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The 2016 Regional Iowa Braille Challenge, a unique event that highlights the importance of braille reading and writing and celebrates Iowa braille readers, was held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Department for the Blind in Des Moines, Iowa. Follow this link to view the results of this year’s competition.
As 2015 comes to an end, let’s look back on some of the best books.
The Goodreads Choice Awards are chosen by the readers. These are the picks for the best of the year. What are some of your favorites from 2015?
Fiction: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee BR20919 DB81896
Mystery & Thriller: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins BR20688 DB80635
Historical Fiction: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah DB81189
Young Adult: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven DB80476
YA Fantasy & Science Fiction: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas BR21194 DB82439
Humor: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling DB82596
NonFiction: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari DB81878
History & Biography: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson DB80936
Science & Technology: Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish by John Hargrove DB81120
Science Fiction: Golden Son by Pierce Brown DB80643
Fantasy: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman BR20791 DB81340
Horror: Saint Odd by Dean Koontz DB80776 LT11480
Food & Cookbooks: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond DB72395
Middle Grade & Children’s: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan BR21237 DB82749