Each year, we feature an important book through our annual Peoria Reads! one city, one book project. Now 20 years strong.
For 2022, we have chosen a book that helps us celebrate where we are in life — something that perhaps we all need during this ongoing global pandemic.
This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are by Melody Warnick will inspire you to love where you live — whether you are a lifelong Peorian or a new transplant.
“Where we choose to live is the single most important decision we make. Melody Warnick shows you how to find a place you truly love and even more importantly how to make it your very own. This Is Where You Belong is an important book for so many people out there who are choosing their place to live.”
—Richard Florida, author of Who’s Your City? and Rise of the Creative Class
“This Is Where You Belong deconstructs one of the most important decisions a person makes in the new gig economy: where to call home. With boundless curiosity and spirited, seamless prose, Melody Warnick’s placemaking manifesto will make you want to be a better neighbor, wanderer, and citizen of the world.”
—Beth Macy, author of Factory Man
In collaboration with our Peoria Reads! partners, we will be hosting programs tied to this book — including a virtual conversation with the author herself this spring.
Check back here for events and programs.
If you enjoyed Warnick’s book, the titles below are presented as companion books. We’ve included something for all ages! Just click on the arrows to scroll.