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Rules:

All adults (ages 18+) are welcome to join. You do not need to be a Summit resident.

Register at the Reference Desk or online

Registration begins Saturday, June 17, 2017. You may register at any time during the summer.

Read! Read books on any subject (fiction or non-fiction) in any language. They don’t have to be library books.

For each book you read, fill out a book review form. Please rate the book (1-5 stars). If you wish, write a short review on the back. The book reviews will be placed in a binder so other people can get reading suggestions.
The bottom part of each review form will go into the prize entries box at the Reference Desk. After Labor Day, slips will be drawn randomly for the prizes.

You must be registered in the Adult Summer Reading Program to be eligible for a prize.

Book reviews/entry slips must be submitted to the Reference Desk by 9:00 PM on August 31, 2017. The drawing will be held after Labor Day. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

Prizes provided through the generosity of Starbucks, The Connection, Chipotle in New Providence, and the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library.

Limit one (1) prize per person.
Reviews
Title
It Ends With Us
Author
Colleen Hoover
Review
I have mixed feelings It deals with a difficult subject -- domestic abuse. There are parts of the book that deal with the issue quite well but most of the book is chick lit. It was a quick read.
Rating
3
Title
The Empty Chair
Author
Beryl S. Glover
Review
I think this book could be useful for anyone dealing with a death, regardless of it is was a suicide or not. It helped me to navigate through the grief process and also understand that everyone handles death in different ways. I personally think everyone should read this book because there is insight into how to help a grieving individual whether it be yourself, a family member or a friend, and it helps you understand that grieving takes place at its own pace; it isn't something you can rush.
Rating
5
Title
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
Totally engaging story and can't wait to read more by this author
Rating
4
Title
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
LOVED it! Perfect thriller/mystery.
Rating
5
Title
Etched in Sand
Author
Regina Calcaterra
Review
Heartbreaking. I love a memoir, and this one was beautifully written. Difficult to read but also inspiring
Rating
4
Title
The Lavender Garden
Author
Lucinda Riley
Review
I've really enjoyed this authors other books (Seven Sister Series.) This one was not my favorite. While the story was interesting, and I couldn't wait to see what happened, her main character seemed incredibly naive, to the point where it became unbelievable. The historical fiction narrative was good, but the modern day events left a bit to be desired. Try one of her other novels.
Rating
2
Title
All the Light we Cannot See
Author
Anthony Doerr
Review
I'm a fan of Anthony Doerr, so I was curious to read this novel. Since All the Light we Cannot See won the Pultizer Prize, I knew it would be worth my time. I enjoyed the detail with which Doerr described the little town Marie-Laure's father built for her. There is precision in his language. The plot is engaging and heart-wrenching. A must-read for all literature lovers!
Rating
5
Title
Beyond the Bright Sea
Author
Lauren Wolk
Review
This is a children's book but it is great! Lauren Wolk has written a real page turner. Crow is an orphan who drifted (yes drifted by boat) into Osh's life. She wants to know where she came from. This is her journey of discovering her past.
Rating
5
Title
100 deadly skills : the SEAL operative's guide to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation
Author
Emerson, Clint.
Review

This is a must to get ahead in life
Rating
5
Title
After You
Author
Jojo Moyes
Review
I wanted to like this book! It felt forced. The introduction of new characters Lily and Sam seemed contrived. The details, such as the particulars of Lou's job, felt silly and unbelievable. I'd recommend fans of Me Before You sit this one out.
Rating
2