Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookstore

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

independent bookstoreOur guest blogger today is Emily from Ada’s Technical Books & Café in Capitol Hill; Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe is home to the kinds of books, gifts, workshops and events that beckon to the geek {and the geek in all of us.} Here are a few suggestions from Emily to help you fill that Recommended by an Independent Bookstore square! Continue reading “Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookstore”

Book Bingo: Collection of Short Stories

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

I read a lot of fiction every year and every year I have a hard time fitting in a collection of short stories. I prefer long-form, or think I do, until I sit back and reflect on how in some cases short stories have impacted me more powerfully than many novels. Here are some personal examples of stories and short story collections that blew my mind and that I still think about in the hopes that you, like me, will break through your own defenses and excuses and find some gems of your own. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Collection of Short Stories”

Book Bingo: You Finish Reading in a Day

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

Slim volume, big story or paperback page turner, reading a book in one day immerses you in worlds and moods that stay with you like a vivid dream.

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Book Bingo: Memoirs

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

From gossipy tell-alls to the extraordinary lives of ordinary individuals, the popularity of memoirs endure. Here are some memoirs to consider for Book Bingo – and best of all, these should be readily available, so let’s get rolling!

Click here to view Do No Harm in the SPL catalogMedical memoirs have been incredibly popular for the past few years, with Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air at the top of SPL’s list of popular nonfiction. If you’d like something on the shelves or with a short wait, check out Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, an exceptionally candid memoir from a British neurosurgeon; Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan, about the rapid and inexplicable physical and mental decline of a young reporter; and The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives by New York Times columnist Theresa Brown, which spends a day in a hospital cancer ward. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Memoirs”

Book Bingo: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign launched in April 2014 by calling out the lack of diverse narratives in children’s literature. This grassroots effort advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry in order to foster books which reflect and honor all lives. They define diversity as: “all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.” Learn more at their website, www.weneeddiversebooks.org Continue reading “Book Bingo: #WeNeedDiverseBooks”