Braving the Brightest

Welcome to Braving The Brightest 2021

A reading challenge for book lovers, designed to get you out of your reading comfort zone, and discover a new literary adventure every month.

Here's how it works:

Print this bookmark at home, or come grab one from us at the bookshop. Each month pick out a book that follows the challenge, and get a stamp on your bookmark. You can come into the store, or shop with us online with the discount code: BRAVE2021 to receive 10% off that month's pick. You can also stop by to collect your stamp every month, or save your receipts to get them all at once. At the end of the year turn in your bookmark to receive an award. Prizes will be given to all participants, based on how many months you have completed. 

Can't decide on a book for this month? Check out our reccomendations below, or our booksellers are always happy to personally recommend a good read! Stop in to say hi, or contact us here.

Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250261878
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - April 21st, 2020

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062248572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522618
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

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Half Broke: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393541540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132742
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

The Times I Knew I Was Gay Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982147105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316510936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - August 15th, 2017

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250770288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 27th, 2020

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 17th, 2018

Dog Flowers: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

99 Bottles: A Black Sheep’s Guide to Life-Changing Wines Cover Image
By André Hueston Mack, Rob DeBorde (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Image - October 29th, 2019

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356083
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 7th, 2018

Love Is an Ex-Country Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - September 15th, 2020

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608197651
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Paula: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063021792
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperVia - September 29th, 2020

Infidel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743289696
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - April 1st, 2008

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982138127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 1st, 2020

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982148201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2020

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Just as I Am: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062931061
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 26th, 2021