Somers Public Library
Adult Summer Reading Program

June 15 – August 21

For readers who have already graduated from high school or are over the age of 18.

Adult readers may register for the program beginning on Monday, June 15th, by filling out the google form here.

After registering, for every book review filled out in the book review form here , the reader will earn one drawing ticket to be entered into the prize drawing at the end of the program.

On Monday, August 24th, three random winners will be drawn and each will receive their choice of a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.

Friends members, staff/volunteers, and Library Board members are all eligible to participate, however STAFF are NOT eligible to win prizes.


BOOK REVIEWS

It was an easy read, not very shocking or interesting. – Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again by K.C. Baker and Teresa Giudice

I loved Ove and his curmudgeon ways. He was such an endearing character and it was so interesting watching the “layers of the onion” of his life fall away to better explain how he became the man he was. What a bittersweet story. – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


This was an excellent Historical Fiction novel set in WWII and also present day. Fantastic family saga against a sad backdrop. – The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

Very good! As a lover of historical fiction, I couldn’t get enough of this books, the main character is blind and has accomplished so much and survived in WWII in an occupied city. – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

What a masterpiece! I read this in 1999 at 21 and haven’t re-read again until now at 42. It’s incredible how much a novel can grow and change with you. I loved this and highly recommend it, especially for anyone who also read and enjoyed The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne  – I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

It was a good book. Different than what I normally read but still enjoyable. Lots of characters, so it took a bit to get into for me. – All Adults Here by Emma Straub

This was a great quick read…a light and entertaining page-turner. – The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel

This book crushed me. It was so sad but so compelling. I didn’t expect the ending at all. This author is certainly worthy of a two time Pulitzer Prize! – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

I found this story fascinating, especially learning about how the family survived in the cabin with no amenities. I also enjoyed the drama of the relationships, the fairytale aspect woven in, and the build up to the end. This is definitely one of the better thrillers I’ve read recently. – The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

An interesting behind the scenes look of the White House and First Ladies from Eleanor Roosevelt to a few months with Pat Nixon. It is written by the Chief Usher of the White House, JB West, who worked there from 1941-1969. It gives you information about areas of the White House the public doesn’t see, the day-to-day runnings of the White House, the remodeling & decorating of this Historic building, as well as insight into the various personalities of the First Ladies. This is a great book for people interested in presidental history or just curious about life inside the White House. – Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West

Enjoyable novel, especially if you like this author. The beginning introduces you to the main character and what life events led her to buy an old house (Stone House) in Stoneybridge, Ireland and turn it into a quaint hotel. Like many of Maeve Binchy’s books each chapter focuses on a different character. Each chapter ties into the overarching story, but it feels like you are reading many short stories at once too. This was a sweet story where the characters each learn about themselves, and it is full of descriptions of the Ireland coast. – A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy