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·   Keep Reading! – Prepare your child for kindergarten by reaching 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten.

How to reach 1000 books:

1000 books is not as daunting as it seems. If you read just 3 books a day, in one year you will have read 1,095 books!

 You can read books from anywhere, not just library books.

Repetition is key to learning. You may read the same book over and over and over again!




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Pride, Prejudice, And Other Flavors A Novel By Sonali Dev
by Sonali Dev

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Don't read it on an empty stomach, because rapturous descriptions of food are at every turn. A light, cute, multicultural read, with definite winks at Jane Austen.

by Cheryl Strayed

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I read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, inspired to do so by the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. After seeing the book become an impetus for so much of the plot of the Netflix movie, I was intrigued. It's a well-written and emotional account that got me to break out of my preferred genre of reading and instead read a memoir. However, at times it's written so honestly that it's painful to read. There were a few scenes that gripped me distressed me. Before reading it, I wondered to myself, "I wonder what it must take to motivate someone to undertake such a long and arduous hike..." After reading, I realize it takes a lifetime of prior traumatic experiences.

Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler

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A relatable story about being uncertain of your roles and responsibilities within your family, written rather realistically so you'll find yourself pairing the characters to individuals within your own family. Perfect for mothers who fear they do too much, do too little, or maybe should be doing something entirely different. Not a five-star book, though, due to an abrupt ending-- but I'll say no more about the ending to avoid spoilers!

Craig & Fred By Craig Grossi
by Craig Grossi

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This was an endearing true story that touched my heart. I loved it!

The Patron Saint Of Lost Dogs
by Nick Trout

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This summer, I seem to be on a search to find a book with a sufficiently complex plot. Like many other books I've selected from the library this summer, they've all had extremely simplistic storylines that wrap up in unrealistic manners.

sisters grimm
by Michael Buckley

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The book had lots of twists and turns. The story was fun and entertaining, with several surprising and funny moments.

Zoe's Tale
by John Scalzi

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John Scalzi is just so darn readable. This retells the same events as The Last Colony but as experienced and narrated by Zoe. So no huge plot surprises, but enjoyable to see Scalzi take a turn at a voice other than his middle aged, jaded and resourceful male heroes/narrators.

The Warrior Woman
by Maxine Hong Kingston

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One of the great things about this Bingo challenge is that it gets you to finally read some of those books you've been meaning to get to, but somehow never have. "The Warrior Woman" recently appeared on the NYT's list of "50 Must Read Memoirs" and frequently appears on required reading lists as both a new classic of Chinese American and feminist literature. Her work is at once highly personal to her own experience and deeply rooted in her connection to her Chinese heritage. I will not be surprised to see her retelling of the Mulan myth cited in reviews of the upcoming Disney live-action remake. So glad to have read this lyrically written memoir.

Washington Black A Novel By Esi Edugyan
by Esi Edugyan

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It was not fair of me to read Washington Black so close to reading The Underground Railroad. Really, other than examining the impact of slavery on the psyche, they are just so different in so many ways: writing style, scope, tone, literary elements. But next to the bravura of Colson Whitehead's novel, this seems circumspect in comparison. It deserves praise for pairing the power of individual imagination in an era of belief in possibilities of science with the limitations imposed by personal prejudice engendered by slavery, racism, class, and society in one story. Lovely, sad, hopeful, and imaginative, all in one.

The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

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A searing American classic. Haunting and powerful.

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