June New Book Releases Quiz

June 29th, 2018

There are many new book releases this June. Take our quiz to find which one you should read!

What genre are you in the mood for?
a. Romance
b. Supernatural thriller
c. Literary

Pick a perspective:
a. Someone on the Autism spectrum
b. Someone who was kidnapped
c. A widower

Pick a treat:
a. Lemon bar
b. Salted caramel brownie
c. Oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips

Pick a book:
a. The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
b. Anything by H.P. Lovecraft
c. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Kiss QuotientIf you got mostly A’s, you should read:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella isn’t great at dating, and it doesn’t help that she has Asperger’s. She decides she needs a professional, so she hires an escort to help her learn about romance. A fun, easy, sexy summer read.

If you got mostly B’s, you should read:
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
In Providence, New Hampshire, teenagers Jon and Chloe are best friends and have a special bond. Before Jon can admit his feelings for Chloe, he is kidnapped. Four years later, he comes back – but he’s slightly different. A fast-paced, supernatural thriller.

If you got mostly C’s, you should read:
Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
When 34-year-old Harry Crane’s wife suddenly passes away, he leaves behind his job as an analyst for the US Forest Service and moves to remote Pennsylvania. There he meets a strong-willed girl named Oriana who is trying to search for answers to her own tragedy.  A bittersweet, moving, and oftentimes funny story.


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Quiz: What Graphic Novel Should You Try Next?

May 7th, 2018

The graphic novel format may seem intimidating or strange, but it’s actually a very engaging and fun way to read a story! Some narratives are more easily told with pictures so you can truly understand the author’s concepts. Find out what graphic novel you should try with our quick quiz:

What did you used to love reading as a child?
1. Goosebumps or anything else that was a bit scary
2. Nancy Drew, or other mysteries
3. Historical fiction, like the Dear America series

How would you most like to be described?
1. A good friend
2. Curious
3. Determined

Which decade interests you most?
1. 1960s
2. 1990s
3. 1970s

Pick some colors.
1. Blue, purple
2. Black, white
3. Orange, red

If you got mostly A’s, you may enjoy…

My Favorite Thing is MonstersMy Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris.

Drawn as the journal of ten-year-old Karen Reyes growing up in 1960s Chicago, this graphic novel is exquisite and unlike anything you’ve ever read. Inspired by B-horror movies, Karen is inspired to look into the death of her holocaust survivor neighbor, Anka. “Monsters” is an extraordinary mix of class, gender, and history. Part 2 will be released in late 2018!

Another book you may enjoy: Maus by Art Spiegelman

If you got mostly B’s, you may enjoy…

The Case of the Missing MenThe Case of the Missing Men (Hobtown Mystery series) by Kris Bertin

This is the first book in an ongoing series set in a small East Coast town, which follows a group of teenagers dedicated to solving mysteries in their spare time. Eerie and dark, it’s a combination of Nancy Drew and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.

Another book you may enjoy: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

If you got mostly C’s, you may enjoy…

The Best We Could DoThe Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bhu

Bhu’s memoir is about her family’s escape out of South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in the 1970s. It’s a glimpse into the life of a refugee, as well as a depiction of the universal story of family and what it means to be a parent.

Another book you may enjoy: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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