The bagels and books challenge

This blog is from the Friends of the Maynard Library to support a new program we are starting that is called Bagels and Books.  The program is very simple.  Every month we will select a category/subject/topic and we challenge you to read a book that fits the choice – even very loosely.  Once a month on a Saturday morning we’ll gather to share what we have been reading and enjoy some locally baked delicious bagels.

Like to participate but can’t make a Saturday in Maynard – that’s why we have the blog.  Anyone can comment on what they are reading – even those who plan to come eat bagels.

The program starts in October and we are starting with a really easy category – mysteries and thrillers (which seems appropriate since October does have Halloween) and there are thousands of choices in this category.

But to help you, we’ll have some suggestions in a later blog and we’ll have a display at the library.  Date of the bagels and chat to be posted later.

Why would you want to do this?  Well – there are the bagels but it is always fun to read outside your comfort zone and see what you may have been missing.  We’ll post all the titles being read so you can get some great reading suggestions.


9 thoughts on “The bagels and books challenge

  1. This is a great idea to share titles and thumbs-up or -down on books we’re reading!
    I like the Jacqueline Winspear series with a female psychologist/detective set in post WWI Britain (mostly London). Light “historical mysteries.”
    Right now I’m reading the second in Alan Bradley’s series with a precocious 11-year-old narrator/main character whose hobby is chemistry and poisons, and who solves mysteries in rural England in the late ’40s-early ’50s. Bradley gets the prize for best titles: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, and there’s another one out recently. Dottie discovered this entertaining author and passed him along – Thanks, Dottie!

  2. Some of the people I chatted with at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday seemed excited about this program – I am really looking forward to getting started. Working on my reading so I’ll have a lot to recommend OR NOT.

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