Suggested One Read: Days Without End

Today is the final day the Daniel Boone Regional Library will be accepting nominations for the 2018 One Read book! Make your suggestion at any of our branches, on the bookmobile or online.

In January, a reading panel will consider all of the books nominated. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of your suggestions here at oneread.org.

Days Without End book coverOften, books that take place in or around Missouri are nominated for One Read. This trend continues with “Days Without End.” The local nominator states: “This is a gorgeous and heartbreaking novel, set partially in Missouri during the American Civil War. The narrator is an Irishman with an unforgettable narrative voice, who offers an important perspective on American immigrant experiences.”

What one book tells a story you think the whole community should know and discuss? Today is your final chance to let us know!

Suggested One Read: Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I'm Home book coverThere are only a few more days to nominate a book for One Read 2018. Through the rest of the year, we’ll be sharing some of the titles nominated by area readers.

“Tell the Wolves I’m Home” is one of those unique novels that appeals to adult and teen readers alike. The narrator is 14-year-old June, who experiences the loss of her uncle, the only person she felt truly understood her. While June deals with her mother, who can hardly speak about the mysterious illness that killed her uncle, she also starts a friendship with Toby, her late uncle’s secret lover. The nominator explains: “Its two main characters span generations, and it explores grief and friendship — universal experiences — set in the context of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. It is also very engaging and easy to read.”

Let us know what you think our community should read in 2018 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile or online at oneread.org by November 30.

Suggested One Read: Caesar’s Last Breath

Caesar's Last Breath book cover

In January, our One Read reading panel will begin narrowing down the list of books nominated for our community-wide reading program. In the meantime, we are highlighting just some of these suggested titles so you can see what other local readers are enjoying.

The One Read selection can be nonfiction, too! “Caesar’s Last Breath” is one chosen by a local reader; the nominator writes: “All of Sam Kean’s books are incredibly quirky and fact filled with fun but useful bits of scientific trivia. This one covers air — what it’s made of, why do we need it, how has it changed and how does it connect us all?”

Have a book you’d like to nominate? Suggest a title!

 

Suggested One Read: Americanah

All month Daniel Boone Regional Library is taking your nominations for One Read 2018 and highlighting some of the suggestions we’ve received so far.

Americanah book coverOne local reader has nominated “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which is a contemporary novel about a young couple who dream of leaving Nigeria for America. The nominator writes: “This novel is smart, funny and relevant. It is an opportunity for most of us to see our culture through the eyes of someone new to our country. It explores the issues of race, gender and class with straight forward language and often laugh out loud humor.”

Have a suggestion of your own? Let us know what you think our community should read in 2018 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile, or online here at oneread.org.

See other readers’ nominations for One Read 2018.

Suggested One Read: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

You Don't Have you Say You Love Me book cover

During the month of November we are taking your nominations for One Read 2018 and highlighting some of those nominations here at oneread.org. One local reader recommends “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Sherman Alexie. This memoir reflects on Alexie’s complex relationship with this family and his disadvantaged youth growing up on a Native American reservation.

Our nominiator writes: “This book is Sherman Alexie’s memoir about his mother and his childhood. It is part prose, part poetry and completely riveting. He grew up on a reservation and his relationship with all of his family, but especially his mother, was very complicated. There are so many themes to follow in this book including alcoholism, abuse, Native American race relations, poverty, violence and the burden of success. Although this is a personal memoir, it expands out to so much more — to society as a whole.”

What one book do you think our community should read together in 2018? Nominate a title by November 30.