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 Someone You Know Dislikes
This month’s challenge is tough. If we really didn’t like a book, we wouldn’t want to force you to read it either. However, the staff at the Rogers Public Library is taking this opportunity to tell you about some books we’ve read and disliked. You can read any of these books to fulfill this prompt since we are, after all, people that you know. Some of them are even popular books that may have already been on your “To Be Read” list.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
“I hate Wuthering Heights. I know this is likely an unpopular opinion, but I am sticking to it!”
Bride of the Fat White Vampire by Andrew Fox
“I honestly haven’t even read this book, but I just HATE this title.”
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
“Catch-22 is a classic, and I get it. I know it has a point, but it just belabors it so much that I was pulling my hair out about 100 pages in. I couldn’t finish. Like, we get it Mr. Heller. It’s a Catch-22.”
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
“I didn’t like the main character because she was super bland and hard to sympathize with.”
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
“This is a very popular series, but it is way too slow moving for me. I have overheard the audiobooks as my husband listens to them, but I just can’t stand it.”
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
“I know a lot of people were excited about Midnight Sun. I was too! But then I had to slog my way through the actual book. I was excited to get a new point of view on this story that I love, but I felt like everything was just repeated over and over.”
Where the Crawdads by Delia Owens
“I chose Where the Crawdads Sing because—despite all the hype about this book—I really didn’t enjoy it at all.”
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
“A book I disliked was In Five Years. I liked the premise of the book, but I didn’t like where the author took the story, and I didn’t like the ending.”
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
“I chose this book because I found the ending to be really disappointing. It’s a mystery book with a groundhog day-type twist, and I loved the whole book until the last chapter—which I despised.”
We are looking forward to a year full of challenging new reads with you!
The rest of this year’s challenges are listed below with links, when possible, to suggestions that can fulfill them.
Read a book first published in the year you were born.
Read a book that is the first in a series.
Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about a historical figure.
Read a book someone you know dislikes.
Read a book from the Young Adult section.