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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
Me Before You
Author
Jojo Moyes
Review
I like to read Moyes' books at the beach or the pool. They're quick and fun, but feel more substantial than smutty romance novels. I thought the plot moved at a successful pace in this novel, and the characters were profoundly real.
Rating
4
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
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
We Were Liars
Author
E. Lockheart
Review
A YA book that really kept me guessing until the very end. Heartbreaking family tale.
Rating
4
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
The Opposite of Loneliness
Author
Marina Keegan
Review
Keegan's book of both short fiction and narrative essays is brilliant. Keegan, a graduate of Yale, was killed five days after her graduation in a car accident. Published posthumously, the collection is given a somewhat eerie feel. The fiction pieces especially are absolutely beautiful. She writes about relationships with poignant emotion.
Rating
5
Title
La viajera del tiempo
Author
Lorena Franco
Review
Finalist in the 2016 Indie Authors Contest.
Well written and intriguing. The story is told by the two main characters in their own version.
I enjoyed reading it but the end was a bit cheesy.
Rating
4
Title
Reading Beowulf:an introduction to the poem, its background, and its style
Author
Ogilvy, J. D. A.
Review

This information is strongly tied to the Sutton Hoo tutorial. This is more serious history fans. For dense material
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