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Are you ready to fall in love with a good book this autumn?  Then join us for our Fall into Reading Challenge for all ages this November!  Click on the button for your age group below and then start planning your reading list.  

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Adults, Tweens, and Teens Challenge

 

THE PROMPTS

  • Read a book with a brown or orange cover.

  • Read a book with "fall" in the title.

  • Read a book set in a cabin or the woods.

  • Read a cozy mystery (or any mystery.)

  • Read a book about change or starting over.

  • Read a book by an author you are thankful for.

  • Read a book written by an Indigenous author.

  • Read a book that takes place in the fall.

  • Read a book published in September, October, or November 2021.

  • Read a book in which characters travel to visit family.

  • Read a book in which characters use magic.

  • Read a book that includes baking/cooking or a recipe.

  • Read a book in which a character is adopted or is adopting.

  • Read a book that takes place over Thanksgiving.

  • Read a book recommended by a LPPL staff member.

 

Print a copy of the challenge here.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 
  • Track your progress on the challenge sheet or online with Beanstack app or at lafourche.beanstack.org.

  • The goal is to read at least one book that fills one of the challenge prompts.

  • Read your book & then check in at your branch to receive an exclusive button.

  • Read more books, earn more buttons! 
    Earn a button each time you reach one of the following goals:

    • 1 book read​

    • 2 books read

    • 5 books read

    • 10 books read

    • 15 books read (All prompts completed!)

  • The challenges runs from November 1 - November 30, 2021. 
    The last day to check in and claim your buttons is
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021.​

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LET'S GET SOCIAL!

 
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We would love to feature you & the books you read for the challenge on our social media!  Snap a photo of yourself with the books you read for the challenge & message it to us on social media, or bring a copy of the book with you when you check in at the branch & we will take your photo.

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PROMPT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Need recommendations for one of the prompts? 
Check out these suggestions and reading lists for options!

  • Read a book with a brown or orange cover.

This is a time when is perfectly okay to judge a book by its cover (although we will admit that some of our staff always choose their next read by its cover)!  Simply browse a bookshelf and select a book that is mostly brown or orange.

  • Read a book with "fall" in the title.

The word "fall" needs to be in the title of the book you choose for this prompt.  You can also use various forms of "fall," such as "falling, fallen, and falls," for example.  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

​FICTION

  • Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

  • Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

  • Spy Fall:  Rebellious Brides by Diana Quincy

  • Falling by Jane Green

  • Mortal Fall by Christine Carbo

  • Falling for You by Becky Wade

  • Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky

  • Liberty Falling by Nevada Barr

  • The Fall by John T. Lescroat

  • Falling by T.J. Newman

  • Falling from His Grace by Kristin Vayden

  • Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz

  • Night Fall by Nelson Demille

  • Dreams of Falling by Karen White

  • Fallen Land by Taylor Brown

  • Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

  • Angels Fall by Nora Roberts

  • Cold Falling White by Gabrielle Prendergast

  • Falling Darkness by Karen Harper

  • The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

  • Free Fall by Fern Michaels

  • Fallen by Linda Castillo

  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

  • Falling Together by Marisa De los Santos

  • Silent Fall by Barbara Freethy

  • The Fallen by Ace Atkins

  • Falling for Rachel by Nora Roberts

  • Falling in Love by Donna Leon

  • Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery

  • The Sky is Falling by Sidney Sheldon

  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

  • The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

  • A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K. Hamilton

  • Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

  • Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin

  • Night Fall by Cherry Adair

  • Can't Help Falling by Cara Bastone

  • The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel

  • Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

​NON-FICTION

  • Fall Baking:  Southern Harvest Favorites by Brooke Bell

  • Dying Fall by Sally Spencer

  • Vanderbilt:  The Rise & Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper

  • The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden by Peter L. Bergen

  • Forget the Alamo:  The Rise & Fall of an American Myth by Bryan Burrough

  • After the Fall:  Being American in the World We've Made by Benjamin Rhodes

  • Zero Fail:  The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig

  • Falling Upward:  A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

  • Let the Lord Sort Them:  The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurine Chammah

  • Viral BS:  Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them by Seema Yasmin

  • The Colors of Fall:  A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season by Jerry & Marcy Monkman

  • The Disintegrating Student:  Struggling but Smart, Falling Apart, and How to Turn It Around by Jeannine Jannot

  • Like Falling Through a Cloud:  A Lyrical Memoir by Eugenia Zukerman

TWEENS & TEENS

​FICTION

  • The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

  • Fall into Me by Mila Gray

  • The Fall by Bethany Griffin

  • The Fall by James Preller

  • Dream Fall by Amy Plum

  • Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar

  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

  • The Upside of Falling by Alex Light

  • The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

  • The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons

  • Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

  • The Fallen Star by Tracey Hecht

  • Tale of the Fallen Beasts by Brandon Mull

​NON-FICTION

  • Baseball's Leading Lady:  Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues by Andrew Williams

  • Falling Up:  Poems & Drawings by Shel Silverstein

  • In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers:  The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years After the 9/11 Attacks by Don Brown

  • Read a book set in a cabin or the woods.

The place that a book takes place is important for setting the right mood!  To give you all of the fall vibes this season, pick up a book that takes place in a cabin or the woods.

ADULT

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

  • Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis

  • The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

  • In the Woods by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

  • The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

  • After the Woods by Kim Savage

  • The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson

  • Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

  • What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

  • The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

  • The Body in the Woods by April Henry

  • Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

  • Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

  • Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

  • Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

  • Chill Factor by Sandra Brown

  • The Lake House by James Patterson

  • Enchanted by Nora Roberts

  • Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

  • Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Lover's Knot by Emilie Richards

  • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

  • Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

  • One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak

  • Summerwater by Sarah Moss

  • Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

  • A Fire in the Night by Christopher Swann

  • Colter's Woman by Maya Banks

  • Shiner by Amy Jo Burns

  • Shutter by Melissa Larsen

  • A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher

  • Gone with the Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson

  • The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen

  • The Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter

  • Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

  • Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  • All the Winters After by Sere Prince Halverson

  • The Cabin by Carla Neggers

  • The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur

  • Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

  • Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas by Bella Andre

  • Finding Him by Rachel Van Dyken

  • Fair Warning: A Hideaway Novel by Hannah Alexander

  • What I Love About You by Rachel Gibson

  • Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown

  • Don't Cry for Me by Sharon Sala

  • In Wilderness by Diane C. Thomas

  • Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway

  • The Longest Night by Kara Braden

  • The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown

  • Precious and Fragile Things by Megan Hart

  • It's in His Heart by Shelly Alexander

  • Never Too Hot by Bella Andre

  • The Wrong Billionaire's Bed by Jessica Clare

  • Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley

  • North of Here by Laurel Saville

  • The Great Alone Kristin Hannah

  • The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

  • The Noise by James Patterson

  • Fear No Evil by James Patterson

  • Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box

  • Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

  • Barkskins by Annie Proulx

  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

  • Wrong Alibi by Christina Dodd

  • Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff

  • Devolution by Max Brooks

  • Refuge Cove by Janet Dailey

  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

  • Read a cozy mystery (or any mystery).

Cozy, or traditional mysteries are also commonly labeled detective fiction or whodunits. In “cozies,” an amateur or professional sleuth investigates to uncover the truth behind puzzling circumstances (frequently involving murder, or some sort of unusual crime). Traditionally set in a small, close-knit community full of colorful characters, the criminal/murderer in question easily passes as just another local. While serious issues may be raised, cozy mysteries are generally intended as an escape from day-to-day stresses. Violence occurs “off-stage”; murder scenes are briefly described, without undue lingering on graphic details. By the end of the story, justice is always served. Cozies are often written in themed series and may have modern or historical settings. Check out some of our suggestions below.  (If cozy mysteries aren't your thing, you can also read any mystery for this prompt.)

ADULT

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Cozy mysteries are only written for adults, so read any age-appropriate mystery that grabs your attention for this prompt!

  • Catering Hall Mysteries by Maria Dirico

  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Series by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Hannah Swensen Mysteries by Joanne Fluke

  • Mrs. Murphy Mysteries by Rita Mae Brown

  • Goldy Bear Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson

  • Cat Who Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun

  • Savannah Series by Mary Kay Andrews

  • Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Agatha Raisin Mysteries by M.C. Beaton

  • Miss Julia Series by Ann B. Ross

  • Faith Fairchild Mysteries by Katherine Hall Page

  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris

  • Hamish Macbeth Mysteries by M.C. Beaton

  • Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries by Dorothy Gilman

  • Meg Lanslow Mysteries by Donna Andrews

  • Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

  • Royal Spyness Mysteries by Rhys Bowen

  • Death on Demand Mysteries by Carolyn G. Hart

  • Read a book about change or starting over.

Autumn is the season of change, so it is the perfect time to read a book that has "change" or "starting over" as a central theme.  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

TWEENS & TEENS

​FICTION

  • Life as We Knew It Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

  • Socks by Beverly Cleary

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

  • Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

  • Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

  • A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson

  • Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher

  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman

  • Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

  • Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

  • The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

  • The SOS File by Betsy Cromer Byars

  • Slob by Ellen Potter

  • The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

  • The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • 10 Things to Do Before I Die by Daniel Ehrenhaft

  • Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

  • Everything I Thought I Knew by Shannon Takaoka

  • Come Find Me by Mega Miranda

  • So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee

  • The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice

  • The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston

​NONFICTION

  • Unbroken:  An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand

  • I Am Malala:  How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

  • The Unwanted:  Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

​FICTION

  • The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber

  • Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

  • The Nickel Boys by Colston Whitehead

  • The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

  • Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

  • Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber

  • Moral Compass by Danielle Steel

  • Child's Play by Danielle Steel

  • Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

  • The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

  • Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel

  • Normal People by Sally Rooney

  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson

  • Silent Night by Danielle Steel

  • Turning Point by Danielle Steel

  • Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

  • Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

  • The Witch Elm by Tana French

  • In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel

  • A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

  • Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

  • Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

  • Fall from Grace by Danielle Steel

  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

  • In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

  • The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

  • My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

  • Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  • The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

​NONFICTION

  • When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

  • Read a book by an author you are thankful for.

This prompt is completely up to you!  This is the perfect time to read a book by your favorite author.

  • Read a book written by an Indigenous author.

Indigenous peoples are those who are native to an area, such as Native Americans.  Indigenous authors are writers who are native people that write about the area from which their people originated.  Check out some of our suggestions for Indigenous authors below in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

ADULT

FICTION

  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

  • The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

  • There, There by Tommy Orange

  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

  • The Gospel of Z by Stephen Graham Jones

  • The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

  • Winter Counts by David L. Weiden

  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich

  • Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich

  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

  • The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

  • Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshing Rice

NONFICTION

  • A Mind Spread Out On the Ground by Alicia Elliot

  • Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

  • The Lakota Way by Joseph Marshall

  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

  • Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

TWEENS & TEENS

FICTION

  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

  • Firekeeper's Daughter by Angelique Bouilley

  • Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

  • Makoons by Louise Erdrich

  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

  • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall

  • The Barren Grounds by David Robertson

  • Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith

  • Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett

  • Chickadee by Louise Erdrich

  • Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford

  • A Coyoto Solstice Tale by Thomas King

  • The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina

​NONFICTION

  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

  • Read a book that take place in the fall.

There's nothing more festive than reading a book that takes place during the current season.  Check out some of our suggestions for books that take place during the fall below.

ADULT

  • The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice  by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, & Allyson Charles

  • Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

  • First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

  • It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

  • Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross

  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride

  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt

  • Autumn by Ali Smith

  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

  • The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Relchert

  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

  • A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

  • Cinders and Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann

  • The Cardboard Kingdom: Roar of the Beast by Chad Sell

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Read a book published in September, October, or November 2021.

New season?  Let's read something new to celebrate!  Pick up a book that was published this fall.  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Beasts of Prey by Ayana Grey

  • White Smoke by Tiffany Jackson

  • Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

  • As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

  • You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

FICTION

  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

  • Beautiful World, Where are You? by Sally Rooney

  • Matrix by Lauren Groff

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

  • Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers

  • Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

  • The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

  • What Storm, What Thunder by Myrian J.A. Clancy

  • Silverview by John le Carré

  • My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa

  • My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

  • State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny

  • In Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

NONFICTION

  • Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

  • A Carnival of Snackery:  Diaries (2003-2020) by David Sedaris

  • On Animals by Susan Orlean

  • Capote's Women by Laurence Leamer

  • Read a book in which characters travel to visit family.

Thanksgiving is a time for family, so let's pick up a read about families coming together.  Check out some of suggestions below.

ADULT

  • Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber

  • The Fiancee by Kate White

  • Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr

  • Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne

  • Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

  • There There by Tommy Orange

  • Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer

  • Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand

  • The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

  • Sisters by Danielle Steel

  • A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

  • The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg

  • Homecoming by Belva Plain

  • What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg

  • The Four Seasons by Mary Alice Monroe

  • The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

  • Invitation to Provence by Elizabeth Adler

  • The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way by Linda Bruckheimer

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

  • Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion by Marissa Moss

  • Love and Gelato Series by Jenna Evans Welch

  • Ray and the Best Family Reunion Ever by Mildred Pitts Walter

  • Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

  • Read a book in which characters use magic.

The opportunities are endless for this prompt!  Any book in which characters use magic will work.  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

  • A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

  • Dragon Heart Legacy Series by Nora Roberts

  • Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi

  • Practical Magic Series by Alice Hoffman

  • Wildwood Whispers by Willa Reece

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

  • Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

  • Dragonwatch Series by Brandon Mull

  • Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

  • Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

  • Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

  • The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith

  • Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

  • Enchatee Series by Gita Trelease

  • Read a book that includes baking/cooking or a recipe.

Can you smell that?  Thanksgiving is in the air!  Tease your tastebuds with a book about baking/cooking or that includes a recipe.  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

  • Any cookbook of your choice

  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

  • The Little French Bistro by Nina George

  • The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  • The Cafe By the Sea by Jenny Colgan

  • The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

  • The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

  • Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

  • Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

  • Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

  • When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

  • Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

  • Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

  • How to Cook a Tart by Nina Killham

  • A Taste of Sage by Yaffa S. Santos

  • The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

  • Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

  • Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off by Darci Hannah

  • Christmas at the Amish Bakeshop by Shelley Shepard Gray

  • Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

  • Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

  • The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

  • The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs

  • Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant

  • So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park

  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Any cookbook of your choice

  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • The Great Greenfield Bake-Off by Gertrude Chandler Warner

  • All You Knead is Love by Tanya Guerrero

  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

  • Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

  • A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

  • Cupcake Diaries Series by Coco Simon

  • Save the Cupcake! by Lisa Papademetriou

  • Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

  • Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

  • Girls Dinner Club by Jessie Elliot

  • The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis

  • Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams

  • Read a book in which a character is adopted or is adopting.

November is National Adoption Month, & it is a time to remember that family comes in all shapes & sizes.  Check out our suggestions for books that feature a character who is adopted or a character who is adopting a child.

ADULT

TWEENS & TEENS

  • The Year of the Baby by Andrea Cheng

  • Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

  • You Have a Match by Emma Lord

  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

  • A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan

  • Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata

  • A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

  • For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington

  • The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand

  • In Another Life by C.C. Hunter

  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

  • Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel

  • The Coast-to-Coast Murders by James Patterson

  • Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

  • Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury

  • The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

  • Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

  • Read a book that takes place over Thanksgiving.

Any book that takes place during the Thanksgiving season will fill this prompt!  Check out some of our suggestions below.

ADULT

  • Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

  • Still Life by Louise Penny

  • The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote

  • Hot Flash Holidays by Nancy Thayer

  • Deadly Deals by Fern Michaels

  • Thanksgiving Daddy by Rachel Lee

  • A Small Town Thanksgiving by Marie Ferrarella

  • Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier

  • Manhunt by James Patterson

  • Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert

  • Speak of the Devil by Richard Hawke

  • Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier

  • Skating Under the Wire by Joelle Charbonneau

  • The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

  • Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman

  • Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland

TWEENS & TEENS

  • Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne

  • Kit Learns a Lesson by Valerie Tripp

  • Amber Brown is Feeling Blue by Paula Danzinger

  • Dr. Carbles is Losing His Marbles! by Dan Gutman

  • Thanksgiving Reunion by Jamie White

  • Junie B. Jones, First Grader:  Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (And Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park

  • Fear of Falling by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Jealousy by Jessica Burkhart

  • Happy Howlidays by James Patterson

  • Read a book recommended by LPPL staff.

Our staff always have great reading suggestions, and any book that they recommends will do for this prompt!  Ask one of our staff members for a recommendation, or check out some of our staff members' reviews at the links below.

 

Kids, Ages 0-10 Challenge

THE PROMPTS

  • Read a book with a brown or orange cover.

  • Read a book about fall.

  • Read a book about a cabin or the woods.

  • Read a book about families.

  • Read a book about animals.

  • Read a book about visiting family or friends.

  • Read a funny book.

  • Read a book about friendship.

  • Read a book about weather.

  • Read a book set in a school.

  • Read a book about a pumpkin.

  • Read a book about Thanksgiving.

  • Read a book about a place you have been.

  • Read a book that has won an award.

  • Read a book about food or cooking.

  • Read a book written before you were born.

  • Read a book with a number in the title.

  • Read a book by an author whose name starts with the first letter of your name.

  • Reread your favorite book.

  • Read a book recommended by a library worker.

 

Print a copy of the challenge here.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 
  • Track your progress on the challenge sheet or online with the Beanstack app or at lafourche.beanstack.org.

  • The goal is to read at least five books that fills the challenge prompts.

  • Read your books & then check in at your branch to receive a prize.

  • Read more books, earn more prizes! 
    Earn a prize each time you reach one of the following goals:

    • 5 books read​

    • 10 books read

    • 15 books read

    • 20 books read (All prompts completed!)

  • The challenges runs from November 1 - November 30, 2021. 
    The last day to check in and claim your prizes is Wednesday, December 1, 2021.​

PROMPT RECOMMENDATIONS
(Under Construction!)

 

Need recommendations for one of the prompts? 
Check out these suggestions and reading lists for options!

  • Read a book with a brown or orange cover.

This is a time when is perfectly okay to judge a book by its cover (although we will admit that some of our staff always choose their next read by its cover)!  Simply browse a bookshelf and select a book that is mostly brown or orange.

  • Read a book about fall.

EASY BOOKS

  • Fall by Patricia Whitehouse

  • Fall  Weather:  Cooler Temperatures by Martha E.H. Rustad

  • Fall Harvests:  Bringing in Food by Martha E.H. Rustad

  • Fall Apples:  Crisp & Juicy by Martha E.H. Rustad

  • Fall Pumpkins:  Orange & Plump by Martha E.H. Rustad

  • Fall Leaves:  Colorful & Crunchy by Martha E.H. Rustad

  • Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen

  • Fall Ball by Peter McCarty

  • Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland

  • Fall Leaves by Don L. Curry

  • Fall Fright by Gail Herman

  • Weather in Fall by Jenna Lee Gleisner

  • Trees in Fall by Jenna Lee Gleisner

  • What is Fall? by Genie Espinosa

  • Snuggle Time:  Fall Blessings by Glenys Nellist

  • Hello Kitty:  Hello Fall! by Sanrio

  • Little Elliott, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

  • Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

  • Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

  • Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen

  • Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston

  • Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

  • A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster by Amy Young

  • Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

  • The Great Pumpkin Contest by Angie Rozelaar

  • Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

  • Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

  • Read a book about a cabin or the woods.

EASY BOOKS

  • Henry Builds a Cabin by D.B. Johnson

  • Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin

  • Over in the Forest:  Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Collins Berkes

  • A Mystery in the Forest by Susanna Isern

  • Dinosaur Woods by George McClements

  • Robin, Where are You? by Harriet Ziefert

  • Whistling in the Woods by Selina Young

  • Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler

  • Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

  • Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf

  • The Big Woods Orchestra by Guido Van Genechten

  • A Walk Through the Woods by Louise Greig

  • Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods by Mary Quattlebaum

  • What's in the Woods, Dear Dragon? by Margaret Hillert

  • When Winter Comes:  Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods by Aimee M. Bissonette

  • Scooby-Doo and the Monster in the Woods by Michelle H. Nagler

  • One Spooky Night by Kate Stone

  • Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root

  • Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson

  • Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman

JUVENILE BOOKS

  • The Mothman's Shadow by Jason Strange

  • The Last Wilderness by Erin Hunter

  • A Wolf Called Wander by Roseanne Parry

  • Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

  • The Woods Beyond by Kiki Thorpe

  • Into the Woods by Nancy E. Krulik

  • A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell

  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Bambi:  A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

  • A Storm of Wishes by Jacqueline West

  • In the Forest by Alexa Andrews

  • In Woods & Forests by Tessa Paul

  • Out of the Woods by Rebecca Bond

  • Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen

  • Little Author in the Big Woods by Yona Zeldis McDonough

  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

  • Read a book about families.

EASY BOOKS

  • The Family Book by Todd Parr

  • More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

  • The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

  • Always by Emma Dodd

  • Flap Your Wings by P.D. Eastman

  • What Sisters Do Best by Laura Joffe Numeroff

  • Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham

  • Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke

  • The Christmas Sweater by Chris Schoebinger

  • A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary

  • Babies Ruin Everything by Matthew Swanson

  • Family Reunion by Chad Richardson

  • Family Huddle by Archie Manning

  • Family Photo by Dana Meachen Rau

  • One Big Family by Marc Harshman

  • The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

  • Gus & Me by Keith Richards

  • We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree

  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

  • Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! by Nancy White Carlstrom

  • Tiger Family Trip by Becky Friedman

  • The Snow Family by Daniel Kirk

  • My Family Adventure by Jacqueline Jules

  • Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees by Cynthia Rylant

  • Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum

  • Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair! by Harriet Lerner and Susan Goldhor

  • When Lightning Comes In a Jar by Patricia Polacco

  • Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons

JUVENILE BOOKS

  • Alvin Ho Series by Lenore Look

  • Ramona Quimby Series by Beverly Cleary

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  • Piper Reed Series by Kimberly Willis Holt

  • Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald

  • Dancing in Cadillac Light by Kimberly Willis Holt

  • Pain and the Great One Series by Judy Blume

  • Ava Wren Series by Carol Weston

  • Home is the Place by Ann M. Martin

  • Family Recipe by Coco Smith

  • Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

  • Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Becoming Maria by Sonia Monzano

  • Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson

  • Saltypie by Tim Tingle

  • Stick Cat:  Two Cats and a Baby by Tom Watson

  • You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino

  • Read a book about visiting family or friends.

EASY BOOKS

  • Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell

  • Little Bear's Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik

  • The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

  • Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke

  • Family Reunion by Chad Richardson

  • Family Huddle by Archie Manning

  • The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

  • Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! by Nancy White Carlstrom

  • Tiger Family Trip by Becky Friedman

  • Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees by Cynthia Rylant

  • Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum

  • Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair! by Harriet Lerner and Susan Goldhor

  • When Lightning Comes In a Jar by Patricia Polacco

  • Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons

  • Joe On the Go by Peggy Perry Anderson

  • Sofia's First Christmas by Laurie Israel

  • Maisy Goes to the City by Lucy Cousins

  • Goose Goes to School by Laura Wall

  • Lazy Ninja by Mary Nhin

  • Max Goes To the Farm by Adria F. Klein

  • The Moon's First Friends by Susanna Leonard Hill

JUVENILE BOOKS

  • Thanksgiving Reunion by Jamie White

  • Summer Olympus by Shea Fontana

  • The Yeti Files #1:  Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry

  • Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire by Cindy Neuschwander

  • Amelia in Joy and Wonder by Jimmy Gownley

  • Mary Poppins Returns by Kathy McCullough

  • The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

  • Read a funny book.

EASY BOOKS

  • Bad Kitty Books by Nick Bruel

  • Click, Clack Moo Books by Doreen Cronin

  • There Was an Old Lady Books by Lucille Colandro

  • Jasper Rabbit Books by Aaron Reynolds

  • Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

  • Questioneers Books by Andrea Beaty

  • If You Give Books by Laura Numeroff

  • Elephant & Piggie Books by Mo Willems

  • Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

  • Mother Bruce Books by Ryan T. Higgins

  • Unlimited Squirrels Books by Mo Willems

  • Crayons Books by Drew Daywalt

  • The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

  • Fly Guy Books by Tedd Arnold

  • The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

  • How to Babysit Books by Jean Reagan

  • Toot by Leslie Patricelli

  • Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter

  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

  • Pinkalicious Books by Victoria Kann

  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

  • David Books by David Shannon

  • Knuffle Bunny Books by Mo Willems

  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

  • Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton

JUVENILE BOOKS

  • Cat Kid Comic Club Series by Dav Pilkey

  • Dog Man Series by Dav Pilkey

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

  • Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Series by Ryan North

  • Dork Diaries Series by Rachel Renee Russell

  • Bad Guys Series by Aaron Blabey

  • Boy Called BAT Series by Elana K. Arnold

  • Last Kids on Earth Series by Max Brallier

  • Misadventures of Max Crumbly Series by Rachel Renee Russell

  • Geronimo Stilton Series by Geronimo Stilton

  • Big Nate Series by Lincoln Peirce

  • Hilo Series by Judd Winick

  • Lumberjanes Series by Noelle Stevenson

  • Terrible Two Series by Mac Barnett

  • House of Robots Series by James Patterson

  • Baloney and Friends Series by Greg Pizzoli

  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Series by Mo O'Hara

  • Ricky Ricotta Series by Dav Pilkey