Adult Reading Challenge

Adults Reading

We've partnered with the Spooner Memorial Library for the 3rd annual Adult Reading Challenge!

From November 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019, read any ten of the sixteen books in the challenge.  Receive an entry for every book you finish.  Those who read at least ten of the titles can win a $60 gift certificate to the bookstore.  Those who read at least one book can win a $30 or $20 certificate.   All entries are due at the library by the end of the day on May 1st.  Drawing will take place on May 2nd at 3 p.m. at the library.  You do not have to be present to win.

The Challenge this year is "Gems Worth Revisiting"  with 16 titles in as many genres.  It is a diverse list not only in terms of genres, but also authors, countries, and length (A Suitable Boy and Kristin Lavransdatter are great big sagas for winter nights!).

See the list below, or pick up a list at the store or library.  All books are available at the store and the library, although copies may not always be in stock. 

Event date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Northwind Book & Fiber
205 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801
Ishmael: A Novel (Ishmael Series #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553375404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - May 1st, 1995

Silent Spring Cover Image
By Rachel Carson, Linda Lear (Introduction by), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2002

The Left Hand of Darkness Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780441478125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - March 15th, 1987

The Celestine Prophecy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538730263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 18th, 2018

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743246989
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone - August 12th, 2003

A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594482090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2006

Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345337665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 13th, 1991

Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062319043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 25th, 2014

Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (The Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy) Cover Image
By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Tiina Nunnally (Notes by), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780143039167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2005

A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Perennial Classics) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060786526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 4th, 2005

Understanding Comics Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780060976255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 27th, 1994

Markings Cover Image
By Dag Hammarskjold, W. H. Auden (Translated by), L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg (Translated by), Jimmy Carter (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307277428
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440238133
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Laurel Leaf - September 9th, 2003

Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061787423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 23rd, 2016