The Read More! Reading Challenge suggestions for the month of December are to read an award-winning book or to read a book published in 2023!

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My Heart Is A Chainsaw Stephen Graham Jones.

My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones


2021 Shirley Jackson Award winner

Protected by horror movies — especially the ones where the masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them, Jade Daniels, an angry, half-Indian outcast, pulls us into her dark mind when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian lake.

The Rabbit Hutch Tess Gunty

The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

Coming-of-age stories

2022 National Book Award winner

Set in the post-industrial Midwest, this story of loneliness and community, entrapment and freedom, follows Blandine, who lives with three other teens in a run-down apartment building known as the Rabbit Hutch, as she embarks on a quest for transcendence that culminates in a shocking act of violence.

All My Rage Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Realistic fiction

2022 National Book Award winner

A family extending from Pakistan to California, deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness.

Fire Keeper’s Daughter - Angeline Bouley

Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Thrillers and suspense

2022 Michael L. Printz Award winner

Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.