Adult Reading Challenge

We've partnered with the Spooner Memorial Library to bring you a 6 month adult reading challenge. It's an opportunity to read something you'd not usually choose, and hopefuly the content of the books will make you think long after you're done.

Just like the kids, you can win prizes!  For every book on the list you read during the challenge, you can enter to win gift certificates for the store.  Read 10 of the 16 and enter for the grand prize.

Eva Apelqvist, who works at both the library and the store, is primarily responsible for the great list of 16 titles from which to choose.  We're hoping that you'll find something outside of your usual genre.  It doesn't count if you read one of the books in the past  (Eva has options, if that's the case). 

The Challenge will run from November 1st to May 1st, 2017.  On Wednesday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. there will be a discussion group at the library, as well as the drawing.

The list of the books can be found below, or pick up a sheet at the library or the store, or open the link to the document at the bottom of this page.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Northwind Book & Fiber
205 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

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The Circle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage Books - April 22nd, 2014

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 2007

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The Cider House Rules Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345417947
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

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Half of a Yellow Sun Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Anchor Books - September 4th, 2007

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385346979
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Published: Broadway Books - April 30th, 2013

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455772
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Published: Vintage Books - February 12th, 2013

Dog Songs: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

Frankenstein Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141439471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 6th, 2003

A Brief History of Time Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553380163
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Published: Bantam Books - August 31st, 1998

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I Am the Messenger Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375836671
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2006

Paper Hearts Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481439848
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 6th, 2016

A Doll's House and Other Plays: With Pillars of the Community, Ghosts and an Enemy of the People Cover Image
By Henrik Ibsen, Deborah Dawkin (Translator), Erik Skuggevik (Translator)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141194561
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Published: Penguin Books - September 13th, 2016

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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 2014

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127789
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015