May 14 - August 25, 2018
Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with the best books around. Read or listen to five books between May 14- August 25, 2018 and be entered to win a membership for Milwaukee Film and other fun Milwaukee Public Library goodies.
- To sign up, visit any MPL location for a reading log. Receive a coupon for one free used book from the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library (while supplies last).
- Keep track of your books on this reading log.
- Return completed log to any MPL by Saturday, August 25 and enter for a chance to win a prize.
- One entry per participant. Ages 18 +
A special thank you to our 2018 prize sponsors!
Explore Our Booklists:
- Literary Fiction
- Science & Nature
- Current Events
- Self - Help
- Literary Travel Books
- Short Story Collections
- Beach Reads
- Rediscover a Classic
- Wisconsin Author
- Pride Month
by Dana Czapnik
In 1993 New York, 17-year-old street-smart, trash-talking baller Lucy Adler finds her comfortable life playing pick-up games with her unrequited love, Percy, thrown into turmoil when a pair of female artists draw her into their world.View on CountyCat
by Juliet Lapidos
An English grad student struggling with her dissertation about the intellectual history of inspiration desperately searches for a perfect case study to anchor her thesis, only to find it in the unlikeliest of places.View on CountyCat
by Tim Johnston
Surviving the accident that killed her friend, a young woman delves into the case of another victim from a decade earlier to identify a killer among her neighbors.View on CountyCat
The Far Field
by Madhuri Vijay
After the death of her mother, Shalini, a young woman from Bangalore, arrives in Kashmir to confront a man from her mother's past but instead is brought face to face with the city's politics, forcing her to make difficult choices.View on CountyCat
by Mesha Maren
Released after serving 18 years for manslaughter, Jodi McCarty finds her efforts to track down a friend and move on with the woman she loves challenged by the insular values of their rural West Virginia community.View on CountyCat
An Orchestra of Minorities
by Chigozie Obioma
In a contemporary twist of Homer's The Odyssey, a guardian spirit recounts the tragic story of a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything for the wealthy woman he loves.View on CountyCat
by Leila Slimani
Adáele seems to have a perfect life as a successful journalist living with her surgeon husband and young son, but she is consumed by boredom and a sex addiction that she has to organize her entire day around.View on CountyCat
You Know You Want This
by Kristen Roupenian
A collection of short stories that includes the popular tale "Cat Person," as well as others that explore the complex--and often darkly funny--connections between gender, sex, and power across genres.View on CountyCat