Summer reading isn’t just for kids- and we added a new twist this year – a scavenger hunt for books read in different categories. Our most popular category (every single person filled in a title) “Read a book set in a vacation home.” Some titles: The Guest List by Lucy Foley, Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan, Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark, The Club by Ellery Lloyd, and the most popular title was Happy Place by Emily Henry.
“Read a book with one of the following appeals: funny, amusing, darkly humorous, or sardonic” drew titles like, The Road to Roswell by Connie Willis, The Gunkle by Stephen Rowley, Hope by Andrew Ridker, Walking with Sam by Andrew McCarthy, and Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q Sutanto.
Some titles in the “Read an historical fiction book set before the 20th century” category were: Dog of the Bondi Castle by Lynn Hall, The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian, The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell, Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See, and The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland.
If you want to ready a mystery set in another country, try one of these titles: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, Inferno by Dan Brown, Private Moscow by James Patterson, A Bundt Instrument by Nancy Warren, Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten, and An American in Scotland by Lucy Connolly.
Favorite books mentioned that have been adapted into a television show were: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, and Irene Huss (adapted from the book, Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten.
Two very ambitious patrons filled in every single category! Well done!
Thank you to all who participated and hopefully read something new.
Winners for prizes will be contacted via email.