Read a book that has been adapted to the screen. Since the early days of cinema, Hollywood has used literature as inspiration. Sometimes the adaptation does the book justice, while other times it's disappointing to fans of the original work. This month, we challenge you to read a book that has been adapted to the screen so you can see for yourself that the book was better. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
Read a book with a map in it (fiction or nonfiction). Whether set in our world or in an imaginary realm, books that include maps place a story within its physical geography. Maps can show schools, cities, countries, fantastical worlds, or outer space, but they always offer a visual representation of the story's setting. This month we challenge you to read a nonfiction or fiction book that features a map somewhere in the pages or end cover of the book. 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?
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.
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.
Reading anthologies and collections of stories by one or more authors is a great way to sample an author's writing and read shorter works of fiction or essays. Most collections have a common element or unifying theme for readers to consider and explore. In June we challenge you to read an anthology or collection of short stories. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids.
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.
The greatest stories are the ones that last and resonate with new generations of readers. While there are differing opinions about which books should be considered classics, books that were written before you were born can carry a certain nostalgia for a different time period. So, use this challenge to explore the past or share books from your childhood with your children. In May, we challenge you to read a book that was published before you were born. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.