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Adult Summer Reading

adult summer reading challenge

This summer’s theme: Build A Better World

Runs now until August 31

Log Your Books & Earn Prizes!*

Thanks to the Friends of the Bethel Public Library for generously providing coupons!!!

Join our summer reading challenge! Remember: when you read widely, read wisely, and read often, you’re stretching your mind and helping to build a better world.

Earn prizes for reading books (while supplies last). Hurry in and visit your friendly neighborhood reference desk to learn more and get your summer reading challenge log, with a few book review forms!

Or you may download and your log and print review forms online.
You must present your completed log in person at the Reference Desk to claim your prize.

Reading Log

Review Form

When you finish a book, log it and share your thoughts by submitting a brief review in person at the Reference Desk! We’ll post participants’ reviews on our website so you can get ideas for your next read, and we may publish your review in our Newsletter’s Reader to Reader column. (Note: By submitting your book review, you permit the Library to publish your review, with attribution, online and/or in our newsletter. Content may be edited due to space constraints.)

By 7:45 PM, August 31st, bring your completed reading log to the Reference Desk, in order to claim your prize!*
In fairness to all participants, we cannot accept prize claims after August 31st. Please plan accordingly.

  • Read 3 books and earn:
    Coupon for $3 off in the Friends’ Book Cellar
  • Read 5 books and earn:
    Coupon for $5 off in the Friends’ Book Cellar
  • Read 10+ books and earn:
    Coupon for $10 off in the Friends’ Book Cellar
    PLUS… a FREE library tote bag!

All prizes available while supplies last

Participant Book Reviews

Title of Book: Wild Fire
(click here to see in catalog)
Author of Book: Nelson DeMille
(click here to see in catalog)
Challenge Fulfilled: A Book Over 500 Pages
Brief Review: Not my usual choice for a book but very eye-opening and interesting. Wild Fire is a story about a group of professionals and their colleagues who plot revenge on people and their country, because they caused a tragedy on US soil. The creative minds come together to plot the revenge and this book makes you really think about this actual tragedy and the what ifs…
Star Rating (out of 5): ★★★★☆
Reviewed by: Laura B.

Title of Book: Fudge Cupcake Murder
(click here to see in catalog)
Author of Book: Joanne Fluke
(click here to see in catalog)
Challenge Fulfilled: A Murder Mystery
Brief Review: How do fudge cupcakes and murder go together? Did eating a cupcake kill someone? Hannah Swenson is the main character who runs a cookie bakery as well as being a sleuth in her spare time. Read the Fudge Cupcake Murder to learn how murder and cupcakes are related. The recipes in this book are very good, especially the fudge icing one. Enjoy!
Star Rating (out of 5): ★★★★★
Reviewed by: Laura B.