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Adult Reading Program
Games People Play
January 15 - March 12, 2023
For ages 14 years and older
The game's afoot this winter at the Elk Grove Village Public Library! Roll the dice on a good book with our classic board game theme. Take a Risk in the Game of Life - nothing is Trivial in Pursuit of the perfect book. So get a Clue and sign up at the Adult Reference Desk. You won't be Sorry! Read three books to be eligible for our prize drawings.
How to Participate
- Register at the Adult Reference Desk. You will receive a Log Sheet and Suggested Booklist. If you are unable to come in to the Library, call us to request materials for Curbside Pickup.
- Read three books from different categories.
- There are 9 reading categories. Pick a category by rolling the dice at the Adult Reference Desk.
- You will find lists of suggested titles in our Player Guide and in our special display area, but you can choose any book that fits a category description.
- When you finish reading a book, write the title and author of your book on a Category Card. Place the Category Card in your Player Game File.
- When you have completed three books and filled out the Category Cards, you may seal your Player Game File and enter it in the Prize Drawing Box.
- One entry per person.
- 10 people will win a $20 gift card to a local restaurant.
- Questions? Call the Adult Reference Desk at (847) 725-2171.
Check out our lists of suggested titles for each category. You don't have to stick to our suggestions. You can choose your own titles that fit each category.
Operation: For the Health of It
Books about business or business owners.
Title Author Call Number The Butcher and the Wren Alaina Urquhart New F URQUHART, A. The Four Humors Mina Seckin F SECKIN, M. The Measure Nikki Erlick Book Club ERLICK, N. The Patient Jane Shemilt F SHEMILT, J. The Surgeon's Daughter Audrey Blake New Large Print F BLAKE, A.
Title Author Call Number American Sirens Kevin Hazzard New 362.18 HAZ Dopamine Nation Anna Lembke 152.42 LEM Remember Lisa Genova 153.9 PS12 GEN The Urge: Our History of Addiction Carl Erik Fisher 616.8584 FIS
- Mary Roach
- Kathy Reichs
- Tess Gerritsen
- Robin Cook
Clue: Get a Clue
Books featuring a mystery.
Title Author Call Number All That Fall Kris Calvin F CALVIN, K. Fall Out Carrie Stuart Parks New F PARKS, C. Havana Highwire John Keys-Walker New F KEYSE-WALKER, J. I Don't Forgive You Aggie Blum Thompson F THOMPSON, A. Small Deaths Rijula Das New F DAS, R.
Title Author Call Number Deliberate Cruelty Roseanne Montillo New 364.1523 MON In the Mouth of the Wolf Katherine Corcoran New 364.972 COR Murder, Lies, and Cover-Ups David Gardner New 364.15 GAR Slenderman Kathleen Hale New 364.152 HAL We Carry Their Bones Erin Kimmerle New 365.42 KIM
- Tana French
- Laurie R. King
- Bill O'Reilly
- Anne Rule
Battleship: You Sunk My Battleship!
Books about soldiers, war, or the military.
Title Author Call Number A Ballad of Love and Glory Reyna Grande F GRANDE R. Ballistic Travis S. Taylor New F TAYLOR, T. Black Cloud Rising David Wright Falade F WRIGHT, F. The Librarian Spy Madeline Martin New F MARTIN, M. The Opera Sisters Marianne Monson New F MONSON, M.
Title Author Call Number The Daughter of Auschwitz Tova Friedman New 940.5318092 FRI A Few Bad Men Fred Galvin New 359.9631 GAL Half American Matthew F. Delmont New 940.5403 DEL Hell Week and Beyond Scott McEwen New 359.954 MCE The Twilight World Werner Herzog New 940.548252 HER
- Stephen Ambrose
- Robert Olen Butler
- Primo Levi
- Jeff Shaara
Life: Life Happens
Books about domestic situations or family sagas.
Title Author Call Number Black Cake Charmaine Wilkerson New F WILKERSON, C. The Children's Blizzard Melanie Benjamin F BENJAMIN, M. Malibu Rising Taylor Jenkins Reid F REID, T. The Seamstress of Sardinia Bianca Pitzorno New F PITZORNO, B. The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett F BENNETT, B.
Title Author Call Number Crying in H Mart Michelle Zauner 781.66 ZAU Foreverland Heather Havrilesky 306.810207 HAV In Love Amy Bloom 616.83110092 BLO Normal Family Chrysta Bilton New 176.2092 BIL South to America Imani Perry 917.504 PER
- Colleen McCullough
- Rosamunde Pilcher
- Lisa See
- Amy Tan
Mystery Date: Love Comes Walking In
Books featuring a romance.
Title Author Call Number The Hellion and the Hero Emily Sullivan New Paperback SULLIVAN E. Kiss Me Now, Cowboy Dylan Crush New Paperback CRUSH, D. How to Be a Wallflower Eloisa James Paperback JAMES, E. Scandalized Ivy Owens New Paperback OWENS, I. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas Lizzie Shane New Paperback SHANE, L.
Title Author Call Number Digital Body Language Erica Dhawan 651.7 DHA The Mathematics of Love Hannah Fry 306.73 FRY Plays Well with Others Eric Barker New 158.2 BAR Raising Lazarus Beth Macy New 362.293 MAC What Love Is Carrie Jenkins 128.46 JEN
- Talia Hibbert
- Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Rainbow Rowell
- Sally Thorne
Candy Land: You Are What You Eat
Books about food or foodies.
Title Author Call Number The Delicacy James Albon New Graphic Novel ALBON, J. For Butter or Worse Erin La Rosa New F LA ROSA, E. Marrying the Ketchups Jennifer Close F CLOSE, J. A Proposal They Can't Refuse Natalie Cana New Large Print F CANA, N. The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique Samantha Verant New F VERANT, S.
Title Author Call Number Call Me Chef, Dammit! Andre Rush New 641.5092 RUS Down and Out in Paradise Charles Leerhsen New Biography BOURDAIN, A. Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger Lisa Donovan 641.5092 DON Sweet Land of Liberty Rossi Anastopoulo New 641.8652 ANA Taste: My Life Through Food Stanley Tucci 641.5092 TUC
- Ellie Alexander
- Joanne Fluke
- Ellen Hart
- Paige Shelton
Guess Who: Who's There?
Biographies and memories.
Title Author Call Number Agatha Christie: an Elusive Woman Lucy Worsley New Biography CHRISTIE, A. Beyond the Wand Tom Felton New Biography FELTON, T. Edith Andrea Friederici Ross New Biography MCCORMICK, E. The Facemaker Lindsey Fitzharris New Biography GILLIES, H. Finding Me Viola Davis New Biography DAVIS, V. Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing Matthew Perry New Biography PERRY, M. I Came All This Way to Meet You Jami Attenberg New Biography ATTENBERG, J. The Light We Carry Michelle Obama New Biography OBAMA, M. Living Like a Runaway Lita Ford New Biography FORD, L. Spare Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex New Large Print Biography HARRY
Check out more biographies and memoirs of fascinating people in the New Biography Section and Nonfiction aisles 11-12.
Monopoly: Taking Care of Business
Books about business or business owners.
Title Author Call Number 24 Hours in Paris Romi Moondi F MOONDI, R. A Death in Door County Annelise Ryan New F RYAN, A. Kiss My Cupcake Helena Hunting F HUNTING, H. Layover David Bell Large Print F BELL, D. The Temps Andrew DeYoung F DEYOUNG, A.
Title Author Call Number Clever Girl Finance Bola Sokunbi New 658.041 SOK Eat Sleep Work Repeat Bruce Daisley 658.4022 DAI The Heart of Business Hubert Joly 658.4092 JOL How to Invest David M. Rubenstein New 332.678 RUB Upstream Dan Heath 658.403 HEA Why Make Eagles Swim? Bill Munn 658.4022 MUN
- Joseph Finder
- Jillian Medoff
- Nicholas Petrie
- Philip Roth
UNO: Just A Word, Please
Books with one-word titles (not including subtitles).
Title Author Call Number The Birdcatcher Gayl Jones New F JONES, G. Interface Scott Britz-Cunningham New BRITZ-CUNNINGHAM, S. Jackal Erin E. Adams New F ADAMS, E. Planes Peter C. Baker New F BAKER, P. The Swell Allie Reynolds New F REYNOLDS, A.
Title Author Call Number The Car Bryan Appleyard New 692.222 APP Cosplay: A History Andrew Liptak New 646.478 LIP Declassified Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch New 781.17 WAR Rogues Patrick Madden Keefe New 364.163 KEE Trailed Kathryn Miles New 364.1523 MIL
- Jonathan Franzen
- Mark Kurlansky
- Gina LaManna
- Chuck Palahniuk