Color of the Month Reading Challenges End in May | Misty Aldrich, Library Assistant

            At the Library, we are saying goodbye to this year’s Color of the Month Reading Challenge series. This is the second year of this program, and it has been a great success. So far, we have had “Read into the Night” (black) in January, “Tickled Pink” in February, “Brown Bag” in March and “Rain Makes Rainbows” in April. To end the season is “Something in the Orange” for May. Yes, you guessed right – this month’s color is orange.

            All tickets are good until June 10th. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this program and hope to continue it next year.

            Here are my picks for each month of the challenge:

  • January: “Jackie Chan, Never Grow Up” by Cheng Long:  Jackie Chan reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy, his big breaks and setbacks in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death both on-screen and off, and his life as a husband and father.
  • February: “Blind Your Ponies” by Stanley Gordon West: This book may be long, its sentiments worn shamelessly on its sleeve, and its symbolism a little too obvious, but it is an uplifting story about the triumph of human decency.
  • March: “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain: This book is about a boy growing up in St. Petersburg. He has several adventures with his friend, Huckleberry Finn.
  • April: “Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo: A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survives a killer in her hometown, Painters Mill, and decides to leave the community. After sixteen years she returns as the chief of police. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past, until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.
  • May: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild, unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

            Until next year, enjoy these and more at the library.

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