Reading list challenges give readers a list of titles to log reading from in order to earn logging badges and progress in the challenge. They are an excellent way to encourage library patrons or students to read specific books, say from a summer reading list, a staff recommendations roundup, or regional award winners.
When there is a reading list challenge available, its challenge card will display a bookshelf icon to indicate that there is a list of specific titles included for the challenge.
Just like with any other challenge, a reader can click a reading list challenge's challenge card to learn more about it and then click "Join Challenge" to register. They can click the challenge card at any time to view the reading list challenge page.
On the challenge page, readers will see their progress toward completing the titles in the reading list displayed in the Overview tab, as well as their badge, reading, and/or activity progress.
In the Reading List tab, readers will see the total number of titles within the reading list, as well as any title completion requirements. Reading list challenges can require a certain number of titles and/or require specific titles from within the overall reading list.
Each included title's book cover displays here. Clicking on one shows the title and author, as well as a "Log Reading" button. If there is in-app reading content available for the title, readers will also see a "Read Now" option.
Clicking "Read Now" opens the ebook directly within the Beanstack web or mobile app. If the challenge tracks minutes of reading with minutes logging badges, the app will automatically track how long the reader spends on the content and then open the logging form, with the minutes spent reading pre-filled, when the reader clicks "I'm Done Reading."
Selecting "Log Reading" instead of "Read Now" immediately takes the reader to the logging form, bypassing any in-app reading content. The logging form will pre-fill the book's title and author information. The reader can then edit the date if needed, add their time spent reading if the challenge tracks minutes, and select the book's completion status before clicking "Log."
Once logged, any earned badges will pop up, as well as a completion notification if the session completed one of the reading list titles.
Readers can also log for a reading list challenge at any time by clicking the "Log Reading" or "Log Reading and Activities" button in the upper lefthand corner of their screen. After selecting their reader(s), they can then pick the reading list challenge for which they want to log.
Once they select a reading list challenge, the reading list titles will appear just as they do within the challenge page's Reading List tab. Readers can then click the desired cover and select Log Reading or, if available, Read Now, and proceed through the logging form.
Once a title is completed, its book cover will feature a green check in the lower righthand corner in both the reading list and the challenge log.
Just like in any reading challenge, readers can complete the same title multiple times. Logging book completions or minutes for any of the reading list titles will earn readers book or minutes logging badges, depending on the log type used in the challenge. And completing the required titles or the required number of titles in the reading list challenge will earn the reader a completion badge if it is included in the challenge.
Once a reading list challenge ends, it no longer appears in the reader's main logging screen when they click the "Log Reading" or "Log Reading and Activities" button; however, readers can continue accessing recently ended reading list challenges from their home challenges screen by toggling over to the "Past" tab. Once within the challenge page, they can click the title for which they'd like to log reading, select "Log Reading" (any in-app reading content that was available during the challenge is no longer accessible after the end date), and fill out the logging form with their reading information, taking care to select a past date during the reading list challenge's duration.