hoopla digital is a great online service that partners with public libraries across the U.S. and Canada. This platform provides online and mobile access to hundreds of thousands of movies, television, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.

Currently listening to The Bear by Andrew Kirvak

This service was super easy and accessible to use! With the hoopla digital app, I can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content with my library card.

All of the content available is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. With every title on hoopla available instantly, there are no holds, no waiting, and no late fees! 

Thus, hoopla digital is a great service for book clubs of all sizes. Members are able to access their title on hoopla all at the same time, through their preferred format. Everyone can start reading or listening right away, simultaneously, with their choice of ebook or audiobook!

Hoopla Digital’s Book Club & Quarterly Picks

Furthermore, I was very excited to see that hoopla digital also had its own online Book Club! This is an all-in-one digital hub for book clubs large and small–a great way to connect via a digital community.

With new titles always available as e-books or audiobooks, club discussion guides, exclusive access to authors and topical content related to each spotlight selection – hoopla digital is a great service to use for any book clubs!

Each quarter, hoopla releases a new Spotlight Selection title, along with materials including a discussion guide and exclusive author interview to help you get the most out of your reading experience.

Current Quarterly Pick for Hoopla Book Club – The Bear by Andrew Krivak

Book Review:

The Bear reads like a fable, or perhaps more like a story handed down through oral tradition,  (especially since I listened to the audiobook) told around the campfires of the earliest settlers of this land, or any land.

In addition to this, the novel tells the story of the last two people on earth: The Girl and her Father. I loved seeing a complex, thoughtful father-daughter relationship depicted. The transition toward the more whimsical journey that it becomes for the daughter was seamless and believable.

This is a short book & a quick listen (if you wanted to listen to the audiobook) and I wanted there to be more of the story. I won’t say much about the plot because you really have to experience this yourself.

This story is of love, survival, and reverence for nature and life. This is one of those books that will remain with you for its beauty and its significance. It is definitely a new favourite book of mine.

3.5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb.

The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of Humankind.

But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion.

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This post was done in partnership with hoopla digital, however, all the words and opinions are my own.

Don’t have time to read? Check out my blog on how to read more with audiobooks!


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