Welcome to the Reading Room!
Check out the Reading Room for the latest on what’s new in the Bookshare® library.
Here’s where you’ll get the scoop on what’s been added to the collection - from New York Times best sellers to great reads for young readers to academic and professional books, and a whole lot more. The Bookshare library is growing at a phenomenal rate, thanks to the efforts of Volunteers who contribute books and to the increasing number of publishers who are providing digital files for their books simultaneously with print publication.
Our New York Times best sellers include:
In its review of The Story of Success, Publishers Weekly wrote that Gladwell’s “gift for spotting an intriguing mystery, luring the reader in, then gradually revealing his lessons in lucid prose is on vivid display.”
Here’s a smorgasbord of other great titles just added to Bookshare that make it abundantly clear that we have something for readers of all stripes:
- A Most Wanted Man by John le Carre (Simon and Schuster)
- The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (Harper Collins Publishers)
- Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by Joe Biden (Random House)
- An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt)
- Desperate Engagement: How a Little-known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History by Marc Leepson (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press)
- When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (Little Brown)
- Pirates of the Purple Dawn (Secrets of Droon #29) and The Magic Escapes (Secrets of Droon Special Edition #1) by Tony Abbott (Scholastic)
- Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835 by Nancy F. Cott (Yale University Press)
- The Caste War of Yucatán by Nelson A. Reed (Stanford University Press)
- The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction by Deane Mansfield-Kelley and Lois A. Marchino (Pearson Education)
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A forthcoming title everyone at Bookshare is especially excited about!
Bookshare is thrilled to be making available Patrick Henry Hughes’ I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams. Our community of readers is going to love this inspirational story of the blind and disabled twenty-year-old musician and student at the University of Louisville who won Disney’s Wide World of Sports Spirit Award in 2006. Sports Illustrated raved about Patrick Henry, “The kid’s a killer pianist and a monster trumpet player. Even though people have tried to stop him... he has done nothing but succeed.”
Here’s Patrick Henry in his own words: “I can’t see, I can’t walk, and can’t do lots of other things. With all this, people might think, ‘Gee, what a terrible thing. How could I bear to live like that.’ But I don’t view it that way. Through my trials, God has given me experiences that taught me important lessons about life, which help get me through each and every day. I’ve never felt any pressure to do more than I can, but I’m always expected to do all that I can. The greatest gift I can give back to others is to share those experiences and lessons.”