Online Reading Challenge – June

Challengers! It’s a new month! That means it’s a new subject for our Reading Challenge and this month it’s: Movies!

In many ways, this will be the easiest Challenge month ever – technically, you can simply watch a movie or television show and BAM! you’ve completed the month of June. Remember, there are no Library Police – no one will come knocking on your door and drag you off to Library Jail if you fail to read something heavy and serious! Read/watch something that interests you and enjoy!

That said, if you’d like to explore the world of movies (I’m including television as well), here are a few suggestions for interesting books.

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a novel about Hedy Lamarr who, in addition to being a great actress and famous beauty, was a brilliant scientist. Another novelization of a famous actress is Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates, about Marilyn Monroe.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter moves between 1960s Italy and present-day Hollywood and a romance lost and found again.

Black Dahlia by James Ellroy is a tense and atmospheric exploration of one of Hollywood’s most famous murders.

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel follows a ragtag group of musicians and actors traveling through a not-too-distant dystopian future (I loved this book!)

As always, stop by any Davenport Library location for lots more suggestions on our displays!

I am planning on reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid in which an aging actress tells the story of her career (and all those husbands) It’s getting rave reviews and I have high hopes for a great read.

What about you? What are you planning to read this month?

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Online Reading Challenge – June

  1. I think I’ll read the same book you are going to read. It’s been on my TBR list for awhile so this month’s challenge is the perfect time to enjoy it.

  2. Jane – I’ll let you in on a secret – I’ve already finished reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and it was excellent! Hope you enjoy it too! Ann

  3. I think I’m going to relisten to “Art of Racing in the Rain”. A movie of this book is coming out soon.

  4. Oh my gosh, I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo a month or two ago and I cannot stop thinking about it. It is SO EXCELLENT! I can’t wait to hear what you thought of it!

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