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Adult Summer Reading: One Week Left!

by | Aug 24, 2022 | Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Matchmakers, Mystery, Non-Fiction

The Matchmakers are happy to welcome our Adult Summer Reading Coordinators, Jen Mihalik and Adam McConville, as our guest bloggers today! They write:

It’s hard to believe summer is winding down already, but our Adult Summer Reading Program wraps on August 31. The good news is we’ll soon be drawing our 13 lucky winners for our Grand Prize and Branch Prizes! Our Summer Readers have been busy this summer, reading or listening to a total of 1,051 books so far. If you haven’t yet joined us, don’t worry, there’s still time to participate. Even submitting an entry for just one book might win you a prize! 

All summer long, participants have earned extra raffle entries by submitting reviews along with the books they read. We’ve loved hearing what people really think about the stories they’ve checked out, so once again we want to share some of their 5-star reviews with you. If any of the books below pique your interest, check them out! Let’s finish this summer strong!

Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom by Tabitha Brown – F.S. says, “Tabitha Brown’s book is an easy, engaging read that is uplifting, encouraging, and empowering. She shares her story while centering it on spiritual truths and realizations throughout her journey. Her personality on social media is magnetic, and she has quickly risen to fame. This book, however, illustrates that there was nothing quick about it. It took the unseen years of experience, preparation, doubt, failure, and loss that all culminated in her eventual success. A great read.”

The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman – A.W. says, “Chuck Klosterman was born to write this book. The reigning Gen-X culture vulture writing a book about his own life experiences feels like a book that all of us Gen-Xers would love to write – if we weren’t so apathetic.”
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – S.L. says, “This book filled my magical world cup the way the Chronicles of Narnia or Harry Potter did for me as a tween/teen. It’s a beautiful read.”
River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard – T.C. says, “I really like this author and the way she writes nonfiction. Her subjects are interesting and her writing is paced like a story where you feel you know the characters and aren’t bogged down by the minutiae of detail.”
Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley – P.W. says, “Iona commutes to London wearing outlandish, eye-catching outfits, her dog and her oversized handbag and a head full of advice she doesn’t hesitate to offer fellow travelers. After saving another commuter from choking, her fame and fortune take interesting directions. Full of funny lines and British rejoinders. What a fun movie this would make — costume designers would have a field day!”

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb – J.L. says, “This multilayered story brings the characters to life. Racism, music, family and betrayal create a wonderful novel and mystery.”

There’s still time to submit a review of your own! Whether you loved a book or loathed it, we want to hear from you. For more information, visit