Join the Sioux City Public Library for Sioux City Reads, a community-based reading initiative where Sioux Cityans are involved every step of the way – from book selection to attending programming and book discussions together.

In the 2024 Sioux City Reads book nominee Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma by Claire Dederer, you will find a timely, passionate, provocative, blisteringly smart interrogation of how we make and experience art in the age of cancel culture, and of the link between genius and monstrosity.

“A lively, personal exploration of how one might think about the art of those who do bad things” — Vanity Fair

“Monsters leaves us with Dederer’s passionate commitment to the artists whose work most matters to her, and a framework to address these questions about the artists who matter most to us.” — The Washington Post

Through September 30, cast your vote for this book or one of the other exciting nominees to help select the 2024 Sioux City Reads title at Copies of each title are available for check out at any Sioux City Public Library location or through the Libby app.

The winner will be announced this fall and will serve as inspiration for events, discussions, and programs throughout the upcoming Sioux City Reads initiative. Visit, the Library’s Facebook page, or sign-up for the Library’s e-newsletter at to get all the latest updates.