20 Years of Spokane Is Reading

Every summer, Spokane Is Reading (a collaborative one-book, one-community read program put on by Spokane Public Library, SCLD and Auntie’s Books) announces the community read for that year. This was not possible last year because of the pandemic, so they chose instead to focus on a curated book list of Diverse Voices for 2020.

This year is the 20th year of this program and while that is a reason for celebration it was unclear if Spokane would be ready for a large in-person event this fall.

To honor the past and look to the future they decided to again create a book list, this time created by many of the past Spokane Is Reading authors. They were asked to share a book that brought them hope, joy or laughter during this past year. The result is varied and wonderful with suggestions for all sorts of readers! 

Find the list on the Spokane Is Reading website along with the author’s reasons for picking each book. Discover recommendations from Madeline Miller, Maria Semple, and more! Read one, two, or all the suggested reads! Find copies of the books at your local library or at your favorite bookstore. We are grateful for the support from the Friends of the Library for this program.