16 in ’16: Read a Banned Book

by KP Sex. Violence. Drugs. Just a few reasons cited for the ten most frequently challenged books of 2015, and our next Reading Resolutions challenge: Read a Banned or Challenged Book. Starting September 28 through October 17th we encourage you to dip your toe in a little controversy. Each year, Banned Books Week draws national attention to […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Young Author

by Danielle I managed to volunteer for the hardest of all the Reading Resolutions 16 in ‘16 categories: Read an Author Under 30. Now this doesn’t just mean authors born in 1986 or later (like Jazz Jennings), but any author who published their first book by 30 (so Stephen King’s Carrie is included).  I probably don’t […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Translation Feedback

by Michelle C. We are a week into the 16 in ’16 Reading Resolution’s challenge: Read a Translation. If you have not chosen a book to read yet, don’t worry, there is still time! Here are some of the titles that other participants are reading: V.L.: I have read a few translated books so far.  I’ve […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Translation

by Michelle C. It’s time for our next 16 in ’16 theme: Read a Translation. Some of you may be thinking that this is the least exciting of the themes so far, but I am here to tell you that you are wrong! Translated novels encompass so many different types of genres and stories. You can […]

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16 and ’16: Read a Staff Pick Feedback

by KP Welcome back, esteemed readers! We’re officially halfway through our tenth Reading Resolutions challenge, Read a Staff Pick. Have you spoken to a Sno-Isle staff member to see what we’re reading or what we suggest for you? Maybe you consulted the Great Oracle (our staff pick quiz) or browsed the weekly Our Suggestions booklist to find your latest […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Staff Pick

by KP Salutations, esteemed readers! Today marks the beginning of our tenth Reading Resolutions challenge: Read a Book Suggested by a Staff Member. From now until August 18, we encourage you to strike up a conversation with Sno-Isle staff to find out what we enjoy reading, or what books we suggest might be a good fit for […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Retelling Feedback

by Lindsey I hope by now you have found a retelling that appeals to you, whether it’s one of our suggestions or a discovery of your own. Ariana offered a lot of great suggestions for our last theme, Read a YA Book, and she also has some recommendations for this theme. My Mother She Killed […]

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16 in ’16: Stretch Challenge #2

by Jackie Memoirs are hot these days. Those of you who aced your elementary library test might ask “What’s the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?” And that, padawan learner, is an excellent question. Liz recently tackled that topic, and in her words, “A biography is a nonfiction account of a person’s life, from birth to death, […]

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16 in ’16: Read YA Winner

by Jackie We’ve just concluded one theme, and have moved on to another. Susan V. is our lucky random winner this month! We’ve sent the stack of books you see below off to her local library, and hopefully, she’ll enjoy at least a few of the selections! As a reminder, the selections I send are influenced […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Retelling

by Lindsey Today we start one of my favorite themes in our Reading Resolutions challenge: Read a Retelling. In its simplest form a “retelling” is a new version of an older story, but it can be so much more than that. A fairy tale, folk tale, mythic tale or poem, play, or classic novel may […]

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