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Join us on a yearlong reading adventure! 

Win prizes! Read more, read deeper, read bigger, read wider. Read funnier, more fantastical, more factual! Challenge yourself to broaden your bookshelf and read boldly where you’ve never read before!

Quarter 2 prompts are out now! We have 19 new prompts to inspire you (and the possibility of reading more from Q1). Use the prompts to broaden your bookshelf by choosing the ones that will challenge you to read genres or authors you don't usually read or to explore new places, times, and ideas. Start your spring reading adventure today!

You can begin any time. Sign up now. 

 


What is the Broaden Your Bookshelf Bonanza?

  • 20 Prompts per quarter. You choose the ones you like best! 
  • Set your own reading goals. Each book read and logged enters a raffle.
  • Quarterly prizes for active participants. Each reading log form submitted is an entry into the quarterly Broad Bookshelf raffle. (Look out for other prize categories as we go!) 
  • Grand Prize – a personally curated shelf’s worth of books (valued $220) tailored to your reading enthusiasms! – plus a prize for the Perks Club member who has bought the most books for the Bonanza  AND runner up prizes awarded in January 2023. 
  • Regular book challenge newsletter to cheer you on & inspire your next choices.
  • Special social media challenges, too. Tag us #broadenyourbookshelf on Instagram and Twitter.
  • An end-of-Bonanza party for all participants! (If we can gather safely.)

How to participate?

  • Sign up using this form, or come into the store.
  • Log your reading using this form, or come into the store. In your log entries, you can recommend books and tell us about your reading. We'll share your tips with other Broaden Your Bookshelf participants.
  • Post about your reading on social media! Take photos. Review books. Be sure to tag @Loganberrybooks #broadenyourbookshelf
  • Tell your friends and get them to play along too!

 

Quarter 2 Reading Prompts

Mysteries, maps, and spring! Bookstores, cats, and South America! Time travel, nature, and poetry!

So many good things to read! (And if you didn't get to everything on your TBR for Q1, check out #20 on the list.) Check out our ever growing list of recommendations for more ideas. Log your reading here. Every book logged is an entry to win prizes at the end of June!

  1. Read a Mystery Book
  2. Read a Nature Book
  3. Read a book featuring multiple languages
  4. Read a book with a prominent cat character
  5. Read a book set in a bookstore
  6. Read a book with plants or flowers on the cover or in the title
  7. Read a Poetry collection
  8. Read a book by your favorite author you haven’t read before
  9. Read a book with or recommended by your parent
  10. Read a book that has a map
  11. Read a book with time travel or anachronisms
  12. Read a book with a medieval setting
  13. Read an Alt-History book
  14. Read a book with characters who are performers
  15. Read a bookseller’s recommendation
  16. Read a childhood favorite
  17. Read a book with “Spring” elements on the cover or in the title
  18. Read a book set in Africa or South America
  19. Read a book from an author you haven’t read before
  20. Read a book from a prompt you did not get to from Quarter 1

 

Log your reading here. Every book logged is an entry to win prizes at the end of June!

 

Where in the world are we reading?

We are reading farther and farther and our map is growing! Explore the map for book recommendations!

(Because the map is limited to terrestrial locations, you will find all extraterrestrial and fantastical settings pinned in Antarctica. Wouldn't it be fun if they were all actually hidden there?)

EXTRA CHALLENGE: READ MORE BOOKS SET IN SOUTH AMERICA AND AFRICA! Help us balance the map!

Log your reading using this form

 

Recommended Titles for Quarter 2

Check out this great video from Literary Cleveland for tons of Q2 book recommendations!

 

This is list is under construction. And, any list we make will only scratch the surface of possible titles! Check back for more recommendations - from Loganberry, and from Broaden Your Bookshelf participants - added regularly. (And be sure to log your reading so we can add your recommendations to the list.)

Many of these titles are available in store (come in or give us a call at 216-950-9800) or on our online store -- we've tried to link to books available in the online store below. If we don't have it in stock, you can it shipped direct from our affiliate Bookshop.org storefront (or get an ebook or audiobook version from our affiliates, instead!) 

  1. Read a Mystery Book
  2. Read a Nature Book - Nature & Gardening books are on sale - 20% off - the whole month of May. (In store only.)
  3. Read a book featuring multiple languages
  4. Read a book with a prominent cat character
  5. Read a book set in a bookstore
  6. Read a book with plants or flowers on the cover or in the title
  7. Read a poetry collection
  8. Read a book by your favorite author you haven’t read before
    • If your favorite author is Colson Whitehead, have you read John Henry Days?
    • If your favorite author is Anne Tyler, did you know she has a new book out? French Braid
    • If your favorite author is NK Jemison, have you read Far Sector?
  9. Read a book with or recommended by your parent
  10. Read a book that has a map
    • Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson
    • Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne
    • Tolkien, Sanderson, Bradley; almost any fantasy!
  11. Read a book with time travel or anachronisms
  12. Read a book with a medieval setting
  13. Read an Alt-History book
  14. Read a book with characters who are performers
  15. Read a Bookseller’s recommendation
  16. Read a childhood favorite
  17. Read a book with “Spring” elements on the cover or in the title
    • A Hundred White Daffodils - Jane Kenyon
    • Salute to Spring - Meridel Le Sueur
    • Sonoran Desert Spring - John Alcock
  18. Read a book set in Africa or South America
  19. Read a book from an author you haven’t read before
  20. Read a book from a prompt you did not get to from Quarter 1

Log your reading here. Every book logged is an entry to win prizes at the end of June!

 

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