Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Winter Blues Book Bingo!

Need to shake up your reading during these gloomy months? Come in to the Main Branch of the library and pick up a Book Bingo sheet from the Reference Desk. From February 1 through March 31, you can earn entries into a prize drawing by filling out your Bingo card. Read books to get a BINGO! Mark each space you’ve completed, and bring it to the Reference Desk when you’ve received a BINGO. For each BINGO you get, you get an entry into the prize drawing. If you fill in the whole card, you get an extra entry into the prize drawing! Winners will be pulled April 1!

Need help getting started? Here are some suggested titles:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Read a book with a sad ending) – Lou Clark gets a job caring for a young man who has recently become paralyzed. Neither realizes the impact each will have on the course of their lives.

Voracious by Cara Nicoletti (Read a cookbook) – Nicoletti, a Brooklyn butcher, complies a list of recipes inspired by books that have had an impact on her life.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (Read a graphic novel) – Stevenson’s tale of a villain’s henchgirl was recently shortlisted for a National Book Award. The accolades are well deserved, she turns a silly premise into a moving story of identity and acceptance. 

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (Read a memoir/biography) – Krakauer chronicles one of the most dangerous Everest expeditions in recent history.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Read a book about a war) – Billy is on leave for a “victory tour” after his unit faced fire during the Iraq War. He and his fellow soldiers are used a PR props to drum up support for the war during election season.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Read a classic) – Set in the 1930s, Cassandra Mortmain recounts tales of her eccentric family in diary entry form.

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Read a sci-fi book) – 11 year old Julia must cope with growing up while also dealing with the slowing of the earth’s rotation; an unexplained phenomenon that throws life into disarray.

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