What Are You Reading? Tell Us About It for a Chance to Win a Kindle!

We're assembling a list of summer book recommendations and rewarding one Patch reader with a Kindle just for helping.

What are you reading right now?

What did your kiddos finish reading last night?

Summer is in full swing, and so is the popular summer reading program at the ().

And at Patch, we're continuing to build our 2012 Summer Reading Guide–and looking for readers to help. Post a comment with your reading recommendation; one commenter will be chosen at random on Friday, July 20, to win a new Kindle e-Reader.

And, speaking of reading recommendations, Patch has put together (with the help of bestselling author James Patterson) a list of age-specific titles that you should check out.

  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and more.
  • The Houdini Box By Brian Selznick and more.
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos and more.
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia and more.

If you like any of these, or have other well-loved books to share, tell us all about it. Post a comment with your book recommendation (for kids or adults) by noon Friday, July 20, to enter.

A Patch editor will pick a winner at random; that winner will be contacted Friday afternoon and will have until noon Monday to respond in order to claim the prize. The Kindle we're giving away is the 6-inch version shown here.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a .

What have you read this summer?

City of Dearborn (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I LOVED "The Road." Be warned, though: The movie is not as good - as is often the case.
City of Dearborn (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Hm. Not sure if that "book" qualifies as an entry to win the Kindle, Jim!
Lauren Campbell July 19, 2012 at 03:45 AM
I just finished "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" by Madeleine Albright. Not really a light beach read, but a personal look at WWII and Czech history which I found really interesting.
Nessa Boussi July 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM
I am finishing up Fifty Shades Freed today and will start reading something with more substance: Three Thousand Miles for a Wish by Safiya Hussein. My 10 year old daughter is reading the Harry Potter Series. My 7 year old son is reading the Magic Tree House Series and I am reading the Junie B. Jones series to my 5 year old. The Summer Reading program is really keeping my kids interested in books this summer!
Julie July 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I needed something fun!
Connie Marx July 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein...
Amanda LeFranc July 19, 2012 at 01:38 PM
The Love of a Good Woman, a collection of stories by Alice Munro.
Gary LaPointe July 19, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I'm reading The Third Gate by Lincoln Child. Searching for an old Egyptian tomb, someone having some past lives experiences with a curse too. Fun read so far (I've read a lot by this author).
Jan Vernor Warner July 20, 2012 at 01:22 AM
The Hunger Games
Mark Malone July 20, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I recently finished The Pawn by Steven James and it was pretty good. My kids Grandma bought them The Borrowers by Mary Norton, which is an older book.
Nancy Orr July 20, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Just finished Unsaid by Neil Abramson. It is a fabulous story about the human-animal connection and the communication between them. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.
Pam July 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England. This is a fabulous new biography of a historically critical monarch.
sarah July 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM
I'm reading "little bee" By Chris cleave....fantastic book!!
Marie July 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM
I'm reading Redshirts by john Scalzi, it's a fun quick read. Scalzi is one of my favorite sci-fi writers at the moment. My girls are requesting I read them any Merida (Brave) tie-in book they can get their hands on.
Millie July 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I am going back to read all the great classics that I read in high school. The great gatsby, catcher in the rye, . What a different view I have at 54 than I did at 14 or 15. Good stuff!!
Amal Chammout July 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Me and my younger sister are trying to see who finishes up "The Hunger Games" series first, before summer ends.
Catherine Sareini July 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. The story kept my attention the whole way through with a perfect twist in the ending, that I never saw coming.
becki kain July 20, 2012 at 01:16 PM
"Don't vote, it only encourages the bastards" by PJ O'Rouke
Nancy Taylor July 20, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Yes Chef: a Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson. I loved this book! Nonfiction about a famous chef, FOOD!, and what goes on in the restaurant world.
Jan Gaynor July 20, 2012 at 01:32 PM
That is such a great book for any dog lover!!
Jan Gaynor July 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I'm headed out of town for a week, so I appreciate all the suggestions! Thanks everyone.
Amy Szostek July 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Wonderful book!
Amy Szostek July 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Those Beverly Cleary books were such a huge part of our lives when we were kids. I'm so glad they're making a "come back!"
Amy Szostek July 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
That's hilarious!
Gail July 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James......dark and steamy :-0
Jeff Szostek July 20, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson MD
Alice McCardell July 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM
That is one of my favorite books of all time.
City of Dearborn (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 07:35 PM
What a great idea, Amal! Sounds like a tactic parents should employ with their kids to encourage summer reading...
City of Dearborn (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Thanks for entering, everyone! We have picked a winner, so we're just waiting on confirmation from them, and we'll announce them on Monday.
Mary Jo Durivage July 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Millie, You may wish to check out the library's Classics Revisited Book Club which meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:15 - 7:30 PM, September through May. There is information on the library's website http://dearbornlibrary.org/


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