Do you want to read more in 2019? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new, or a goal that seems a little too intimidating? Maybe you’re just looking for a way to escape the cold without spending money. Some of our staff members have set reading challenges for the year, so here are a few fun ways we’ll be working on them:
• Try an audiobook—Your library card gives you access to thousands of FREE digital audiobooks to take with you wherever you go via the Libby, Hoopla, & Freading apps. Download them on the App or Google Play Store.
• Read a nonfiction book that will get you closer to another goal. Curious about the vegan movement? Check out The Reducetarian Solution by Brian Kateman. Planning a trip to Costa Rica? Lonely Planet guides, Fodor’s, and more can be found on the library’s shelves and as downloadable eBooks.
• Read a book about to hit the screen so you can say you knew all about it “before it was cool.” Here are a few coming out this year:
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Passages trilogy by Justin Cronin
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
• Try a graphic novel for a fast read that will pull you out of your comfort zone and dazzle your eyes with stunning artwork. So much more than superheroes, a few of our favorite graphic novels are Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Blankets by Craig Thompson, and From Hell by Alan Moore.
• Start a gripping series sure to propel you through its pages. A few suggestions: The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (also about to be turned into a TV series), the Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries by Louise Penny, Craig Johnson’s Longmire series, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and of course A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.