Winter Reading Challenge with Spooner Memorial Library

Truth graphic

Take the Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Spooner Memorial Library and Northwind Book & Fiber.  Read books from the list below and enter drawings for $30 gift certificates to the store.  Read 10 of the 21 titles and enter for the Grand Prize $60 certificate.  Reading lists can be picked up at either location.  Slips should be turned in at the library by May 5th, 2022.

Our challenge theme this year is "What is Truth".  As always, we want you to read in all genres and maybe outside of your comfort zone.

We have become so polarized in this country and can't seem to even agree on what is truth.  Our book choices explore truth from many perspectives in both fiction and non-fiction.  In fiction we often see unreliable narrators and different understandings of the same events.  In our non-fiction choices, we hope we are introducing you to history you may not have known or sound perspectives that encourage critical thinking on current events and issues.

U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said in 1983: 

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts"

Event date: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Northwind Book & Fiber
205 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801
1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signet -

All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250772947
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Published: Picador - November 17th, 2020

The Catcher in the Rye Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 1st, 1991

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250123824
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

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Fates and Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

Hope Was Here Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142404249
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Published: Puffin Books - June 2nd, 2005

In a Dark, Dark Wood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501112331
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 19th, 2016

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620973929
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Published: New Press - July 17th, 2018

Life of Pi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2003

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358108474
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Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2019

Never Have I Ever: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062855329
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2020

Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Other Side of Truth Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064410021
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Published: Amistad - December 24th, 2002

Rebecca Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

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

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

Twelfth Night (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743482776
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2004

We Were Liars Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385741279
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Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018