Summer Reading Recap

Well, we are impressed!  We have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing everyone’s Summer Reading game cards, not just to see what great books you have read this summer, but to see how creative you got with our challenge.  We thought we would share a few of the multiple-category titles, though we will have to wait until all entries are in to see who found the title with the most categories!


Carmen read The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson.  This was Nonfiction + Biography + Set in the US + Over 500 Pages + Famous Author Never Read + Genre Don’t Usually Read + Long Title = 7 categories!   Over 500 pages – now that is ambitious summer reading!


Kate read The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor.  This was Historical Fiction + Mystery + Set in France, Italy, Russia & the US + Set in a Mythical Place + Long Title + Beautiful Cover = 9 categories!  Not only is this a long title, but a fabulous one too!


Alison read The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin.  This was Fantasy + Set in a Mythical Place & the US + Characters who identify as LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black, Immigrant, Unhoused + Long Title + Beautiful Cover = 10 categories!   Such a diverse cast of characters – great choice!


Ann Marie read The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton.  This was a Mystery + Set in Italy, London, Paris, Munich, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Morocco, & the Western Sahara = 10 categories!  Those international thrillers will sure rack up the place count – good thinking!


Since none of us plan to stop reading just because summer is almost over, see the list below for some more summer reading from our CPL patrons!  You know, in case your TBR pile is not quite high enough!



Good news for those of you reading right up until the last minute – return your game cards to the Main Desk at the library (or through email or curbside) no later than Wednesday, September 1st and you can still be entered into our Summer Reading raffle!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading challenge!