Winter Reading Challenge
Read Around the World with our winter reading challenge for adults this year. We're starting a little later than usual, so we're giving you a little more time (hopefully we don't have snow until then!)
We're excited about the list this year. Many of the authors are Nobel or other prize winners. We often chose indigenous authors or those born in the culture about which they write. We hope all the books evoke a sense of place.
For each book you read, you can enter a slip at the library for a drawing for gift certificates to the bookstore. Read 10 off the list and enter for the grand prize. Of course, we hope you try to read all 25!
(One of the 25 books, Ice Bound, is out of print, but you can get it at the library).
United States. Poet Laureate
United States. Newbery Honor book. Young Adult
United States. Nobel prize winning author. Novel.
Canada. Canadian First Nations Award. Novel.
Mexico. Pulitzer Finalist. Non-fiction about immigration.
Mexico. Newbery Award. Middle-grade dystopian science fiction.
Columbia. Nobel prize winning author. Novel. Magical Realism.
Peru. Nobel Prize winning author. Novel.
Tanzania. Nobel prize winning author. Novel.
Nigeria. National Book Critics Circle & other awards. Essay based on TED talk.
South Africa. NAACP Award. Memoir.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Antarctica. Lascaux Fiction Prize. Novel.
India. Pulitzer Prize. Short Stories.
Vietnam. Many Best of the Year lists. Epic family novel.
China. National Book Award. Novel.
Russia. Historical novel. (we know the author is American, but we love this book!)
Belarus. Nobel prize winning author. History/Biography.
Poland. Nobel prize winning author. Mystery.
Portugal. Nobel prize winning author. Dystopian allegory.
Northern Europe/UK/Italy/Slovenia. New York Times Notable & many other Best of lists. Nature/Geology.
Australia. Historical Novel.