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  • Writer's pictureGina Greenlee, Author

Level Up Your Reading with these Prompts

Tails and Tales

Lady sitting on bench
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Kudos to the library for coming up with Summer Reading Bingo, a fun way to inspire people to read outside of their comfort zone. I’ve been doing that actively for years: seeking out books by authors unknown to me, in genres I don’t usually read because I wish to challenge myself lest I settle into a reading rut.

Here are some of my recommendations, prompted by the squares on the card:

Tails and Tales

Man reading by water
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A book about an animal: One Good Dog, by Susan Wilson

Woman reading
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A book published this year/debut novel/ recommended by a librarian:

The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, by Dawnie Walton

Woman reading
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A fantasy or science fiction book:

Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch

Man reading a book in library
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A young adult or middle grade book/a book by an author of race different from mine:

Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

Woman Reading
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A book set in two different time periods: Long Division, by Kiese Laymon

Black man reading
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A book in translation:

The Complete Poetry: César Vallejo, by César Vallejo. Translated from the Spanish, by Clayton Eshleman and José R. Barcia

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