Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year! New Reads! by Mrs. Schwinden

"Read More" is one of the most popular resolutions for the New Year, along with "Get Healthy," "Get Organized," and "Spend Less/Save More."
While some of those items have occasionally appeared on my personal list from year to year (and are usually forgotten by March), I'm always trying to stick to my resolution to find more time to read. The New Year is a good time to add titles to my TBR (To Be Read) list.  That list is about to get longer thanks to one of my favorite Christmas gifts, the Book Lovers 2017 Calendar. Each calendar entry lists a suggested book. I'm behind already!
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to read more? Here are some suggested spots to find new titles for your TBR list.
Adult Readers
  • Interested in reading with others? The Rockport Public Library offers a variety of book clubs, including groups for poetry lovers, historians, and others. The Sawyer Free Library also hosts different clubs and events. Many of my family members live on the South Shore, home to the Manomet Branch of the Plymouth Public Library. Scheduling conflicts prevent me from attending in person, but I'm adding titles to my list from their Vintage Reads Classics Book Group. This month's selection is The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington.
  • Looking for themed suggestions? For adult readers, check out the 2017 Reading Challenge for suggestions by month.
  • Interested in adding new authors to your list? Check out the Local Authors link on the Toad Hall Bookstore website.
  • Does your reading resolution include the children in your life? Check out the Reading Rockets site for suggested lists by theme. Choices include Old Friends for the New Year, Prized Books for the New Year, and Start the Year with a Chortle, along with many others. Many of the titles are available in our RES library. Each year, The Association for Library Service to Children publishes a list of Notable Children's Books, organized into categories for Younger readers (preschool-grade 2); Middle readers (grades 3-5); Older readers (grades 6-8); and All ages, with titles that appeal to children at all grade levels. Many of the titles, including those pictured below, are available in our library to bring home.
How about you? What are your reading resolutions? Please share in the comments section below.
All Ages

Younger Readers
Middle Readers

1 comment:

  1. I share the same favorite as Mrs. Twombly. I loved The Pokey Little Puppy!
    -Mrs. Castonguay