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Spring Reading Challenge 2022

Join Bookshop's Spring Reading Challenge! Read any two of the eight great books below (which are featured in our Spring Reading Guide) by May 15th and Bookshop will donate $5.00 on your behalf to the The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, the organizers of Banned Book Week and a great resource on the topic of banned and challenged books. Read more on their website.

Finished reading your two books? Click here and let us know. Bookshop will donate $5.00 to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom for every completed entry. THANK YOU!

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When We Were Birds: A Novel By Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547260
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Published: Doubleday - March 15th, 2022

"This debut novel created a magical world that delighted and wowed me. Steeped in Trinidadian myth, it is a rich and alluring love story." —Trey 

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Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250811783
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

"It is a gift to have this deeply moving novel as a historical accounting of the Asian experience in late nineteenth century America. Daiyu's story is difficult but she is indomitable, and while you will want to protect your heart, you will also be grateful for giving it up." —Melinda

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The Wedding Crasher: A Novel By Mia Sosa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062909893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - April 5th, 2022

"The Wedding Crasher may seem like fake-dating popcorn seasoned with rom-com tropes, but it’s a fine dining experience. Solange Perreira and Dean Chapman leap off the page and into your heart." —Lindsay

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The Verifiers By Jane Pek Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593313794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 2022

"Claudia Lin is a quick-witted, well-read wannabe detective in this debut mystery which is woven with dynamic family drama and thought-provoking social commentary on our online world and the information we give out—knowingly and unknowingly." —Kristina 

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The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250820129
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

"You don’t have to have read The Great Gatsby to enjoy this literal magical retelling. Just be ready for gorgeous prose and unexpected twists." —Ivy

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Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk By Sasha LaPointe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640094147
Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

"LaPointe's beautifully written, elegantly structured memoir hits every high mark of storytelling and truth-telling. It is a good read, an important work, and an exquisite piece of art – a rare combination I cannot recommend highly enough." —Melinda 

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Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood By Danny Trejo, Donal Logue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982150839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2022

"Told with heart, humor, and the wisdom of a life lived, legendary actor Danny Trejo shows readers that you don’t have to be mean to be tough." —Aric

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White Magic By Elissa Washuta Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - March 15th, 2022

"In these funny, poignant, sincere yet self-aware, and at times painfully familiar essays, Stevie Nicks, Twin Peaks, and Red Dead Redemption share equal time with childhood memories, oppressed heritage, adult heartbreak, and magic in ways that will have you demanding more beyond the last page." —Jocelyn