Tell Us What You're Reading for a Chance to Win a Kindle!

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

What are you reading right now?

What did your kiddos finish reading last night?

Summer is in full swing, and so are the summer reading programs at the Huntington Woods and Berkley Public Libraries

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 Monday 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 Monday, July 30, to enter.

A Patch editor will pick a winner at random; that winner will be contacted Monday afternoon and will have until noon Thursday 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?

Lianne Mathie July 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
A mix of old and new, thanks to used book sales and stores. The Taking of Pelham 123 by John Godey Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Zeitoun by Dave Eggers Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World by Haruki Murakami The Way Home by George Pelecanos The Portable Poe by Edgar Allen Poe
Zachary Tyler July 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Jennifer July 23, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I have so many books in my head that I could recommend for adults and children, but I am going to choose Wednesday Wars for fifth and sixth grade readers. Read it recently and LOVED it and think most children will too.
Holly Martin July 23, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I am currently reading a non-fiction book called "Fraternity" by Diane Brady. It's about 20 black students recruited to attend College of the Holy Cross in 1968 (Clarence Thomas was one of them). Very interesting.
Ellen Barth July 24, 2012 at 02:04 AM
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--a Love Story by Ree Drummond. This is a wonderful book. Ree writes really well and while I was reading the book, at times, I forgot it wasn't fiction! Definitely worth reading.
Emily July 24, 2012 at 02:24 AM
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Really nicely done. I'm not even halfway through yet, but I already know it's one of my favorites (unless they really botch the ending).
Connie July 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM
I am Reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, "What Remains" by Carole Radizwill and "Too Big to Fail" by Andrew Ross Sorkin. All Great books .
Karen Hagglund July 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I am reading the latest selection of the Huntington Woods Library's book discussion group, "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. It is a beautifully written work of historical fiction that I would highly recommend.
kathleen hayden July 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM
My 9 year old is reading -A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It's a classic and is being made into a movie.
Terry Poduska July 24, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Just finished 2 of Steve Berry Books - The Jefferson Key and The Columbus Affair
Lynn Vander Meer July 24, 2012 at 04:05 PM
703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life by Nancy Makin-NOT a weight-loss book, but a journey into self-discovery and peace. Porch Lights: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank-Oh boy, did I guess this one wrong! Cynical me pegged the love interest as a pervert, and he was not. I need more therapy, I think.... The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel by Kim Edwards-I was sympathetic to the father. His intentions were good but way off base. Other readers hated him. Hmmmm. Sometimes I wonder if I'm reading the same book! Oh...and don't forget audiobooks! Not reading per se, but still literature. I would recommend The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters by Philip Carlo. Another big surprise. Crime writer writes about his struggles with ALS and career. Very deep and self-disclosing. A confession of life or autobiography? dunno. Give it a listen if you dare.
Jenny Christopher Mlutkowski July 28, 2012 at 09:52 PM
"Cork Boat " by John Pollack excellent and quick read.
Angela July 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I'm currently reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. Next I plan to read the "Hunger Games" series.
Kevin Mlutkowski July 29, 2012 at 03:11 AM
"Content Strategy for the Web" by Kristina Halvorson!
Leslie Seymour Mio July 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
The Distant Hours by Katherine Morton (adult read) and Dinotrux (preschool read)
Leslie Ellis July 30, 2012 at 03:30 PM
There is still time to enter, so don't delay! Thank you to everyone who's already submitted their summer reading choices and good luck!
Tracy Hennessey July 30, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Steven Tyler: Does the Noise in my Head Bother you?
Stephanie Pandolfi July 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I'm reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and the 5th book in the "Song of Ice and Fire" (the series on which HBO's "Game of Thrones" is based) series by George R. R. Martin. My son, who's 9, is reading the second series of the "Warriors" books by Erin Hunter.
Leslie Ellis July 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
OK, folks: A winner, who was chosen at random, has been notified. They have until noon Thursday to claim their prize. We'll have an announcement on Berkley Patch to let you know who won as soon as we've delivered the Kindle! Thank you for participating and keep reading!


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