Top 10 Most Read Books for Our Reading Challenge 2019

February 5, 2020 | Ames

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Our Reading Challenge 2020 has already begun, but we wanted to take a quick look back at some of the most popular books that you read or listened to for last year's Reading Challenge. Based on the responses we received, here are the most popular from books last year and...

A Book that's Related to the Periodic Table of Elements: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

November 21, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. These are some of their picks for the category "A book that's related to the Periodic Table of Elements". This category on our advanced challenge sounds intimidating at first but it really offers a lot...

A Book You Previously Tried to Read and Gave Up On: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

October 21, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. These are some of their picks for the category "A book you previously tried to read and gave up on." Quite possibly the most difficult challenge to complete! Pauline's pick: The Great Gatsby by F....

A Book Adapted into a Movie or Show: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

September 26, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. These are some of their recommendations for the category "A book that has been adapted into a movie or show". Alice's Recommendations: Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich All formats Why did Alice pick it?...

A Book About Being a Newcomer, Refugee or Immigrant: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

August 26, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. These are some of their recommendations for the category "A book about being a newcomer, refugee or immigrant". Amy's recommendation: The Test by Sylain Neuvel All formats Why did Amy pick it? It's a sci-fi...

A Book on a Topic You Know Nothing About: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

July 29, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. Here are some of their recommendations for the category "A book on a topic you know nothing about," to expand their knowledge and yours! Myrna's Pick Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Why did Myrna pick...

A Book You've Always Meant to Read: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

July 9, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you participating in our reading challenge? So are library staff all across the city. Here are some of their recommendations for the category "A book you've always meant to read": Alice has always meant to read: Stiff by Mary Roach Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier Hunger: A...

They Never Said it Had to Be a Book Award: 2019 Reading Challenge

July 4, 2019 | M. Elwood

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I hate following instructions. When given an assignment to do, I usually find a way to do it that fulfills the spirit of the request but not the letter*. The 2019 Reading Challenge is a great opportunity to be a little rebellious and think about the categories in a creative...

Books by Canadian Award Winners and Books Set in Toronto: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

June 28, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you taking our 2019 Reading Challenge? So are library staff all across the city. They shared their suggestions for completing the Books by Canadian Award Winners and Books Set in Toronto categories. Marie's recommendations: Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky by Karen...

Books by LGBTQ+ Authors: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge

May 31, 2019 | Book Buzz

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Are you taking our 2019 Reading Challenge? So are library staff all across the city. To celebrate Pride month, we've asked staff for their recommendations for the category "A book by an LGBTQ+ author". These books can also be used in the category "A book recommended to you by library...