Winter Reads - Adult Reading Program

Thanks for another great winter full of reading! We hope to see you participate again next year. 

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January and February - those cold, dark days when all you want to do is sit in front of the fire and drink hot cocoa.  How will you survive until spring?  Winter Reads to the rescue!  Library staff will give you some great reading suggestions, encourage you to share book reviews with other readers, and sign up for the chance to win a prize. 

Participate!  

Visit any Scott County Library, to check out books or audiobooks (or download eBooks or eAudiobooks from our website). When you’ve finished a book you’d like to recommend, let library staff know.  You can either write up a short review to share with other readers, OR you can do a quick star-rating with brief comments.  Either way, you will automatically be entered into a prize drawing at your library (prize drawings vary from library to library, so check with your local library for specific details).  And this year’s prize will definitely light up your life! 

Looking for your next great read? 

You’ve come to the right place!  We have several resources to connect you with new authors and books, and we can recommend read-alikes, new authors, and more.  Ask in person at your local library or use our Ask-a-Librarian form, our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.   Just list some authors or books you like, and we'll recommend a few titles to try.  Also, keep an eye out for Staff Picks – as well as star-ratings from other readers – in the Winter Reads display at your local library.  
You’ll also find lots of book ideas on these websites: 
  • NoveList - Find series order lists, read-alikes, and nonfiction reading ideas.  
  • BookPage - Includes hundreds of book reviews plus author interviews and booklists.
  • Library Reads-  Librarians’ choices for the top 10 books published each month. Click on “archive” for previous month’s lists.
  • Indiebound's Next List -  Highlights the latest books, as recommended by independent  booksellers.
  • Audiofile - Audiobook fans can check out Audiofile for reviews and recommended titles.
If you are interested in finding “the best” of 2016, check out these lists: Publisher's Weekly, Goodreads,
Library Reads,  New York Times,  MN Public Radio, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.