If you haven’t signed up for the #RogersReads reading challenge for 2020, now is the time! Click the #RogersReads image on the library website or use this link to begin logging your completed challenges and enter for monthly prizes! Each month, prizes will be awarded to two readers who enter a new book into their online log by the end of the month. 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.
Each month we will be highlighting one of the twelve reading prompts along with some ideas of titles that could fulfill that prompt. Share your own ideas and show off your progress by tagging us on social media with #RogersReads. Please remember that you can complete the #RogersReads prompts in any order using eBooks, audiobooks, or print copies of a title. We are excited to see what you select to fulfill this prompt!
Read a book that has a season in the title.
This month we are searching for books that include a season in their title. There are plenty of options from fiction and nonfiction to explore. Some authors like Michael Craft, G.M. Malliet, and Ali Smith even have entire seasonal series.
There’s a wide variety of titles about spring that you could jump into, but some fictions titles you can consider are Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews, Solomon Spring by Michelle Black, and Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima.
Interested in nonfiction? Check out Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Peregrine Spring by Nancy Cowen, and Bloody Spring by Joseph Wheelan.
It may be warm outside, but you can cool off with these fiction books about summer. Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon, The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro, and Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.
You may be sick of summer by now, but these non-fiction titles are still worth checking out. Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: a Memoir of Iceland by Tory Bilski, Empire of the Summer Moon by Samuel Gwynne, and An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz.
An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham, Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn, and The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garciá Márquez are some fiction titles that you could “fall” into.
Looking for a nonfiction title you could “fall” for? Arkansas Autumn by Tim Ernst, Half Past Autumn by Gordon Parks, and Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom by Stephen Platt are all available.
You can look forward to cooler days with titles like The Winter Sister by Megan Collins, The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner, and The Winter Station by Jody Shields.
Or you could always stay in and “chill” with nonfiction titles like The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb, Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone, and A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
We aren’t picky! If you find a book with the word “Season” or a holiday in the title, we won’t stop you from enjoying it and using it to fill this prompt. There are plenty of options, but The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti, and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon have caught our eye.
Interested in some word play? Alternatives to literal seasons abound. Any variation on these words will work! Spring into something new with The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder, The Kings of Big Spring by Bryan Mealer, and Lumberjanes Vol. 12: The Jackalope Springs Eternal by Shannon Watters.
Or fall into something surprising with The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte, They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall, and Fall from Grace by Tim Weaver.
We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!