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“The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

"The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum

“The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

Here’s a Book Review from the recently ended Adult Summer Reading Program. Have you read this title? If so, what did you think?

Title/Author: “The Bourne Identity” by Robert Ludlum

Genre: Spy thriller

Rating: 3 out of 5

WV Reader Review: It’s not a thought-provoking or life-changing read, but it is certainly a fun one. The book also differs so extremely from the movie that it will leave fans of the movie clueless as to how it’s going to end. Good writing, good character development, fun twists, and manageable chapter lengths make this one worthy of a recommendation to my friends.

“Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

"Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper

“Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

Here’s a Book Review from the recently ended Adult Summer Reading Program. Have you read this title? If so, what did you think?

Title/Author: “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: This was recommended to me & I definitely recommend it. It’s a Young Adult read, but every parent and teacher should also read. It’s very insightful and thought-provoking and full of emotions. I’d say if you are the type to shed a tear at movies you may be so inclined as you read this touching story as well. Melody is 11 years old and teachers and doctors don’t think she’s capable of learning, but boy are they wrong – just because she can’t talk doesn’t mean she can’t think! It’s a powerful story. Read it – you won’t be sorry! It’s wonderful! A QUICK & MEMORABLE READ!!

[All text as written on the Book Review form.]

Adult Summer Reading Program is over

ASRP 2013 logo - cslpIt’s official: the Adult Summer Reading Program has ended! Thank you to everyone who participated (and even those of you who thought about it, but didn’t turn in any forms). We had a great year, with 67 participants reading over 700 books during the course of the program (June 10 – August 31).

Prizes have been mailed to the winners.

Completed surveys can be returned to the Circulation Desk.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners:

Abella Italian Kitchen $50 gift certificates:

  • Joan M.
  • Kristin O.
  • Natalie R.
  • Clint S.

We had a total of 33 winners. Other prizes included McMenamins $25 gift cards, Starbucks $15 gift cards, and pairs of Regal Cinemas tickets.

Fun facts:

Total number of participants: 67

Total books read: 723

Average number of books read per participant: about 11

Most popular Tic-Tac-Toe strategies:
Fiction – Your Choice – Non-Fiction

Graphic Novel/Picture Book – Your Choice – Book a Friend loved

Now, just four months to go until the Adult Winter Reading Program . . .

For more information, contact Andrea Erickson at 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Last chance to turn in Summer Reading Program forms

ASRP 2013 logo - cslpThat’s right – these are the last few days to turn in your Summer Reading Program reading logs/Tic-Tac-Toe cards/Book Reviews. The deadline for entries is this 6PM this Saturday, August 31.

For the Adult Summer Reading Program, turn in your completed Tic-Tac-Toe cards and Book Reviews for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing. This year’s prizes include free movie passes, as well as gift certificates to McMenamins, Starbucks, and Abella Italian Kitchen.

And to answer a recent question: yes, you can read ANY book for your Tic-Tac-Toe card or Book Review. That includes non-library books and e-books! A book in any format is fine. The only requirement is that the books fulfill the category requirements on the Tic-Tac-Toe, but anything is game for the Book Review.

So get to the Library and turn in those forms by 6PM this Saturday, August 31! You can do it!

“Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Inferno" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title/Author: “Inferno” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Oh, Nick gets into so much trouble in this latest adventure. His quick wit and unfailing sarcasm may not be enough to save him with Death as his new teacher and his girlfriend is under orders to kill him. And that’s only the beginning . . . This series is just fun, full of adventure and the unexpected. I never know what will happen next.

“One Day” by David Nicholls

"One Day" by David Nicholls

“One Day” by David Nicholls

Title/Author: “One Day” by David Nicholls

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: I read this after seeing and loving the movie. The book was even better. It was impossible to put down as you read about one day each year that followed two friends: Emma and Dexter. It was a great book and I recommend this to fans of The Notebook.

“The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

"The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

“The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

Title/Author: “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: This was an incredible book that truly tugged at your heart strings and pulled you into the lives of the characters. It’s a quick read and a great book for discussion – there are a lot of emotions at play here – who’s right? Who’s to blame? Who’s more at fault? etc. If you tend to get drawn in like I do you may shed a few tears. There were a couple words used that I don’t feel the author needed to use, but it’s a fun read and takes you off to Australia – yeah! Enjoy!