• By Lara Luck
  • Posted Thursday, September 12, 2019

September's Reading Challenge

On September 5th the Library kicks off its 18th annual community read, On the Same Page, with “Speak No Evil” by Dr. Uzodinma Iweala. I would like to encourage everyone to give this powerful, award-winning novel a try. This novel covers so many timely issues, but I’d like to focus on one topic for this month’s reading challenge - the immigrant experience in America. There are a wide-array of great books that deal with the immigrant experience of many cultures over the history of our nation - “The Joy Luck Club,” “My Antonia,” “The Namesake,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” just to name a few. You can ask your librarian for other suggestions or check out the Library’s online catalog.

I hope you accept the FCPL September Reading Challenge and encourage your family and friends to try it too. Please let me know how it goes and if you get a chance, send me an email (fcpl.eg.requests@gmail.com) with the title of the book you read this month.

Happy Reading!
Lara Luck, Collection Development Supervisor