Adult Summer Reading

Be Kind to your mind Read bannerJune 1  – July 31 2021


Track your reading with us for a chance to win a prize. And if you don’t win, you’ve still made time for reading, which is a good thing!

How to participate:

  • Read or listen to adult library books of your own choosing. If you need suggestions, librarians at the adult desk are happy to help.
  • Log each book you read using our online summer reading tool, Wandoo Reader. Write a short (can be very, very short) review and rate the book thumbs up or thumbs down.  Try to do this every week or two during June and July. You will need to register by creating an account to get started. 

Prizes:

There will be no weekly prize drawings this summer. Instead, we will choose and feature one participant's well-rated title each week on our website and on Facebook and Instagram.

In early August two Grand Prizes will be randomly drawn from the names of those who have logged at least 4 books by midnight on July 31. You must log at least 4 books to be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.

One prize will be a Kindle Fire HD 8, the other prize will be a $75 Meijer gift card. 


Week 1's featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:    
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

Submitted by Lisa L. She says: "Superb read! Holocaust historical fiction. Couldn't put the book down!"

 We own the book in regular and large print, also the ebook and eaudiobook are in our Libby app.


Week 2's featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:
City of Windows by Robert Pobi.

Submitted by Jocelyn B. She says: "Good story, I listened on my tablet.”

This is a thriller, and the first in a series. We own the book in regular print, also the ebook is in our Libby app and the eaudiobook is in our hoopla app.

Week 3’s featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Submitted by Ann B.  She says: “Four + stars! Wonderful "coming of age" book set in the depression.”

We own this book in regular and large print, also the ebook and eaudiobook are in our Libby app.



Week 4

Week 4’s featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Submitted by Kelsey H. She says: “So good! Love the structure of the storyline and the multiple perspectives.”

We own this book in regular print, large print is on order, and the ebook and eaudiobook are in our Libby app. It is quite new and there is a waiting list.


Week 5

*We had so many good book reviews submitted this week that we have our featured review, plus three bonus reviews!*

Week 5's featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:

To Hell I must Go by Rod Sadler

Submitted by Marcy R. She says: "Good Michigan True Crime book, easy read."

We own this book in regular print.

Week 5's featured Adult Summer Reading book review bonus #1 is:

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Submitted by Caitlyn S. She says: " Wonderful mind bending thriller. You just can’t stop."

We own this book in regular print, plus the downloadable audiobook is in our Libby app.


Week 5's featured Adult Summer Reading book review bonus #2 is:

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Submitted by Nancy B. She says: "I love the entire Walt Longmire series and this was no exception. Great characters, terrific descriptions of the grandeur of Wyoming and life in a small town. The story is interesting and moves along as Walt tries to unravel a law mans apparent suicide. Love the smattering of humor in these books as well. Sometimes makes me LOL .

We own this book in regular print, plus the ebook is in our Libby app and the downloadable audiobook is in our hoopla app.

Week 5's featured Adult Summer Reading book review bonus #3 is:

The Maidens (2021) by Alex Michaelides

Submitted by Patricia G. She says: "If you loved The Silent Patient you will devour The Maidens. I seldom buy a book since the library is my mainstay but I made an exception in this case. Well worth it! Simply fascinating and provides a unexpected twist. I highly recommend adding this one to your must read list."

We own this book in regular print and large print, plus the ebook and downloadable audiobook is in our Libby app.
It is quite new and there is a waiting list.


Week 6

Week 6’s featured Adult Summer Reading book review is:

The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham.

Submitted by Kaylyn W. She says: “My new favorite is award-winning crime writer Michael Robotham. In The Night Ferry a Sikh woman detective with London's Metropolitan Police investigates the death of an estranged friend.”

We own this book in regular print and the eaudiobook is available in our hoopla app.