Adult Reading Competition

Posted on January 2, 2021

by Greg Coulter

Are you ready to kick off your new years reading goal? Join our Book Club Battle Royale!


Your team of 3-5 bookish friends will have until February 25th to read the books and prepare for our Zoom-based competition. Teams will receive a Battle Kit including one copy of each of the five selected books for the competition. Books are also available as eBooks on demand without holds or waitlists.


Paper Towns by John Green

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Paper Towns is a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.The only YA novel in the Battle, readers who enjoy introspective, character-driven coming-of-age stories will most enjoy this book.


Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia about a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain. This novel is complex and moving.


No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Named the Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, No One Is Coming to Save Us is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. This character driven novel creates a strong sense of place for readers to get to know Black characters created by a Black author.


The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. Fans of dark humor will enjoy getting lost in space with this novel.


The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

With wit, style and sublime talent, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat brings together three devoted allies in a warmhearted novel that celebrates female friendship and second chances. This uplifting, engaging novel proves that good books make great friends.


Team Captains can pick up their team’s Battle Kit beginning January 2. Teams will compete over Zoom in a friendly competition with trivia rounds based on knowledge of the books.


What are you waiting for? Rally your team, designate a captain and register below!

Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter

Greg is Community Engagement Librarian, a seventh-generation Hoosier, a historian, former poutine cook, and a celebrated vampire hunter (have you seen any vampires around here? No! You’re welcome). They enjoy reading graphic novels, cooking, and traveling.
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