Have you made your reading resolution yet? Ascension Parish Library is here to help with the Read 2021 Challenge. This year-long reading challenge is an opportunity to move beyond the authors, genres, and formats you typically read, get outside of your comfort zone, and have fun with your reading list. We have selected 24 book prompts for the year and will reveal two prompts each month. You can participate by reading a book from one or both of the categories each month. Will you accept the challenge?
Read a book about a sports team or athlete. Take me out to the ballgame! Or the basketball court. Or the boxing ring. This month we challenge you to put your game face on and read a book about sports. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Read a book set on another planet or anywhere in space. Most of us will never have the chance to explore Mars or fly to the farthest reaches of space, but we can all go there through the magic of stories. This month we challenge you to explore other worlds. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Locked-room mysteries are ones in which the victim, suspects, and criminal are all physically trapped together. How can someone commit a crime when they couldn't have been at the scene? How can someone get away with a crime when they can't leave the scene? How can the innocent escape when they are trapped with the killer? Read these stories to see who survives! Curated by Alyssa Devall
If you're looking for something new, check out these picture book and chapter book titles by first-time authors in children's literature. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Are you looking to dive into manga, but don't know where to start? These popular titles are a great place to start. Curated by Willie Nettles.
Are you ready for the release of Marvel's Black Widow? Check out the continuing story with a novel by Margaret Stohl and comics from our hoopla digital platform. Curated by Ashley Lee.
In these trying times, we could all use a good laugh. So, this month, we challenge you to have a little fun with your reading list, and find something that tickles your funny bone. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Retellings put a new spin on fairy tales, myths, and other stories that have had a lasting impact on our collective imagination. This month, we challenge you to explore something old that has been made new again by reading a retelling. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Put your sleuthing skills to the test with these mysteries and thrillers featuring private investigators. Curated by Ashley Lee.
Grab your sunscreen and your beach towel, and don't forget your book! While you're soaking up the sun, these beach reads are sure to keep you entertained. Curated by Ashley Lee.