Adult Reading Program
Good Food, Good Books - Good Times
June 12 - August 28, 2022
For ages 14 years and older
Nothing brings people together like good food and good books! Our summer reading program will be a celebration of both. So grab a seat at the table and take a taste -- books are so endlessly delicious!
How to Participate
Starting Sunday, June 12, 2022, stop by the Adult Services Desk to register for in-person participation. You will receive a log sheet and program materials.
Alternatively, you may participate online by filling out our online registration form.
(For online participants only)
There are 10 reading categories to choose from:
- Mystery Morsels
- Saucy Science Fiction
- Reese's Pieces
- Dixie Delights
- Fresh Films
- Zesty 'Zines
- Flavorful Fantasy
- Charcuterie Comedy
- Infused Inspirationals
- Gourmet Graphic Novels
You are not required to read specific books; you can choose books that fit each category. For example, for Mystery Morsels, you may read any mystery book. You can read, listen to, download, or stream your materials -- we ask only that you check them out from the Elk Grove Village Public Library.
When you have completed 5 categories, you will earn a program t-shirt. Visit the Adult Services Desk to pick one up.
If you are participating online, please fill out a submit your Completion Form. Upon submitting your Completion Form, we will email you confirmation to pick up your program t-shirt at the Adult Services Desk.
Tickets and Prizes
For every book you read, you will receive a prize ticket to enter in the prize drawing of your choice. Continue reading and earning prize tickets all summer until Sunday, August 28, 2022. We will announce prize winners in September.
If you are participating online, please fill out the Additional Tickets Form to enter up to 10 additional tickets into the prize drawing of your choice.
ENTER ADDITIONAL TICKETS
(For online participants only)
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.
Read any Mystery book, fiction or non-fiction.
Title Author Call Number Hidden Pictures Jason Rekulak New F REKULAK The Woman in the Library Sulari Gentill New F GENTILL The Paris Apartment Lucy Foley New F FOLEY Reckless Girls Rachel Hawkins New F HAWKINS The Maid Nita Prose New F PROSE The Verifiers Jane Pek New F PEK The Night Shift Alex Finlay New F FINLAY The Book of Cold Cases Simone St. James New F ST. JAMES The Cartographers Peng Shepherd New F SHEPHERD The Resting Place Camilla Sten New F STEN The Murder of Mr. Wickham Claudia Gray New F GRAY The Island Adrian McKinty New F MCKINTY Two Nights in Lisbon Chris Pavone New F PAVONE The Fields Erin Young New F YOUNG A Thousand Steps T. Jefferson Parker New F PARKER The Red Canoe Wayne Johnson New F JOHNSON
Saucy Science Fiction
Read any Science Fiction book.
Title Author Call Number Purgatory's Shore Taylor Anderson New F ANDERSON, T. When Women Were Dragons Kelly Regan Barnhill New F BARNHILL, K. Sam Gunn Jr. Ben Bova New F BOVA, B. Saucer Stephen Coonts F COONTS Constance Matthew Fitzsimmons New F FITZSIMMONS, M. Light Chaser Peter F. Hamilton New F HAMILTON, P. The Cabinet Un-su Kim New F KIM, O. Reboots Mercedes Lackey New F LACKEY, M. Arabella of Mars David Levin F LEVIN Activation Degradation Marina J. Lostetter New F LOSTETTER, M. Finder Suzanne Palmer F PALMER, S. Noor Nnedi Okorafor New F OKORAFOR, N. Deal with the Devil Kit Rocha F ROCHA, K. Far from the Light of Heaven Tade Thompson New F THOMPSON, T. Salvation Day Kali Wallace New F WALLACE, K. From the Neck Up Aliya Whiteley New F WHITELEY, A.
Read any book from Reese Witherspoon's Book Club from 2017-2022.
Title Author Call Number Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman F HONEYMAN, G. The Alice Network Kate Quinn F QUINN, K. The Lying Game Ruth Ware F WARE, R. Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng F NG, C. The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman F HOFFMAN, A. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Ann Patchett 813.54 PAT The Last Mrs. Parrish Liv Constantine F CONSTANTINE, L.
Title Author Call Number Braving the Wilderness Brene Brown 158.2 BRO The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo F SANTOPOLO, J. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Balli Kaur Jaswal F JASWAL, B. Happiness Heather Harpham ON ORDER You Think It, I'll Say It Curtis Sittenfeld F SITTENFELD, C. Something in the Water Catherine Steadman F STEADMAN, C. Next Year in Havana Chanel Cleeton F CLEETON, C. Still Lives Maria Hummel F HUMMEL, M. Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens F OWENS, D. This is How it Always Is Laurie Frankel F FRANKEL, L. The Other Woman Sandie Jones F JONES, S. One Day in December Josie Silver F SILVER, J.
Title Author Call Number The Library Book Susan Orlean 027.4794 ORL The Proposal Jasmine Guillory F GUILLORY, J. Daisy Jones and the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid REID, T. The Night Tiger Yangsze Choo F CHOO, Y. From Scratch Tembi Locke 791.45082092 LOC The Cactus Sarah Haywood F HAYWOOD, S. Whisper Network Chandler Baker F BAKER, C. The Last House Guest Megan Miranda F MIRANDA, M. The Secrets We Kept Lara Prescott F PRESCOTT, L. Fair Play Eve Rodsky 650.1082 ROD A Giver of Stars JoJo Moyes F MOYES, J. Conviction Denise Mina F MINA, D.
Title Author Call Number Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid F REID, K. The Scent Keeper Erica Bauermeister F BAUMEISTER, E. The Jetsetters Amanda Eyre Ward F WARD, A. Untamed Glennon Doyle 306.893 DOY The Henna Artist Alka Joshi F JOSHI, A. The Guest List Lucy Foley F FOLEY, L. I'm Still Here Austin Channing Brown 305.896073 BRO Everything Inside Edwidge Danticat F DANTICAT, E. The Last Story of Mina Lee Nancy Jooyoun Kim F KIM, N. His Only Wife Peace Adzo Medie F MEDIE, A. Group Christine Tate 616.89 TAT The Chicken Sisters KJ Dell'Antonia F DELL ANTONIA, K.
Title Author Call Number Outlawed Anna North F NORTH, A. The Sanatorium Sarah Pearse F PEARSE, S. Infinite Country Patricia Engel F ENGEL, P. Northern Spy Flynn Berry F BERRY, F. The Last Thing He Told Me Laura Dave F DAVE, L. Seven Days in June Tia Williams ON ORDER The Paper Palace Miranda Cowley Heller F COWLEY HELLER, M. We Were Never Here Andrea Bartz F BARTZ, A. L.A. Weather: a Novel Maria Amparo Escandon F ESCANDON, M. Sankofa Chibundu Onuzo New F ONUZO, C. The Island of Missing Trees Elif Shafak New F SHAFAK, E. Lucky Marissa Stapley New F STAPLEY, M.
Title Author Call Number Honor Thirty Umrigar New F UMRIGAR, T. The Christie Affair Nina de Gramont New F GRAMONT, N. The Club Ellery Lloyd New F LLOYD, E. True Biz Sara Novic New F NOVIC, S. The Dictionary of Lost Words Pip Williams F WILLIAMS, P. Counterfeit Kiersten Chen New F CHEN, K.
Read a book set in or about the American South - fiction or non-fiction.
Title Author Call Number Better Off Read Nora Page F PAGE, N. The Coyotes of Carthage Steven Wright F WRIGHT, S. Dance Away With Me Susan Elizabeth Phillips Paperback PHILLIPS, S. Don't Know Tough Eli Cranor New F CRANOR, E. Down Range Taylor Moore New F MOORE, T. Everyman M Shelley Connor New F CONNOR, M. Fear thy Neighbor Fern Michaels New F MICHAELS, F. The Girls in the Stilt House Kelly Mustian F Mustian, K. How Lulu Lost Her Mind Rachel Gibson F GIBSON, R. The Hunting Wives May Cobb New F COBB, M. Little Bookshop of Murder Maggie Blackburn New Large Type BLACKBURN, M. Lost Boy Found Kirsten Alexander F ALEXANDER, K. The Roughest Draft Emily Wibberley New F WIBBERLEY, E. Under the Bayou Moon Valerie Fraser Luesse New F LUESSE, V. The View from Coral Cove Amy Clipston New F CLIPSTON, A. The Wrong Side Robert Bailey New F BAILEY, R.
Watch a movie from our New Movie Collection.
Ambulance Belfast Cyrano Death on the Nile Dog Desperate Riders Father Stu Jackass Forever A Journal for Jordan Licorice Pizza Moonfall Nightmare Alley The Outfit Scream Spider-Man: No Way Home Studio 666
Title Call Number 101 Gadgets that Changed the World New 621.9 ONE In Balanchine's Classroom New 792.82 INB Bob Ballard: An Explorer's Life New B BALLARD, B. Chicken Planet New 636.50821 CHI The Donut King New B NGOY, T. Lost Leonardo New 759.5 LOS The Nobel Prize New 001.44 NOB Secrets in the Scat New 590 SEC A Volcano Odyssey New 551.21 VOL Who We Are New 305.800973 WHO
Read a magazine from our extensive Magazine Collection, which includes both Print and Digital. Download our Flipster, Hoopla and Libby apps for more digital magazines.
- American Craft
- Bird Watcher's digest
- Conde Nast Traveler
- Family Handyman
- Guitar Player
- HGTV Magazine
- In Touch
- Kovel's on Antiques and Collectibles
- Majesty: the Monthly Royal Review
- Opera News
- RV Magazine
- Sea History
- Sky and Telescope
- Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Read any Fantasy book.
Title Author Call Number Ariadne Jennifer Saint F SAINT, J. Beyond Mercedes Lackey F LACKEY, M. The Book of Magic Alice Hoffman F HOFFMAN, A. Calculated Risk Seanan McGuire Adult Paperback McGuire, S. Capture the Crown Jennifer Estep New F ESTEP, J. The Cartographers Peng Shepherd F SHEPHERD, P. At Death's Door Sherrilyn Kenyon Adult Paperback KENYON, S. Drop Dead Gorgeous Rachel Gibson New F GIBSON, R. The House in the Cerulean Sea TJ Klune F KLUNE, T. House of Earth and Blood Sarah J. Maas F MAAS The Impossible Us Sarah Lotz New F LOTZ, S. The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina Zoraida Cordova New Large Print CORDOVA, Z. Malice Heather Walter F WALTER, H. A River Enchanted Rebecca Ross New F ROSS, R. Siren Queen Nghi Vo New F Vo, N. The Warlord Gena Showalter New F SHOWALTER, G.
Read any Comedy book, fiction or non-fiction.
Title Author Call Number The Cookbook Club Elizabeth Harbison New F HARBISON, E. Disorientation Elaine Hsieh Chou New F CHOU, E. Marrying the Ketchups Jennifer Close New F CLOSE, J. Meet Me in the Margins Melissa Ferguson F FERGUSON, M. Not Your Average Hot Guy Gwenda Bond F BOND, G. Part of Your World Abby Jiminez New F JIMINEZ, A. People We Meet on Vacation Emily Henry F HENRY, E. Made in Manhattan Lauren Layne New F LAYNE, L. Cleopatra and Frankenstein Coco Mellors New F MELLORS, C. Razzmatazz Christopher Moore New F MOORE, C. Wildcat Amelia Morris New F MORRIS, A. The No-Show Beth O'Leary New F OLEARY, B. Asking for a Friend Andi Osho New F OSHO, A. In a New York Minute Kate Spencer New F SPENCER, K. Four Aunties and a Wedding Jesse Q. Sutanto New F SUTANTO, J. The Summer Place Jennifer Weiner New F WEINER, J.
Title Author Call Number Well, This is Exhausting Sophia Benoit 070.92 BEN The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity Carlo Cipolla 153.9 CIP The Psychology of Stupidity Jean-Francois Marimon 153.9 PSY Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old Steven Petrow 305.2602 PET You're Doing Great! Tom Papa 818.602 PAP Lessons from Lucy Dave Barry 818.602 BAR How to be Perfect Michael Schur New 818.602 SCH Don't Lose your Head Harriet Marsden 942.0520922 MAR
Title Author Call Number Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama Bob Odenkirk New B Okenkirk, B. Girl with No Job Claudia Oshry B OSHRY, C. Sicker in the Head Judd Apatow ON ORDER
Read any Inspirational book, fiction or non-fiction.
Title Author Call Number The Beginning Beverly Lewis F LEWIS, B. The Book of Lost Friends Lisa Wingate F WINGATE, L. The Broken Road Richard Paul Evans F EVANS, R. A Cowboy for Keeps Jody Hedlund F HEDLUND, J. A Distant Shore Karen Kingsbury F KINGSBURY, K. Freedom's Song Kim Vogel Sawyer F SAWYER, K. The London House Katherine Reay F REAY, K. Make you Feel My Love Robin Lee Hatcher F HATCHER, R. The Pull of the Stars Emma Donoghue F DONOGHUE, E. The Right Kind of Fool Sarah Loudin Thomas F THOMAS, S. The Stranger in the Lifeboat Mitch Albom New F ALBOM, M. Until Leaves Fall in Paris Sarah Sundin New F SUNDIN, S. The Walnut Creek Wish Wanda E. Brunstetter F BRUNSTETTER, W. The Water Keeper Charles Martin F MARTIN, C. With Love, Wherever You Are Dandi Daley Mackall Large Print MACKALL, D. The Woman with the Blue Star Pam Jenoff F JENOFF, P.
Title Author Call Number Don't Pick Up All the Dog Hairs Ronald Dwinnells New 158.1 DWI Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business) Tabitha Brown New 158.1 BRO Full Out Monica Aldama New 791.64 ALD Good Morning, Monster Catherine Gildiner 616.8914 GIL The Joy of Being Selfish Michelle Elman 158.2 ELM Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff Matt Paxon New 648.8 PAX Omoiyari: the Japanese Art of Compassion Erin Niimi Longhurst 177.7 LON Tickled Duff McDonald New 155.2MCD Tip of the Spear Ryan Hendrickson 958.10474 HEN The Wilderness Idiot Ted Alvarez 796.5 ALV
Gourmet Graphic Novels