Since we’ve no place to go…

Let It Snow! Winter is here, and so is our winter reading challenge. We’re spending a lot of time at home these days, so why not add a few new books to your list? Adults and teens age 11 and older are welcome to join. Completers earn one of our seasonal mugs, and you can also read additional books to be entered into a drawing for an iPad or a KDL branded winter hat. 

Here are some titles that fit our Let It Snow categories this year. 

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (SF JEMISIN) 

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to save their city from destruction in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. (Sci-Fi category)  

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women by Wayétu Moore (BIOGRAPHY MOORE) 

The author shares her experiences of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States, shining the light on the great political and personal forces that continue to affect many migrants around the world. (Biography category) 

News of the World by Paulette Jiles (JILES) 

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. The film adaptation of this book was released in December 2020. (Books to film category) 

The Wild Inside by Jamey Bradbury (BRADBURY) 

Set in the dense Alaska wilderness, Bradbury's debut novel is equal parts back-to-the-land adventure story and foreboding psychological thriller. Fresh on the heels of her mother's sudden death, 17-year-old Tracy spends most of her days hunting and trapping in the forest. When a hulking stranger attacks her in the woods, she defends herself and almost kills him-or does she? (Women of Horror, Wilderness Mystery, or New Book by New Author category) 

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (ROM DARIA) 

Rendered the subject of tabloid gossip by a messy public breakup, soap star Jasmine takes a part in a new bilingual comedy at the side of a telenovela costar who would revitalize his career. (Diverse author category) 

The Address Book by Deirdre Mask (SOCSCI MASK) 

Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn't—and why. (Nonfiction category) 

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White (SF TEEN WHITE) 

The events of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein unfold from the perspective of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is adopted as a child by the Frankensteins as a companion for their volatile son Victor. (Modern retelling of a classic category)