Adult Summer Reading began June 19.
Adult Summer Reading began June 19.

You asked for it and we answered...below is a list of the items we discussed at our Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens: A Life in Pictures by Eva Marie Beale

First Position (documentary)

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Domiczyk

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll by Jean Nathan

Transatlantic by Colum McCann

And remember to read for prizes!

Prizes: Our weekly prize drawings will feature tote bags filled with new and yet-to-be-published books. And we’re providing you the chance to win a brand new iPad in our Grand Prize drawing!

How to Participate: There is no need to register for our Adult Summer Reading Program. To enter our weekly and Grand Prize drawings, all you have to do is read. Each review of a book, audio book, or eBook counts as a prize entry. To submit reviews, visit Darien Library’s Welcome Desk to pick up and fill out a Review/Prize Entry Card. You can also write your review online at If you review your books online, you still need to fill out a Prize Entry Card at the Library with your name, email address, and the date and title of your online review in order to enter our drawings. The more you read, the more chances to win!

Bonus Book List Journeys: Stop by our Welcome Desk to find new staff-curated reading lists designed to highlight a specific reading experience. If you read through an entire list, not only will you receive a prize entry for each book but you will receive 5 additional prize entries.