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Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals

Posted 02/12/21 by Brittany G

Have you started a reading challenge yet this year? Maybe you need a little inspiration to log a few more books for TLCPL’s Winter Read. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to “read harder” this year. No matter what, the team at Kent Branch has you covered! We have curated a list of challenges to diversify your reads this year, and our staff has provided suggestions of some of their faves to match!

Read a Book from our Tatum Center Collection

Cover of Why Didn't We Riot: A Black Man in Trumpland

Why Didn't We Riot: A Black Man in Trumpland

Cover of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Cover of Dick Gregory's Political Primer

Dick Gregory's Political Primer

Read an Autobiography/Memoir by a Person you May be Unfamiliar With

Cover of In the Dream House: A memoir

In the Dream House: A memoir

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

eBook
Cover of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

eAudiobook

Read a Book About a Lesser-Known Historical Event

Cover of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD   |   Large Print
Cover of The Cold Millions

The Cold Millions

eBook   |   Spoken CD   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Huntress: A Novel

The Huntress: A Novel

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print   |   Spoken CD

Read a Book from our Steinem Sisters Collection

Cover of The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

Cover of Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence

eBook
Cover of Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

eAudiobook   |   eBook

Read a Novel by a LGBTQ+ Author

Cover of The City in the Middle of the Night

The City in the Middle of the Night

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Thirty Names of Night

The Thirty Names of Night

eBook
Cover of The Death of Vivek Oji

The Death of Vivek Oji

Large Print   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook

Read a Novel by a Latinx Author

Cover of Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel

A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel

eBook   |   Large Print   |   Pocket Audiobook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Book of Lost Saints

The Book of Lost Saints

Read a Book by an Ohioana Book Award Winner

Cover of All the Light we Cannot See: A Novel

All the Light we Cannot See: A Novel

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Large Print   |   Spoken CD
Cover of Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

eBook   |   Large Print   |   Spoken CD   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Volunteer

The Volunteer

Read a Book Written by an Author from Toledo

Cover of Inspiration in my Shoes

Inspiration in my Shoes

eAudiobook
Cover of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of A Dirty Job

A Dirty Job

Large Print   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook

Read a Book About our Local History

Cover of Historical Tales of Toledo

Historical Tales of Toledo

Cover of The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Built It

The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry That Built It

Cover of East of the Maumee River: A Pictorial History of East Toledo, Oregon, & Other Communities East of the River

East of the Maumee River: A Pictorial History of East Toledo, Oregon, & Other Communities East of the River

Read a Banned/Challenged book

Cover of Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

eBook
Cover of The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Large Print
Cover of Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel

Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD

Read a Novel by an Indigenous Author

Cover of The Night Watchman: A Novel

The Night Watchman: A Novel

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Large Print
Cover of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

Cover of Black Sun

Black Sun

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD

Read a Novel Featuring a Character with a Mental Illness

Cover of The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD   |   Pocket Audiobook
Cover of Everything Here is Beautiful: A Novel

Everything Here is Beautiful: A Novel

Large Print   |   Spoken CD   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Every Last Word

Every Last Word

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Read a Book with a Nature Theme

Cover of Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays

Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands

The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands

eAudiobook
Cover of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Read a Book That’s Been Adapted into a Movie/TV Series

Cover of The Duke and I

The Duke and I

eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD   |   eBook
Cover of Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Read a Book by an Independent Publisher

Cover of Queen of the Owls: A Novel

Queen of the Owls: A Novel

Cover of Whiskey & Ribbons

Whiskey & Ribbons

Cover of This is How it Begins: A Novel

This is How it Begins: A Novel

Read an Epistolary Novel

Cover of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Large Print   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Last Tang Standing

Last Tang Standing

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Read a Novel Featuring Ability Diverse Characters

Cover of The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

Large Print   |   eBook
Cover of A Piece of the World: A Novel

A Piece of the World: A Novel

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print   |   Spoken CD
Cover of Me Before You: A Novel

Me Before You: A Novel

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD   |   Large Print

Read a Book Written Over 100 Years Ago

Cover of Hunger

Hunger

eBook
Cover of The Book of Khalid

The Book of Khalid

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print   |   Spoken CD
Cover of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

eAudiobook

Read a Book of Poems or Essays

Cover of Whiskey Words & A Shovel II

Whiskey Words & A Shovel II

eBook
Cover of Wow, No Thank You: Essays

Wow, No Thank You: Essays

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

Read an Own Voices Book Set Outside the U.S.

Cover of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

eBook   |   Spoken CD
Cover of The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A  Story of War and What Comes After

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

eBook
Cover of Call Me American: A Memoir

Call Me American: A Memoir

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