Braving the Brightest

Welcome to Braving The Brightest 2023!

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: (BRAVE2023) 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 recommendations below, visit our in-store display, or our booksellers are always happy to personally recommend a good read! Stop in to say hi, or contact us here.

New Year, new you... new books to read! Are you ready for Braving the Brightest 2023?

In January, we challenge you to read any book of your choosing with a yellow cover. Maybe it's because we're craving summer sunshine, or maybe we need more potassium in our diet. Maybe we just love yellow! It is in our store logo, after all. 

As always, check out some of the picks below or come browse our shelves... if the book's got a (mostly) yellow cover, it's fair game!

The Bodyguard: A Novel By Katherine Center Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250219398
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 19th, 2022

I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982185824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

Afterlife By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 6th, 2021

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Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close By Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982111915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar By David M. Brewster Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780634065408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation - April 1st, 2004

Late to the Party By Kelly Quindlen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250209122
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - April 20th, 2021

Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake: A Novel By Mazey Eddings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250806000
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 6th, 2022