June 1 - August 31, 2022
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 June 1 – August 31, 2022 and be entered to win a fantastic prize.
- 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).
* Redeemable at any MPL location
- Keep track of your books & activities on a reading log.
- Return the completed log to any Milwaukee Public library by Wednesday, August 31 and enter for a chance to win a prize.
- One entry per participant (paper or online). Ages 18+
- For more information on additional reading challenges and prize opportunities, visit mpl.org/bookbybook or on your Beanstack account.
The Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program supports the library’s goal of creating a city of readers and lifelong learners by encouraging adults to read based on their interests, visit the library during the summer, and model positive reading habits. Past program participants have shared that the program helped reignite their passion for reading with the added benefit of fun prizes!
A special thank you to our 2022 prize sponsors!
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Explore Our Suggestions:
- Literary Fiction
- Short Story Collections
- Wisconsin Author
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
by John Scalzi
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the U.S., the only job Jamie can find is delivering food, until he begins to work for a secret NGO preserving large animals. What Jamie didn't know is just how large.View on CountyCat
by J. S. Dewes
This is an epic space fantasy about all the “wrong” people, the tense relationships they build, and the single goal that unites them all. And this is only the beginning.View on CountyCat
by Nnedi Okorafor
When an alien artifact turns her into Death’s adopted daughter, Sankofa, with her name being the only tie to her family and her past, searches for answers as cities fall in her wake.View on CountyCat
by Andrea Bartz
Bartz, who is from Brookfield, set the majority of this story in Milwaukee, Emily’s home. The story is replete with Wisco details – old fashioneds, Brady Street, custard, going up north.
by Christina Clancy
Clancy has a PhD in Creative Writing from UW-Milwaukee, and taught English for almost a decade at Beloit College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband John. They have two kids, Olivia and Tim.View on CountyCat
by Anthony Veasna So
Short stories that portray of the lives of Cambodian-Americans still dealing with the inherited weight of the Khmer Rouge genocide including a young, disillusioned teacher obsessed with Moby-Dick and a child whose mother survived a school shooting.
by S.A. Cosby
When his son Isiah and his white husband, Derek, are murdered, ex-con Ike bands together with Derek’s father, another ex-con, to rain down vengeance upon those who hurt their boys while confronting their own prejudices about each other and their sons.
by Richard Osman
When an old friend, who has been accused of stealing millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds, needs her help leaving a dead body in his wake, Elizabeth and her friends go against a ruthless murderer.View on CountyCat
by Paula McLain
Retreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective’s past.
by Sarah MacLean
No stranger to scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot embraces her bad reputation and continues luring men from Mayfair ballrooms for late night escapades but finds herself pining for what she can’t seem to have—her brother’s best friend.View on CountyCat