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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
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
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
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
Totally engaging story and can't wait to read more by this author
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
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
LOVED it! Perfect thriller/mystery.
Rating
5
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
The Girls
Author
Emma Cline
Review
Great book about growing up, changing identity, and finding yourself. Loved it.
Rating
5
Title
All at Sea
Author
Decca Aitkenhead
Review
This is my favorite book I've read so far this summer. I love memoirs, and this is a must-read. Aitkenhead brings readers along on the worst day of her life. The reader experiences her grief process and also Aitkenhead's reflections on life and love. This book is sorrowful, devastating, hopeful and uplifting.
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
Title
Lily and Dunkin
Author
Donna Gephart
Review
This YA book's main characters are Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (born Norbert). They are entering 8th grade and it is a year of transition and turmoil for both. Written as a dual narrative.
Rating
5