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Improve Your Reading Fitness with the Summer Reading Challenge

The Bookshare Summer Reading Challenge is sprinting into week 4! It’s never too late to jump right in and join the fun. Thanks to all of the members who have recommended their favorite books including these:

From Thom in Albuquerque, NM: Garlic and Sapphires. This is a great book about the food critic for the New York Times (Ruth Reichl) that is hilarious and funny. It tells of her bad chairs and her disguises in New York.

From @silly_singer in Pelham, NH: Been meaning 2 read Playing For Pizza by John Grisham 4 a while now. 2 read it now or wait 4 SportsandFitness?

From Candice: The Lake Eden Cookbook by Joanne Fluke. I love the main character and the situations she gets into. The recipes are also so very scrumptious that I want to try them all, but my waistline would not like it.

From Nesma: I recommend Closed for the Season. This book was very captivating and kept me interested. I love mystery books.

Sports & Fitness theme graphic with boy and images of a bike, soccer ball, and badminton birdieFor this week’s theme – Sports & Fitness – the Bookshare team The Busy Body Book book coverhas compiled a list of titles for armchair athletes and rookies alike. Are you interested in bicycles, baseball or basketball? Ever wondered what bowling has to do with cricket? Can you name the world’s greatest distance runners? (Hint: it’s the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico.) Do you want to learn ways to integrate fitness into a busy lifestyle?

Inverting the Pyramid book coverOr, for the World Cup fans who watched the thrilling victory by the U.S. Women’s soccer team, you might enjoy Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson.

Whether you consider yourself a rookie, coach, weekend warrior, armchair quarterback, or something in between, the Bookshare library has over 7,000 books about sports. We encourage you to work up a sweat and strive for a personal best in the summer reading Olympics.


On your mark, get set, go: Turn It Up & Tell the World!

  • Sign up for Summer Reading Challenge weekly e-mail announcements
  • Share your favorite books on Facebook, Twitter using the #TurnUp4Books hashtag, or the form on the Bookshare website


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