#BookBingoNW2017: Read a Book Recommended by a Librarian

This one should be easy: it is kind of why we’re here. People think we present our Summer Book Bingo each year as a way to encourage readers over the Summer, adding variety and sense of play to your reading list, and that’s certainly true. But we have an ulterior motive: we want to give you an excuse to come talk with us about books!

So please, drop on by your local library and let us help you complete this square of your bingo card. Don’t be surprised if instead of blurting right out with the latest book we’ve enjoyed, we ask you a few questions about what books you’ve enjoyed lately. Our goal is to suggest a title that will suit your taste and mood. Give it a try: we’d love to help!

Can’t make it in? Feeling Shy? You could try out our popular Your Next Five Books service. Just fill out our brief form, and in a few days a real, live, flesh-and-blood librarian will create a personalized reading list just for you, sent to your email and conveniently linked to our library catalog. But what if you’d rather not interact with another human being at all? In that case, we recommend a visit to LibraryReads.

Created in 2013 by a group of librarians, LibraryReads is a monthly list of the top picks voted on by public library workers from across the country. You can find many of these lists in the library catalog itself, or visit the LibraryReads website where you can sign up for a newsletter featuring each month’s picks. The list itself has a distinctly middlebrow feel, highlighting an interesting blend of genre and literary fiction with an emphasis on books that are a pure pleasure to read, each suggestion accompanied by a personal blurb from a librarian. Amongst the mysteries, literary fiction, fantasy, romance and historical fiction, you’re certain to see a librarian-approved title suited to your own taste and interests.

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 3rd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

     – Posted by David W

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