Adams County Reads One Book
It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection, “The Paris Library” by Janet Skeslien Charles. This rich historical fiction novel perfectly combines libraries and the power of books. The Adams County Reads One Book Committee selected this title from five finalists for its readability, its passion for books, and its intriguing dual timeline.
Copies of “The Paris Library” are available at each Adams County Library location, in both regular print and large print. eBook and eAudiobook copies are also available through cloudLibrary. Discussions, programs, and events based on the book will take place in October. CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAMS
Join the One Book reading challenge! Sign up for the Beanstack Read Along challenge. “The Paris Library” features a number of book recommendations from the American Library in Paris librarians and patrons. In this challenge, participants are encouraged to read as many of the librarian recommended titles as they can between May 19th and October 31st. The list is available through Beanstack! There will be a chance for a prize at the end of this challenge! To register: https://adamslibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
We hope you enjoy this year’s One Book selection…happy reading!
Next Year's One Book
A committee of library staff and community members select the year's title from a list of about 40 books. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let any staff member know!
2022 Selection: Leave Only Footprints by Conner Knighton
2021 Selection: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2020 Selection: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
An eccentric millionaire. A brilliant woman. A world of espionage and codes and ciphers. Two world wars, more than a dozen dinner parties, a plethora of correspondence, and a legacy left hidden in archives and libraries for decades. All of these pieces describe this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes,” by Jason Fagone.
2019 Selection: What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson
2018 Selection: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
2017 Fiction Selection: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
2017 Nonfiction Selection: The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown
2016 Fiction Selection: Longbourn by Jo Baker
2016 Nonfiction Selection: Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich
2015 Fiction Selection: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
2015 Nonfiction Selection: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
2014: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
2013: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
2012: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
2011: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie