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 (have you helped your kids log their reading time yet? You have until Aug. 9). 

We're continuing to build our 2012 Summer Reading Guide and looking for Patch readers to help. Post a comment with your reading recommendation; one commenter will be chosen at random on Friday 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?

Ryan Deel July 20, 2012 at 04:32 AM
I am reading Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye.
amy halsey July 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Just finished Boys Adrift by Dr. Sax. A good read for anyone wondering why boys are less motivated in this day and age. I just started I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb.
Susan Allen July 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Susan I am reading a new book from my daughters favorite author of many years, so that I can then pass it on to her...making note in pencil all the lines that are so her or so me..."Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake"..a Memoir of Anna Quindlen. A book looking back and then ahead..and celebrating it all,---as the author considers marriage, girlfriends, parenting, our bodies, our mothers, faith, LOSS and the stuff in our closets and more. Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. Using her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages....for my daughter and I have been trying to do a lot of looking back of memories and trying to look ahead to the future.
Trisha July 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I''m getting through the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. These are real page turners! I haven't been able to put them down! Can't wait to see the first movie once I'm finished!
Christine Hage July 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans the third book in his wonderful "Walk" series. Christine Lind Hage
Ann Ehlert July 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM
"come be my light" the writings of mother Teresa. Very inspiring!
patricia ozybko July 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Trying to finish INNOCENT by. Scott Turow before my Book Clib in Dearborn at 7:00 tonight Great read.
yvette July 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I love personal development books! I'm reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Marcia Decker July 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I have four recommendations: THE OBJECTS OF MY AFFECTION by Jill Smolinski. It is about a hoarder trying to change her lifestyle. The author is almost a hometown girl! She grew up in Troy, attended Athens High School, and graduated from CMU. I am one of her former teachers and couldn't be prouder. KEEPING THE HOUSE by Ellen Barker. It is a great look back on being a housewife in the 1950s. Very interesting roles we women once played! MISTRESS SHAKESPEARE by Karen Harper. Did William Shakespeare have a mystery muse? This historical fiction novel tells all. MOLOKA'I by Alan Brennert. This beautiful Hawaiian Island was once a leper colony. This touching, historical fiction piece shows that the afflicted were still people, with the same ups and downs of everyone else.
Kelly Bennett July 20, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I'm reading "French Kids Eat Everything." Interesting perspective and so far a great read!
anne fossen July 20, 2012 at 01:16 PM
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Deanna Beadle July 20, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I just finished Trudy' Promise. It was a great historical fiction book about a mother and her child trying to escape Berkin after the wall was built. Fantastic read!
Colleen July 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr is my current read. It is a winner of the National Book Critics Award for Nonfiction and well worth the recognition. It is about the dumping of toxic waste by industry in a small town in Mass. which contaminates the water. It takes place in the 80's. Sad, gripping, and unfortunately something we still need to be aware of in 2012. A real eye-opener!
Lisa Reed. July 20, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Lisa Reed I'm reading an older book: THE KNITTING CIRCLE by Ann Hood. A fantastic human drama about a mother's struggle to cope with her young daughters unexpected death. Makes me want to go to the store in Rochester and start knitting! Also gives glimpses into the lives of the other women in the knitting circle...and what brought them there.
Linda Curtiss July 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
laurie puscas July 20, 2012 at 02:58 PM
My bookgroup and I are reading "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak for our August meeting:)
Tara July 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Lisa July 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Im reading Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand. Love all her book :)
Katie Webb July 20, 2012 at 03:03 PM
11/22/63 by Stephen King... I can't put it down!
Michelle M July 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I loved THE KNITTING CIRCLE-read it a years ago! :) FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is on my list. I too am behind and am catching up on the Stieg Larsson DRAGON TATTOO TRILOGY-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Thanks for creating a list of summer reads!
LS July 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Elspeth Coats July 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I'm going back and rereading one of my favorite trilogies by Kathy Tyers called Firebird. http://www.amazon.com/Firebird-Trilogy-Tyers-Kathy/dp/0764229273/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342796752&sr=1-5&keywords=kathy+tyers
Liz July 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I found Frost a book of poets at the last sale at the Rochester Lib Book Sale in Rochester,so am reading that a little everyday. I have been reading Dorothea Benton Franks books the latest Porch Lights. Franks books center pretty much around the Lowcountry so they are a fun summer read....you feel like you are there by the water.
Jennifer Glaspie July 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I am reading Blessings by Anna Quindlen Very good book, love the descriptions of the Blessings farm and home! Daughter just finished Wildwood by Colin Malloy She loved it, tons of twists and crazy plot!
Julie July 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I'm reading Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way by Mayim Bialik Ph.D. :)
Rochester Hills Mom July 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Lisa Garr July 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Our book club read that this month, Judy...should be a fun conversation!
Eridon July 20, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I am reading Anticancer: A new way of life. Basically the science of foods and health.
Cheryl Stewart July 20, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophia Kinsella.
Kristin Bull (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Thanks to all who have commented — what a great collection of summer reads. We have closed the comments and will contact the winner (check your email) shortly.


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