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.
Chosen by readers, the Goodreads Choice Awards highlight favorite books of 2020 in multiple categories. Read on to see this year's winners and nominees.
We know there are tons of authors out there whose books you haven't read before. While this challenge can be met with books published in any year, our list of recommendations are for books published in 2020 that you may not have had a chance to read yet. We hope this challenge will help you discover a new author! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.
These urban fiction titles focus on the joys and the struggles of family relationships. If you're in the holiday mood, check out the family Christmas novel by best seller Ashley Antoinette. Recommended by Carrie Goodall.
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?