Summer Reading Challenge for Adults 2023 Wrap-Up

revitalize līz
v.: to imbue with new life, vitality, or energy

148 participants read 1,457 books and completed 96 activities.
A round of applause for all of you!

We were revitalized this summer with the Summer Reading Challenge for adults. Thank you all for participating! From June 14 through August 31, participants read books and completed activities in the summer reading categories, and earned chances to win bi-weekly and grand prizes.

Most-Read Books

Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt
Romantic Comedy, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Five-Star Weekend, by Elin Hilderbrand
Yellowface, by R. F. Kuang
Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus
Mad Honey, by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, by Fredrik Backman
Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver
Pineapple Street, by Jenny Jackson
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Spare, by Prince Harry
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

Most-Read Authors

Elin Hilderbrand
Fredrik Backman
Colleen Hoover
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Curtis Sittenfeld
Jodi Picoult
Shelby Van Pelt
Stephen King
Alice Oseman
R. F. Kuang

Top Categories

Read a book…

#1: with a blue cover
#2: from your to-be-read pile
#3: recommended by a friend or family member
#4: that is a mystery or thriller
#5 (tied): that is a coming of age/growing up story
#5 (tied): that is historical fiction
#7: biography or memoir
#8: that was published in the last year
#9: that is an ebook or eaudiobook
#10: that is non-fiction

The Summer Reading Challenge was made possible by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Library Foundation.