We have hit the time of year where it is time to start thinking about winter projects, winter meals, winter trips, and, of course, what the heck we are going to read when the weather makes a turn for the dreary. Winter reading, to me, has always been a high stakes game. I want something exciting and well-written, just like my summer reading, but I also want deeper content – some to ponder and discuss at length. So, with those rather high standards, the search for my winter reading becomes rather daunting.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fall/winter reading guides, both at the library and on the internet — because reading is the most awesome thing you could be doing, like, at any given moment. (Also, it is really nice to know that everyone is concerned with what I read next?) So, as a professional “book-slinger”, I have seen, read, and made many good reading guides. But none are as fun as this What Book Should You Start Reading Next? game:
The premise is simple; click on the start button, let the list of books shuffle past, click stop, and get paired up with a surprise book. The books are all critically acclaimed, interesting, and perfect for people who like reading from random suggestions from strangers on the internet (like me!).
Of course, if you prefer something a bit less capricious, we here at BPL have also created a Hot Reads for Cold Nights list that has some of the upcoming fall/winter titles we are most most excited about. There are a lot of exiting books, well-written books, and a lot of books with depth, sentiment, and, perhaps, some laughter.