Literary escape? Here’s a book list for you

Literary escape? Here’s a book list for you

bookwormlaptopWith the four-day Thanksgiving weekend coming up, many of you will spend time among relatives and friends, watching football and filling yourself with turkey and everything else on the table.

But some of you can only do so much football, food and family. You might need a diversion, or perhaps a literary escape. Or, you might just want a book to help kill time if you’re traveling (except if you’re driving, of course). If that’s the case, check out this fall’s Washington Reads reading list

Compiled by Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh, the current list’s theme is “Washington Inspires.” The intro to the reading list says it all:

Washington has long been considered a state of immense opportunity for its people, but living here is not without its share of challenges. Many Washingtonians have overcome the hardships they have faced and their stories are inspirational. Our state’s literature celebrates the ability of Washingtonians to triumph over adversity, to learn and grow from life’s challenges – whether they are the result of birth or our surroundings, and calls upon us to embrace hope, inspiring and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit.

To learn more about Washington Reads or to download a free poster of the current list or previous ones, go here.

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