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10 to Try

Expand your reading horizons, meet authors, and connect with other readers during 10 to Try, our 2017 Reading Challenge!

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Books Featured at Summer Author Events Books Featured at Summer Author Events

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Check out these books and then meet the authors at KCLS libraries this summer!
Check out these books and then meet the authors at KCLS libraries this summer!
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Summer Author Events Summer Author Events

Catch up on your reading, meet the authors of some fascinating fiction and nonfiction titles, and get inspired to pick up your next read!
Catch up on your reading, meet the authors of some fascinating fiction and nonfiction titles, and get inspired to pick up your next read!
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Summer Reading Kickoff Events Summer Reading Kickoff Events

Summer Reading is for everyone- join us for fun activities for all ages to kick-off a summer of reading!
Summer Reading is for everyone- join us for fun activities for all ages to kick-off a summer of reading!
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10 to Try: May is for Mysteries 10 to Try: May is for Mysteries

By Jenna
I am not the biggest mystery fan. I know - this is blasphemy when May is Mystery month and one is a librarian who is supposed to love ALL t…
I am not the biggest mystery fan. I know - this is blasphemy when May is Mystery month and one is a librarian who is supposed to love ALL t…
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Excellent 2016 Essay Collections Excellent 2016 Essay Collections

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Looking for an essay collection for the 2017 10 to Try reading challenge? Here are our top picks from 2016.
Looking for an essay collection for the 2017 10 to Try reading challenge? Here are our top picks from 2016.
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Book Clubs at KCLS Book Clubs at KCLS

Book clubs can be a great motivator to up your reading this summer- find one near you.
Book clubs can be a great motivator to up your reading this summer- find one near you.
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10 To Try - Graphic Novels with Lynda Ba… 10 To Try - Graphic Novels with Lynda Ba…

By Jennifer
I don't think of myself as someone who reads comics or graphic novels, yet I am someone who faithfully clipped Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda…
I don't think of myself as someone who reads comics or graphic novels, yet I am someone who faithfully clipped Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda…
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Meet Author Mary Ann Gwinn Meet Author Mary Ann Gwinn

Seattle Times Lit Life columnist and former book editor Mary Ann Gwinn shares stories about books, authors and a career in reading.
Seattle Times Lit Life columnist and former book editor Mary Ann Gwinn shares stories about books, authors and a career in reading.
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10 to Try Check-In: May 10 to Try Check-In: May

By Emily
Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so…
Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so…
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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Short Stori… 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Short Stori…

By Jackie
Listening to short stories on audiobook made my commute this month a lot more interesting. Usually when I listen to an audiobook in the car…
Listening to short stories on audiobook made my commute this month a lot more interesting. Usually when I listen to an audiobook in the car…
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Debut Novels by Older American Authors Debut Novels by Older American Authors

By Jenny
Each May we celebrate Older Americans' Month, an official opportunity for our elders to receive the attention and respect they deserve. The…
Each May we celebrate Older Americans' Month, an official opportunity for our elders to receive the attention and respect they deserve. The…
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10 to Try Challenge: Debut Authors 10 to Try Challenge: Debut Authors

By Sharon
Are you doing this challenge yet? I am having a blast exploring new authors this month through their debut novels. And to add a little twis…
Are you doing this challenge yet? I am having a blast exploring new authors this month through their debut novels. And to add a little twis…
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10 to Try: YA Edition 10 to Try: YA Edition

By Whitney
Are you taking on the 10 to Try Challenge this year? As a teen services librarian with a love for young adult books, I thought I'd offer up…
Are you taking on the 10 to Try Challenge this year? As a teen services librarian with a love for young adult books, I thought I'd offer up…
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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Debut 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Debut

By Jackie
In this second month of challenging myself to read only mysteries in completing 10 to Try, I chose a bestselling young adult (YA) debut tha…
In this second month of challenging myself to read only mysteries in completing 10 to Try, I chose a bestselling young adult (YA) debut tha…
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