2024 Reading Challenge: March

Hey readers!

As we get ready to turn the clocks ahead and count down the final days to spring, it’s time to kick off a new month in the Mass Center for the Book Reading Challenge.

March’s challenge is: A book whose protagonist has a different culture or lifestyle from you

New to the challenge? You can learn more about the challenge from our introductory blog post or the challenge website. Keep an eye out for displays at the library and reading suggestions on our social media channels, too.

Here are some titles in AFL’s collection you might enjoy reading for this month’s challenge:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tran
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Dust Child by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
Educated by Tara Westover
Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Umami by Laia Jufresa
The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Here’s a look at what library staff will be reading for this month’s challenge:

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

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