As the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race wraps up after August 31st, we thought we’d show off some of the spectacular covers chosen by participants for this reading challenge category. We hope you enjoyed some truly spectacular titles on this spectacular summer reading journey. Thanks to all for participating!
“Read a Classic – Of Any Decade” is one of the reading challenge categories for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race! Here is a sampling of some classics first published in different eras:
On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family–including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people–struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II.
Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff’s terrible vengeance ruins them all – but still his and Cathy’s love will not die…
After being drawn together by the shadows of their past, four women start meeting every week in San Francisco to engage in hobbies they all enjoy. After one of the four members dies, her daughter takes her place to fulfill her mother’s dying wish. After the revelation of a secret, the women are forced to think back to their pasts and remember the sometimes painful events of their lives.
Below is only a sampling of the top books read for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race. These titles were pulled from a total of 1,209 books read so far! The Summer Reading Challenge ends on August 31st this year, so be sure to enter all your books you’ve read on Beanstack!
Travel certainly looks a bit different this summer. So why not try time travel? “Read a book about time travel” is a category in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race, and we are in the final stretch of 2020’s reading challenge!
Will you be immersing yourself in a book that could transport you? Time travel can have many different flavors, twists, and possibly fiery skid marks! Here is a sampling of some of our favorites:
Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.
Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.
Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.
Stranded for 18 years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.
Be sure to add all the titles you’ve read between June 1st through August 31st for
Travel plans delayed this summer? Travel vicariously through traveling characters and persons in books! “Read a book about someone on a journey” is one of the reading challenge categories for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race! Here is a sampling of some of our favorite traveling characters and/or persons in books: