|My Challenge List|
Thanks to a big boost to my reading time provided by our recent snow event, I have gotten through several of my challenge books. I also have ideas in mind for several of the others, but that could change—a glance at my messy Reading Challenge list will tell you I've changed my mind several times already!
Today, however, I really wanted to focus on challenge #1: "A book by a local author or set in the DC/MD/VA area."
We are lucky in this area to have a large number of fantastic local authors, writing in a variety of genres from YA to history to self-help. Any of them would fit the bill for a local author.
|Hint: There are a lot of books set at this place|
In short, a world of (local) choices. I can already spot three books on my list that might fit.
We've been recommending local author and local setting books on our Pinterest board (look for #localauthor or #localsetting), and we've also gotten several suggestions for this category from customers, including via our submission form on the Reading Challenge page (also available at the bottom of this post) and via social media.
A few suggestions from Reading Challenge participants, both MCPL staff and customers:
- Get Happy by Mary Amato
- Rockville Pike by Susan Coll
- The Clutter Book by Marcie Lovett
- Prophecy by Ellen Oh
- Bella by Steve Piacente
- In the Shadow of the Banyan Tree by Vaddey Ratner
Have a book to suggest for Challenge #1? Submit it here: