Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

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Our Summer Reading Challenge for adults was a great success!

  • 126 participants read 997 books and completed 35 activities.
  • The grand prize and bi-weekly prize winners received gift cards to West Hartford eateries.

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

Top 5 Most-Read Books

#1: The Hotel Nantucket, by Elin Hilderbrand
#2: The Summer Place, by Jennifer Weiner
#3: Book Lovers, by Emily Henry
#4: Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus
#5: The Maid, by Nita Prose

Honorable Mention Most-Read Books


Top 7 Most-Read Authors

#1: Elin Hilderbrand
#2: Colleen Hoover
#3: Jennifer Weiner
tied for #4: Emily Henry
tied for #4: Taylor Jenkins Reid
#6: Madeline Miller
#7: Amor Towles


Top 10 Categories

Read a Book…

  1. that is a mystery or thriller
  2. from your to-be-read pile
  3. with a blue cover
  4. that is non-fiction
  5. that is a coming of age/growing up story
  6. featuring quirky characters
  7. that is an ebook or eaudiobook
  8. recommended by a friend or family member
  9. about a place you would like to visit
  10. that is historical fiction

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