biography, memoir, Nonfiction, read 2021

April Challenge: Explore Biography

Biographies and memoirs give us insight into the lives and personal journeys of individual people. They can help us to see people who are different from us in a new light or help us find comfort in the experiences of people who are similar. In April, we challenge you to read a biography or a memoir. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children.

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March Challenge: Read Excellence

Awards for literary excellence are given out yearly in the library and publishing worlds. Some, like the National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, Newbery and Caldecott Awards, are familiar. Others, like the Goodreads Choice Awards and the Book Shimmy Awards might be less so. This month, we challenge you to read a book that has won a literary award, no matter how obscure. Find recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and children, or check out our list of literary awards.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, historical fiction, middle grade fiction, read 2021

February Challenge: History Buff

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.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, middle grade fiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Discover a New Author

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.

children's books, children's picture books, Fiction, memoir, middle grade fiction, Nonfiction, read 2021, young adult fiction

January Challenge: Explore Louisiana

If you've got the envie to pass a good time, read a book set in the bayou state. And don't forget to tell ya mama an' them about this challenge! Find recommendations for adults, teens, middle graders, and children.

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READ 2021 Challenge

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?