your friendly local librarian for assistance – you might even leave with your very first Warm Winter Read! 


  • Important Dates —
    • Warm Winter Reads runs from Saturday 1 June to Saturday 31 August 2024.  All entry forms must be submitted by Sunday 8 September 2024.
    • Bookish prize-winners will be drawn on Monday 9 September 2024. 
  • Stay up to date with the challenge —

    For the latest updates, book recommendations and exciting program announcements, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram

  • Let us inspire you —

    Collect bookmarks from your local library branch with recommended reads from authors including Shelley Parker-Chan, Garry Disher, Pip Williams, Melissa Lucashenko, Alison Goodman, Matt Preston, Dr Ahona Guha and Michael Earp.

    What can I read?

    Anything you want! Books, Magazines, ebooks, eAudiobooks – the choice is yours!
    This year, once again, we have 8 Australian authors who have come on board to showcase their latest title, as well as recommend 4 more titles for you to read. This year each of our authors is from a different genre, making it so easy to build your to-be-read pile with old favourites or to try something new!

    Thank you to our 8 authors this year:

    Foodie – Matt Preston
    Crime Fiction – Garry Disher
    Time & Place – Pip Williams
    Literary Fiction – Melissa Lucashenko
    Balance – Dr. Ahona Guha
    Other Worlds – Shelly Parker-Chan
    Cosy Reads – Alison Goodman
    Young Adult – Michael Earp


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