What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

We’ve recently discovered ListChallange.com, an online quiz-making platform, whose users apparently are avid readers! Folks after my own heart.

Users have created lists related to various genres of books, but the lists I’ve most enjoyed are more eclectic, including this one: 1000 Books You May Have Actually Read

This comprehensive list includes the classics you read in high school or college, modern literary fiction, and talked-about popular novels like E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Gray. Genre fiction is well represented, as is non-fiction. The list includes children’s and young adult selections, in addition to adult titles.

Yes, 1000 books is a lot, but completing the quiz is fast- just click the box by each book cover. I included books I read for fun, books I read in school, those I listened to as audiobooks, had read to me as a kid (Little Women, and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe) and books I read to my own kids (lots of Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, and Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea).

The fun is not just remembering books you loved, or loathed, but also those books you’ve meant to but read never got around to– yet.  Since summer is one of the four best seasons for reading, why not make this the year to check one or more of those books off your To Be Read list?  AAPLD cardholders can search our Virtual library collections, or reserve items in our print collection for curbside pickup. Remember, currently we can only fill holds for print and CD audio books we own.

If you aren’t yet signed up for AAPLD’s Summer Reading program just click the link. When you’ve read five books, you’ll win our 2020 Dig Deeper Summer Reading t-shirt.

Celebrate summer by digging deeper into your To Be Read list, have fun and happy reading!