Braving the Brightest

Welcome to Braving The Brightest 2022

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: (BRAVE2022) 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.

June is draw a random genre out of a jar and then pick a book in that genre. It will be fun to see what you get. Is it a genre you read all the time? One you've never read? It's yet another chance to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Who knows... you might find your new favorite! If you are participating remotely, please call or email us at We will draw a genre by proxy for you. Because it is random, we are not providing a list of book suggestions this month, but know we are happy to help you brainstorm just the right read.