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Books on First Reading Challenge


Take the Reading Challenge

In 2017, we challenge you to read a book eligible under the monthly category.  We used to have incentives, but Larry & Brenda have fallen down on the job since Antoinette left us to help young readers at the Dixon Public Library (You go, Antoinette!), and under the (poor) excuse that no one submits anything, have taken away the submission forms, the entry box and the monthly drawings for free lattes, gift certificates and other valuable prizes.

But, still, it's a good challenge, even without Antoinette to champion it.  Come in on Saturdays and discuss what you've read with Carolyn!  Write a comment online.  We look forward to continuing to challenge you.

Month/ And the Winner Is: Type of Reading Challenge More Inspiration
January A book recommended by family or friend
February A book that has been on your to-read list for a long time
March A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
April The first title in a series you have not yet read
May A book from a country you have never visited
June A novel or collection of short stories in the genre of Dystopian Fiction
July A National Book Award Winner
August A book by an author you've been wanting to try

A book with an eponymous character -- that is, the title is the name of a character in the book!

(And you know what? No one said it had to be fiction!)

October A book that you feel would challenge you (what the heck does that mean, Antoinette?)
November A book that's just been published this past year
December A book that became a movie this year


Big Little Lies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425274866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

As an HBO series produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman along with Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern, this is not a film, per se, but we'll count it!