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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
One Day We'll All be Dead and none of This Will Matter
Author
Saachi Koul
Review
Koul's book of essays, which I will abbreviate ODWABDANOTWM, is a delight to read. She comments on what her life is like as an Indian American, and what her cultural identity means to her. I appreciate the collection for its candor, humor, and vulnerability.
Rating
4
Title
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Author
Sloane Crosley
Review
Crosley's book of essays is humorous and insightful. In The Pony Problem, she reveals that she collects toy horses from ex-boyfriends. She recounts a cringe-worthy tale of being a bridesmaid in an acquaintance's wedding. She experiences a medical issue. Crosley will make reads laugh and think about their own lives.
Rating
5
Title
Modern Romance
Author
Aziz Ansari
Review
As a millennial, I couldn't wait to read this book. It was recommended to me by a friend and did not disappoint. I didn't expect the book to have so much science behind it, but its clear Ansari worked with different experts and scientists on this book. Fans of his comedy will not be disappointed, neither will those perplexed by the strangeness that is modern dating. Anyone single--or trying to understand singles--in the time of tinder should check it out.
Rating
4
Title
Mockingbird Songs My Friendship with Harper Lee
Author
Wayne Flynt
Review
If you loved To Kill a Mockingbird this is a must read. Wayne Flynt shares his letters from Harper Lee. You will get to know another side of this reclusive author.
Rating
5
Title
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Author
Teresa Toten
Review
This is one of my favorite fiction books that I have read that center around mental illness. I thought it was extremely well-written and it brings light to a topic that is often overlooked. While it dedicates the attention and seriousness that OCD and other mental illnesses deserve, the book also offers a humorous and lighter tone as well. I loved that it also brought in aspects of "normal" teenage behaviors and feelings and well that any reader could relate to from one point in their lives or another.
Rating
5
Title
the little prince
Author
antoine de saint-exupery
Review
sweet children book with great message and many subjects that make you think
Rating
5
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
White Fur
Author
Jardine Libaire
Review
I loved this book. Jamey and Elise's relationship is tumultuous and unbelievably magic.
Rating
5
Title
I know why the caged Bird sings
Author
Maya Angelou
Review
Example of a hard and poor starting life but how with love and support you can get a better future and better version of you.
Rating
4
Title
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
Totally engaging story and can't wait to read more by this author
Rating
4