Read More! Reading Challenge in December

The Read More! Reading Challenge suggestions for the month of December are here! Read a book published this year or an award-winning book!

A Book Published This Year

Did you know that you that Seymour Library has a listing of new and upcoming fiction? Or search by publication date with our online catalog.

Beautiful by Danielle Steel - book jacket

Beautiful – by Danielle Steel

Genre: Mainstream fiction

Description:  A famous, young model has her appearance forever altered and loses the people she loves most in a terrorist attack and changes the course and purpose of her life after reading a revealing letter that accompanied her mother’s will.

Black Dog by Stuart Woods - book jacket

Black Dog – by Stuart Woods

Genre: Thrillers and suspense

Description: Stone Barrington must battle a nasty opponent in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews - book jacket

The Homewreckers – by Mary Kay Andrews

Genre: Contemporary romances

Description: Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss’s son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Then, Hattie gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: During the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

Welcome to the School by the Sea - by Jenny Colgan - book jacket

Welcome to the School by the Sea – by Jenny Colgan

Genre: Relationship fiction

Description: At Downey House, a charming English boarding school on the sea, new teacher Maggie is determined to make her mark, which jeopardizes her relationship with her safe, dependable boyfriend, while new student Simone tries to fit in and fellow student Fliss tries to get out.

An Award-Winning Book

The Chain by Adrian McKinty - book jacket

The Chain – by Adrian McKinty

Macavity Awards – Mystery Readers International

Genre: Thrillers and suspense

Description: A parent receives a panicked phone call from a stranger who reveals that both of their children have been kidnapped by someone who demands that they abduct another child to prevent the murders of their own.

The Lost Children Archive - by Valeria Luiselli - book jacket

Lost Children Archive –  by Valeria Luiselli

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

Genre: Literary fiction

Description: A novel about a family of four, on the cusp of fracture, who take a trip across America–a story told through varying points of view, and including archival documents and photographs.

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich - book jacket

The Night Watchman – by Louise Erdrich

Pulitzer Prize – published by an American author

Genre: Historical fiction; Literary fiction

Description: A historical novel based on the life of the author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

The Stranger Diaries - by Elly Griffiths book jacket

The Stranger Diaries – by Elly Griffiths

Edgar Award for Best Novel

Genre: Adult books for young adults; Gothic fiction; Multiple perspectives; Mysteries

Description:  A high-school English teacher chronicles her suspicions about the murder of a colleague before discovering a sinister message in her own diary.

View more award-winning books to find your next read!