NOLS challenge: ‘Read It Or Weep’

Be warned, adults: there will be a test.

Clallam County residents are invited to take part in “Read It or Weep,” an adult book trivia contest set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Port Angeles Library.

Contestants are encouraged to start reading the five titles now in preparation for the contest. All questions will be based on the five books selected for the competition and will include quotes and other minutiae.

Participants form team of four to six people; teams must register by Oct. 25. Those needing to be placed on a team or teams seeking more players can go to the NOLS Facebook events page to collaborate with fellow readers.

Register by emailing Sarah Morrison at

Titles for the competition are:

• “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery

• “438 Days” by Jonathan Franklin

• “Aquarium” by David Vann

• “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute

• “Sea Prayer” by Khaled Hosseini

Multiple copies of the books are available through the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) in both print and non-print formats.

Prizes will be awarded for first place, second place, and team spirit.

The selected titles are themed around the 2019 Clallam County Reads selection, “The Soul of an Octopus.” Clallam County Reads is a community-wide initiative encouraging participants to engage in a common reading experience.

More information about Clallam County Reads will be released in mid-September, and the program series will begin in October.

“Read It or Weep” is generously by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

For more information about the program, visit, call the library at 360-417-8500 or email to

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