Read a classic you haven't read before. What is a classic? Some say a book must be of high artistic quality to be a classic. Others say it must make a significant contribution to literature. For the purposes of this challenge, you should consider choosing a book that has lasting value and appeal within its genre or style. And it's up to you to determine if your choice is a classic. This month, we challenge you to read a classic you haven't read before. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
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?
Most of us have favorite genres that we return to again and again when choosing books. Many stories, however, don't fit neatly into one category or another but cross over into one or more genres. In June, we challenge you to read a genre crossover to explore a story that might be a little unconventional for you. Find recommendations by genre and age group.
Are you packing up the car and hitting the road this summer? If so, these audiobooks can help you pass the time and are great for the whole family. Curated by Carrie Goodall.
Open your mind to the wonders of the natural world by walking with the polar bears, flying with the vespers, or swimming with the whale sharks. Curated by Carrie Goodall.
Read historical fiction not set during World War II. Many of us are drawn to the fascinating narratives of people who lived, fought, and triumphed during World War II, and the publishing world reflects that widespread interest. For this historical fiction challenge, we're asking you to explore different narratives and time periods. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new era in history! Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.
What if the Civil War had lasted for sixteen years? What if Charles Lindbergh had become president? What if magic had never disappeared from England? Explore the possibilities of "what if" with these novels that are based on history . . . mostly. Curated by Carrie Goodall.
Fighting the forces of evil. Defending truth, justice, and freedom. Some of the strongest heroines in the comic-verse are featured in these female power comics for adults. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
The longstanding tradition of fantasy novels continues with these contemporary selections that hit the high notes with magic, fantastical creatures, epic world building and more. Recommended by Samantha Matherne.
On Christmas day, the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn aired on Netflix as an original adaptation. Starring the members of the Bridgerton family, these English Regency romances feature a mix of humor, wit, and passion. Read the ebooks on OverDrive or listen to the audiobooks on hoopla! Find more books centered on the Regency era here.