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Race to the Peak Challenge #2

We're now in month 2 of our Brrrrwicks Adult Winter Reading Challenge. There is still plenty of time to participate! This reading challenge is open to teens and adults with a Berwick, North Berwick, or South Berwick library card and runs until March 31st. The adult and young adult books you read (or listen to) over the course of the challenge will help you earn tickets that you can enter for a chance to win a prize, as well as points for your town's library to win a silly trophy. You can read all the details about the Winter Reading Challenge HERE. As part of the reading challenge, you can earn extra points and tickets by reading 5 books that match a set of reading prompts. Alaina talked about the first set of reading prompts and some book recommendations in an earlier post that you can read HERE.


In this video, Alaina talks about the second set of reading prompts, shares her reading list, and offers some recommendations for other titles that will fit the prompts. Links to our online catalog for all the books mentioned in this video are listed below.





Prompt #1: Non-fiction readers - read a fiction book, fiction readers - read a non-fiction book

Alaina's pick: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Other recommendations: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Endurance by Scott Kelly I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond Clanlands by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish The Answer Is by Alex Trebek


Prompt #2: Read a book you meant to read in 2020 Alaina's pick: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu


Prompt #3: Read a book by an author who is not from the US

Alaina's pick: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Other authors to check out: Alexander McCall Smith Fredrik Backman MC Beaton Ken Follett Kazuo Ishiguro

Liane Moriarty Michael Ondaatje Stieg Larsson Ruth Ware Haruki Murakami Tamsyn Muir Silvia Moreno-Garcia Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Yann Martel


Prompt #4: Read a book with a great cover

Alaina's pick: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Scroll through the gallery below to see some great book covers!

Prompt #5: Ask for a recommendation from your library’s staff Alaina's pick: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates Alaina's Recommendations: Joyland and Elevation by Stephen King The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Stranger Things novels: Suspicious Minds; Darkness on the Edge of Town; and Runaway Max


Sharon's Recommendations: Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout

The Storyteller by Judy Picoult

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Shilo's Recommendations:

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate The Wild Iris by Louise Glück Ararat by Louise Glück Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sara's Recommendations: The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

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