Archive for October, 2021

Readers Dozen – November 2021

It’s a good time to get in the way-forward machine and take a trip into the unknown: this month’s Readers Dozen challenge is to read a book set in the future. Whether it’s dystopian, science-fiction, or pure speculation, futuristic books offer a look at a possible world to come. Need some ideas? Check out these sites:

Future Fiction Books (Goodreads)

21 Futuristic Books (Epic Reads)

20 Good Nonfiction Books About the Future (Mal Warwick on Books)


Looking ahead, don’t forget to get your book read and entered before Dec 7 to enter the prize drawing. Happy Reading!

Readers Dozen – October

Get ready for an exciting October! If ghosts and ghouls aren’t thrilling enough, take on our Readers Dozen Challenge, which is to read a book about a natural disaster. Of course, you can always find a book about tornados or tsunamis, earthquakes or eruptions (just throw one of those terms into the TFPL catalog for tons of results), but don’t forget about some of the truly bizarre, like:


The Year Without Summer – William Klingaman

Death in the Air – Kate Winkler Dawson

The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin


Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 – Stephen Puleo


If you need more ideas, look at Natural Disaster Books (Goodreads) or Books About a Natural Disaster (Book Riot: Read Harder). And don’t forget you have until Nov 7 to get your entry in (here’s the form)!