Readers Dozen August 2022

Just in time for back-to-school, our Readers Dozen challenge is tasking you with a fun assignment: read a book about a topic you know little to nothing about. Forget about the three “Rs” – teach yourself something fun in August. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn more about a subject, or wished you had time to delve into something new, now’s the time to dip into our vast collection of books-about-things-you-never-knew-existed.

Don’t know what you don’t know? Here are a few suggestions. Or, call us or drop in and we’ll help you find a match! Fill out your entry form here by Sep 7.


Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) When Sin Ruled the Movies – Mark A. Vieira

The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin

13: The Story of the World’s Most Popular Superstition – Nahaniel Lachenmeyer

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number – Mario Livio

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park – Lee H. Whittlesey

The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg – Nicholas Dawidoff

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks – Amy Stewart

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary – Simon Winchester

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of WWI – Lindsey Fitzharris

The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between – Jeff Kurtti

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80s and 90s Teen Fiction – Gabrielle Moss

Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths – Natalie Haynes

The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning – Ben Raines

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question – Michael Schur

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket – Benjamin Lorr

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