Winter Reads

A flurry of book ideas to explore during Winter Break

Winter break is a great time to sit back and relax and maybe catch up on some reading. Here are a few ideas for you!

Do you want some expeditions?

Looking for a little adventure from the safety of your own sofa? Reading about explorations in the Arctic and other cold climates always helps keep me warm.

For titles that may catch you in suspense or at least make you grateful for the heat in your house, take a look at the options on our "Frozen" book display.

Try this faculty flurry

The library asked adults around the library (faculty, staff, Aerie, tutors) for book recommendations. Ideas from greats like Sam Sullivan, Sue Azar, Dan Miller and Connie Pesce are posted for all to see on the bulletin board by the elevator.

Read-y yourself for awards season

Voting for the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) takes place in January. It's recommended that a teen read at least 3 of the 22 titles before casting his/her vote. Winter break is a great time to read a few of these titles.

We have many of these books in our library collection both in print and through Overdrive.

If you haven't read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell or Out of the easy by Ruta Sepetys or Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson or Nothing can possibly go wrong by Purdence Shen what are you waiting for?

A complete list of nominees is below.

List of RITBA Nominees

Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2015 nominees.

Borrow a Kindle!

We have lots of titles available in e-format and you can borrow one of our many Kindle devices over the break to read some of these. Kindles are the perfect travel companion as they store many books in a small amount of space. Contact the library if you would like to be put on the list for this winter break.