#RogersReads 2020 Reading Challenge

#RogersReads 2020 Reading Challenge

Have you set personal reading goals for the New Year? Are you looking for ways to challenge yourself and find some new and exciting reads along the way? If so, you should consider signing up for the #RogersReads reading challenge.

As part of this annual challenge, you will be given twelve reading prompts to complete over the next year. These prompts encourage you to find books that may be different than what you usually read. For example, the last two years have featured challenges like “Read a children’s classic” or “Read a work that’s less than 200 pages.”

Visit the library website on February 1 and click on the #RogersReads image on the homepage to create a login and track your progress to complete #RogersReads 2020 challenges and enter for prize drawings. Or use this link.

Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who enter a new book into their online log by the end of the month. These drawings will begin on March 1, a month after #RogersReads 2020 begins. Previous prizes have included gift cards, books, bags, book accessories, and more. If you complete all twelve prompts before February 2021, you will be entered for the grand prize that will be awarded at the end of the challenge.

In order to enter, you must have a Rogers Public Library card and be 18 years or older. These prompts do not have to be completed in order and can be fulfilled by audiobooks, ebooks, or physical books; however, you cannot use the same book to fulfill multiple prompts. You can only be entered once per month for monthly drawings and once per year for the grand prize drawing.

Once a month, we will be highlighting one of the twelve challenges and suggesting some books that may fulfill that prompt if you are struggling to find one of your own. You can show off your progress and share your ideas by tagging us on social media with #RogersReads.

We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!

January “What’s New?”

Iris Johansen’s Hindsight follows Dr. Kendra Michaels, a successful investigator who spent the first twenty years of her life without sight. A revolutionary surgery gave her the chance to see, but the perception skills she honed while young still aid her in her detective work. In Hindsight, Kendra Michaels must investigate two seemingly disparate murders at the school for the blind that she attended. Will she be able to see through the deception to find the killer or killers? Or will this attack simply hit too close to home? Find out when Johansen’s newest title releases on January 7.
The Vanishing is the first in Jayne Ann Krentz’s series about Fogg Lake, a small town that was the site of an “Incident” that inundated the town with a mysterious gas. The people of Fogg Lake slept for two days and awoke to find they all had different, mysterious reactions to inhaling the fumes. Not wanting public attention, the town agreed to shrug off the phenomenon; however, two Fogg Lake residents—Catalina Clark and Olivia LeClair—are now all grown up, living in Seattle, and running their own investigation agency. When one of the pair goes missing, all signs point back to their hometown. Find out what makes Fogg Lake and its citizens so special when The Vanishing releases on January 7.
Featuring three bestselling authors, All the Ways We Said Goodbye tells the stories of three women as they come to the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris over the course of three decades. Spanning two world wars and the tempestuous 1960s, these women learn about themselves and their places in the often dangerous and harrowing world that they inhabit. Bestselling authors Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White team up to present a heartrending journey across time as they portray their heroines fighting to survive in the dangerous and emotional climates of Paris in the past that will release on January 14.
In American Dirt, Jeanine Cummings tells the story of a mother and son who leave their comfortable life in Acapulco to travel towards the border. Lydia Quixano Pérez, the owner of a bookstore in her Mexican hometown, finds that both her life and her town are seemingly happy despite the recent influx of members from a dangerous drug cartel. Forced to flee after her journalist husband publishes a story about the cartel’s jefe, Lydia and her son find themselves heading north and searching for a place outside the cartel’s reach. Chasing the hope of safety through heartbreaking danger, Lydia and her son begin their journey when American Dirt releases on January 21.
Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, returns to his genre-bending roots when Highfire, a humorous and heartfelt fantasy, arrives on January 28. Highfire features Vern, the last living dragon who is wasting away his days hidden in a Louisiana swamp, and Everett “Squib” Moreau, a local teen who has been forced into a shady business deal in order to make ends meet for him and his single mom. These two worlds collide when Squib happens upon the dragon’s den by accident and winds up being employed by him in exchange for protection from a crooked cop.
These are just a few of the great new releases scheduled for this month. You can always come browse our New Arrivals collection for more books like these. If you are interested in joining the Bestsellers Club or placing holds on any of these items, please let us know.