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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 little prince
Author
antoine de saint-exupery
Review
sweet children book with great message and many subjects that make you think
Rating
5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
White Fur
Author
Jardine Libaire
Review
I loved this book. Jamey and Elise's relationship is tumultuous and unbelievably magic.
Rating
5
Title
Piecing Me Together
Author
Renee Watson
Review
While I have no idea what it's like to be a lower-middle class black girl attending a prestigious, mostly white high school, Renee Watson gave me a pretty good idea. Her protagonist, Jade, is entered into a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls, and while Jade's relationships with her friends, family, and teachers are explored and developed, it is her relationship with her mentor Maxine that is explored and grows the most.

This book would make a great movie.

4/5 would recommend.
Rating
4