Adult Summer Reading 2019

Join our Adult Summer Reading program!

With weekly prize drawings and an End-of-Summer Prize Giveaway

Just fill out the Adult Summer Reading Book Review  for any books you read this summer. Drop it in the jar and you’ll be entered into the weekly and End-of-Summer drawings. Find your next summer read here with recommendations from library staff and links to bestseller lists.

Well, just one bestseller list for now, the granddaddy of them all: New York Times Best Sellers List

Library Staff Summer Reading Suggestions 2019

Michelle Obama’s Becoming was recommended by two staff members, and The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani made it onto 3 staff lists!

  (loves coming-of-age novels and historical fiction)

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed

Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse

The Taster by V. S. Alexander

The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene

Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman

The Dress in the Window by Sofia Grant

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Jackie, Janet & Lee by J. Randy Taraborelli


Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes by Thomas Pierce

Best Beach Ever by Wendy Wax

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilerbrand

A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer

Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser

The Summer Retreat by Sheila Roberts

Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

The Perfect Dress by Carolyn Brown

The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr


(says she will read anything. We assume she means anything good!)

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover

All the Light We Cannot See: a novel by Anothony Doerr

The Taster by V. S. Alexander

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

The President is Missing: a novel by Bill Clinton & James Patterson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis


Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Updike by John Begley

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Secret Lives of Dogs by Jana Murphy

Black Ascot by Charles Todd

The Clocks by Agatha Christy

The Case of the Sleepwalker’s Niece by Erle Stanley Gardner


(‘s favorite genre is biography/memoir. This year’s list is mostly fiction.)

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani

Descent by Tim Johnston

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Corben

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Lisa See

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan


(enjoys memoirs and biographies)

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Mediator: Shadowland by Meg Cabot

The Christmas Angel by Jane Maas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Diary of Anne Frank by Ann Frank

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter


(reads mostly science fiction and YA fantasy)

Last Tango in Cyberspace by Steven Kotler

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

The Hazel Wood: a novel by Melissa Albert

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics translated by Simon Carnell & Erica Segree


(has recommended his favorites in a variety of genres, but prefers science fiction and fantasy)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver                      

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad Book 1) by David Eddings

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King

The Camel Club (The Camel Club, Book 1) by David Baldacci

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer