Adult Summer Reading

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June 1 - August 1, 2020

How to participate:

  • Read or listen to adult books of your own choosing.
  • Log each book you read, choose thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and write a short (can be very, very short) review using our online summer reading tool, Wandoo Reader. You will need to register by creating an account to get started. Try do this every week or two during June and July.
  • 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.
  • In early August three Grand Prizes will be randomly drawn from the names of those who have logged at least 5 books by 5 pm on August 1. You must log at least 5 books to be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.
  • First prize will be a Kindle Fire 7, second prize will be a $35 Meijer gift card, and third prize will be a set of over-the-ear sport earbuds.
Optional challenge:

  • Read a book that fits 3 out of 5 of the PopSugar Reading Challenge prompts below.
  • For each of the 3 challenge books you read, type the number corresponding to the PopSugar reading prompt along with the title and author in the text box above the Complete Challenge button, then click the button. Follow those 3 steps 3 times, once for each of the challenge books you read. Be sure to also log each challenge book you read the same way you log each of the non-challenge books you read.
  • Challenge books will count toward the minimum of 5 you need to be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing in early August. You will only be eligible for the extra entry if you have read and logged a minimum of 5 books including the 3 challenge books by 5 pm on August 1.
PopSugar reading prompts:
  1. A book on a subject you know nothing about
  2. A book set in a country that begins with "C"
  3. A bildungsroman, a.k.a. coming-of-age story
  4. A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character
  5. A medical thriller
Happy reading!

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Weekly Featured Book Reviews

Week 1  

This week’s featured summer reading book review/recommendation is: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.
 Read by Jennifer G.  She says, “This was one of the most interesting books that I've read in a long time. I loved the seemingly random stories that all linked together in the end. This book has opened me up to a new author. I now want to go back and read other stories that Mitchell has written. Thanks to my book club for recommending this book. I hadn't planned on reading it but so thankful I did.” 
The Bone Clocks is available in Libby as an ebook.
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Week 2   
This week's featured summer reading book review/recommendation is: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Submitted by Amy McNeil. She says, "This book is one that will stay with me for a long time! It's a non-fiction account of Mr. Stevenson's lifelong work with wrongly-imprisoned black death row inmates."
Just Mercy can be found as an ebook and an eaudiobook in the Libby app.
just mercy by stevenson

Week 3 
This week's featured summer reading book review/recommendation is: 
Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews submitted by Angela M.
“First book of hers I’ve read and loved it! A nice easy summer read.”
The ebook and eaudiobook can be found in the Libby app
Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews


Week 4 
No submissions this week.

Week 5
This week's featured summer reading book review/recommendation is: 
Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens  submitted by Bill L.
“Excellent book, I picked it up after the library staff recommended it. Have suggested it to several friends, too.”
The ebook and eaudiobook can be found in the Libby app
Where the Crawdads Sing



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Grand Prize Winners

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