To complete the challenge, read books that fit into at least 10 of the 12 categories by the end of the Fall semester (December 2020). One book can cover up to two categories, making it possible to complete the challenge by reading only 5 books! Prizes and bragging rights await...
Book Challenge Categories
Read a book . . .
of short stories or poems
from a nationally recognized book list (NYTimes Bestsellers, The Great American Read, etc.)
that has won an award
about nature or the great outdoors
that is part of a series
that has been translated into English from another language OR a book in a language other than English
that is about or takes place in another country or culture that is very different from your own
by an author from N.C. OR that is set in N.C.
related to religion or spirituality
that is a course textbook (the whole thing - cover to cover!)
that is controversial
suggested to you by a PCC librarian or that was mentioned on the PCC Library Facebook page or blog, or featured on a PCC Library book display
Start your reading challenge by checking out a new book from PCC Library!
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Call Number: Bestsellers F ATW
2019 Booker Prize Winner; Sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale"
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
Call Number: Bestsellers F ADE
Sequel to "Children of Blood and Bone"
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
The Institute by Stephen King
Call Number: Display Area - F KIN
A New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 Selection
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did. In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal.
Yarn Group Meet-Up
Unwind on the last Wednesday of each month at a very informal gathering with fellow PCC yarn crafters to work on your crochet or knitting projects, ask questions, get inspiration, and just enjoy crafting in a group. Drop in at any time and bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome.