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Jun 28, 2022

#RogersReads Reading Challenge 2022 

Summer Reading Club started June 1, but #RogersReads Reading Challenge is here all year round. See if any of your Summer Reading titles hit any of these challenges. Sign up now and log at least one book by the end of this month for the chance to win a monthly prize! Visit the ReadSquared website to create an account and begin fulfilling the reading challenge missions. This challenge is intended for patrons aged 18 and over, but we do have Reading Challenges available for younger patrons. Stay tuned to our social media pages and this blog for tips to help complete these challenges and tag us with #RogersReads, so we can see how you are doing!

If any of these books catch your eye, click the image, and it will take you to our card catalog where you can reserve the item for pickup!

Read a book set in the distant past or future.

Sea of Tranquility  The bone clocks : a novel  The last Neanderthal : a novel

Why choose between the past, present, and future when you can have it all in one? These books span decades, centuries, and even eons to tell their stories. These books may compromise the timeline, but they are certain to compromise your comprehension. After all, it’s difficult to tell a story this vast without some head-scratching involved.

Labyrinth  A murder in time : a novel  Life after life : a novel

If you are looking for a story that takes place “then” and “now,” you should consider these novels. They feature different time periods and familiar plots, like mysteries and romances, that can help keep you on the right path.

The deep  Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell  A natural history of dragons : a memoir by Lady Trent

Ready for a blast from the past? These alternate history novels take familiar historical events and periods and make them surprising with magical (and horrific) additions.

Circe : a novel  The heretic queen : a novel  Alexandria

When you say old, do you mean old? If the 18th and 19th centuries are not far enough for you, there are plenty of books that feature ancient time periods. Although they may be a little harder to find, there’s no shortage of plots from the distant past.

Oryx and Crake : a novel  The girl with all the gifts  The passage : a novel

Are you looking forward to the future? Not for long! At least not if you read any of these books. Many books predict a future that is…well…not so bright. Various apocalypses, plagues, and wars saturate books written in the distant future.

The infinite future  Meet me in the future : stories  Futuristic violence and fancy suits

If future-pocalypse is a little too dark for you, there are plenty of books that look toward the future with humor. If you need a good sci-fi fantasy laugh, give these a try!

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

Happy reading!

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