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Melanie K -- 25 Complete + 5 Side Quests

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I read a book with another person!

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I read a green book in the garden!

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I read a book near the water!

Read a book with a famous opening line

3 stars!  The book is way more nonsensical than I remember the movie being.

Read a book by an author speaking at The Westport Library

4 stars!  Charming.

Read a book with illustrations

5 stars!  My entire worldview shifted. Amazing.

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

1 star!  Problematic depiction of women and the word no.

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

4 stars!  A perceptive look mental health and survival.

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

5 stars!  The content is difficult to read, but oh so important.

Read a book that was translated

3 stars!  Sweet.

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

5 stars!  Sweet and full of hope.

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars!  Not sure if I "liked" the book, but it did make me think about my perceptions.

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

4 stars!  One question: Who was Charlotte's baby daddy?

Read a book about a hero

5 stars!  Inspiring.

Read a book by your favorite author

3 stars!  It's a guilty pleasure...

Read a book with a bicycle on the cover

4 stars!  The author deals with trauma in a beautiful and emotional way.

Read a book that scares you

5 stars!  Beautiful. Fascinating. Frightening.

Read a book of short stories

5 stars!  Beautifully narrated as an audiobook.

Read a book that inspired a Netflix Original

2 stars!  Not sure if I liked the revenge plot.

Read a book about food

3 stars!  The sourdough was an interesting character.

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!  The best friends are those that help us be ourselves.

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!  Gotta love a vigilante thriller set on a nature preserve.

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I used a book to create!

Read a book with a red cover

2 stars!  Delightfully effortless read

Read a book recommended by a librarian

4 stars!  Glad I’m not in that marriage...

Read a book from the Great American Read

2 stars!  It was better when I was 14...

Read a book about history

5 stars!  Phenominal author; frightening history.

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I wrote a page at Backspace (the typewriter store)!

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars!  Heartbreakingly beautiful.

 

 

 

James L -- 15 Complete

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

3 stars!  Like Redwall, but everyone is horrible and wants to murder other people.

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!  An extremely interesting premise with some fun twists along the way.

Read a book that you downloaded

4 stars!  Very spooky. 

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

3 stars!

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars! Deeply flawed, but I truly love the way this book ends.

Read a book about history

5 stars! Very cool to read American history from another perspective.

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!  A beautiful, loving look at trees and their very interesting lives.

Read a book of short stories

4 stars!  Some of the stories in here were a lot of fun. 

Read a book recommended by a librarian

4 stars!  You won't see the ending coming.

Read a book with a red cover

3 stars!

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

5 stars!

Read a book from the Great American Read

5 stars!  A true classic. Smart and funny to the bone.

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

3 stars!  The premise is one of the best I've seen in a Sci-Fi comedy.

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!  An Ikea-alike as the setting for a horror story is brilliant.

Read a book that was translated

3 stars! Truly beautiful lines. 

 

 

 

Jen T -- 11 Complete

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars!

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!  Very interesting read!

Read a book by your favorite author

3 stars!

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars!

Read a book that scares you

3 stars!

Read a book about history

4 stars!  Very interesting book!

Read a book with a red cover

3 stars!

Read a book recommended by a librarian

3 stars!  A page turner but I guessed the ending 1/2 through.

Read a book by a debut author

3 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book by an author speaking at The Westport Library

4 stars!  The references to Westport were my favorite part!

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

4 stars!

Karen B -- 6 Complete

Read a book with a red cover

5 stars!

Read a book recommended by a librarian

4 stars!

Read a book by your favorite author

3 stars!

Read a book about a hero

3 stars!

Read a book about history

4 stars!

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!

 

 

 

Jaina S -- 4 Complete

Read a book with a bicycle on the cover

5 stars!  I've been wanting to read this FOREVER and it was worth the hype!

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!

Read a book about a hero

5 stars!

 

 

 

Sue W -- 4 Complete

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars!   The author treats us to an exploration.

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!  Fun read!

 

 

 

Read a book about history

4 stars!  Set during WWII,there's a surprising 3 story lines as well.

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!  Superb book set in the time of the Black Death. 

Mike S -- 2 Complete

Read a book recommended by a librarian

4 stars!

Read a book about history

3 stars!

 

 

 

Tina Z -- 2 Complete

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

3 stars!

Read a book of short stories

4 stars!

 

 

 

Mary B -- 1 Complete

Read a book with a red cover

4 stars!  Shocking and enlightening.

 

 

Nick M -- 1 Complete

Read a book about history

4 stars!

 

 

 

Margie F -- 24 Complete

Read a book with a famous opening line

5 stars!  The author's brilliant response to the bombing of Dresden.

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

4 stars!  A high school student faces her bipolar disorder.

Read a book recommended by a librarian

5 stars!  A self-centered famous concert pianist gets ALS.

Read a book by an author speaking at The Westport Library

4 stars!  The book hit home.

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

5 stars!  So, so good.

Read a book from the Great American Read

4 stars!  Well deserved Pulitzer Prize.

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

3 stars!  Memoir.

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!  Quite informative and therapeutic.

Read a book with illustrations

4 stars!  A poignant, illustrated memoir about her parents.

Read a book about a hero

4 stars!  Amazing story.

Read a book of short stories

4 stars!  My favorite story was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!  Kept me scared and disturbed.

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

4 stars!  Jack Reacher is an inimicable character.

Read a book with a bicycle on the cover

4 stars!  A feel-good read.

Read a book about food

3 stars!  A girl biters into her mom's lemon chocolate cake and makes a discovery.

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!  Gabriel Allon's quest.

 

 

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars!  Suspenseful thriller about Cuban Americans trying to recover money and property.

Read a book about history

4 stars!  Well written account of the help rendered by the town of Gander Newfoundland.

Read a book about friendship

3 stars!  Friendship between girls.

 

 

 

Read a book that inspired a Netflix Original

2 stars!  Part memoir and entrepreneur guide.

Read a book that was translated

4 stars!  One mistake can ruin your life.

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

3 stars!  What a learning experience!

Read a book with a red cover

4 stars!  Fast moving military thriller.

Read a book by a debut author

3 stars!  Trials and tribulations of a Nigerian couple.

 

 

Mary P -- 11 Complete

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!  YA Crossover for sure.

Read a book of short stories

3 stars!  Depressing.

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

5 stars!  Powerful.

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

4 stars!  Laugh-out-loud funny.

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!  Every parent's worst nightmare.

Read a book about history

5 stars!  Revelatory.

Read a book by a debut author

4 stars!  Couldn't put it down

Read a book with illustrations

3 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

3 stars!

Read a book recommended by a librarian

5 stars!

Read a book with a red cover

5 stars! All women would benefit from reading this book.

 

 

Sylvia S -- 8 Complete

Read a book with illustrations

4 stars!  Darkly funny.

Read a book of short stories

4 stars!  Six survivor stories, from diverse cultures and time periods. Poignant and evocative.

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

3 stars!

Read a book recommended by a librarian

5 stars!

Read a book with a famous opening line

4 stars!

Read a book by a debut author

3 stars!

Read a book that you downloaded

4 stars!

Read a book about food

4 stars!

 

 

 

Anna P -- 5 Complete

Read a book with a red cover

4 stars!

Read a book with a bicycle on the cover

5 stars!  Worth the read for all ages.

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars! The prose is elegant. Does an extraordinary job of weaving themes throughout.

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars!

Susan A -- 4 Complete

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

5 stars!

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

3 stars!

Read a book from the Great American Read

1 star!

Read a book about food

3 stars!

 

 

 

Carolyn Z -- 3 Complete

Read a book with a red cover

3 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

4 stars!  Interesting to learn more about the artist.

Read a book recommended by a librarian

4 stars!

 

 

Kelly M -- 2 Complete

Read a book with illustrations

5 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars! Final book in a another great fantasy trilogy.

 

Karolina B -- 1 Complete

Read a book from the Great American Read

4 stars!

 

 

Amanda -- 1 Complete

Read a book that you downloaded

4 stars!

 

 

Helen N -- 1 Complete

Read a book that scares you

5 stars! I finished each night with an unsettling feeling and the urge to check over my shoulder.

 

Dot V -- 17 Complete

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!  Some books are simply ageless.

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

3 stars!  Interesting animal insights with mystery.

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

4 stars!  Good social history - 2009 nomination for graphics.

Read a book that scares you

3 stars!  Good characters, beautiful imagery - just not my cup of tea.

Read a book with illustrations

3 stars!  Creatively illustrated mix of science & history.

Read a book of short stories

5 stars!  Miss Marple x 20 - Great!

Read a book about food

5 stars!  Poignant memories paired with recipes - delicious!

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!  A century later Muir's message is still important.

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

4 stars!  Very cleverly written - Chet is "doggone" charming!

Read a book from the Great American Read

5 stars!  Perhaps her best!

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!  The British Crime Writers named it "best crime novel ever."

Read a book by a debut author

4 stars!  Strong debut cozy mystery.

Read a book with a famous opening line

3 stars!  #24 on list of famous opening lines.

Read a book with a red cover

3 stars!  Travel adventure and intrigue.

Read a book that was translated

5 stars! A master of character as well as story.

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

4 stars!  Classic Stout - witty, sassy - a good mystery.

Read a book about history

5 stars!  Excellent insight!

 

 

 

Elena F -- 11 Complete

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4 stars! About what it's like having a family member that struggles with addiction.

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

4 stars!  Great character interaction.

Read a book about history

4 stars!  Cute little rom-com about a girl that loves history.

Read a book with illustrations

5 stars!  Beautiful story with beautiful illustrations.

Read a book by an author speaking at The Westport Library

5 stars!  Really well written and intriguing.

Read a book that was nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

5 stars!  Really great insight to mental health issues.

Read a book about food

3 stars!  Interesting but the ending left something to be desired.

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars!  More of a set-up for the next few books in the series.

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars!  A really well written feel-good book.

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!  Hilariously chaotic.

 

 

 

Read a book of short stories

3 stars!  Slow start at times but worth the read.

 

 

Matt K -- 8 Complete

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars!

Read a book about friendship

3 stars!

Read a book by a debut author

3 stars!

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars!

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

4 stars!

Read a book about a hero

3 stars!

Read a book about history

5 stars!

Read a book with a red cover

4 stars!

 

 

 

Keona P -- 5 Complete

Read a book from the Great American Read

5 stars!

Read a book about history

4 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!

Read a book with illustrations

5 stars!

Read a book with a famous opening line

2 stars!

Jessica C -- 4 Complete

Read a book that was translated

4 stars!

Read a book about the environment

4 stars!

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

5 stars!

Read a book with a red cover

5 stars!

 

 

 

Jane P -- 3 Complete

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars! Gives us insight into what the lives of Syrians are like.  

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!  V.I Warshawsky remains one of my favorite characters.

Read a book of short stories

5 stars!  I enjoyed the way he brought real people into his fiction.

Diana N -- 2 Complete

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars!

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!

 

 

 

Esperanza C -- 1 Complete

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars!

 

Ana B -- 1 Complete

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!

 

 

 

Liz K -- 15 Complete

Read a book from the point of view of an animal

5 stars!  Cats writing poems with pictures...thoroughly enjoyable!

Read a book about food

5 stars!  If you want to read a book about food, THIS book is the one! I happily devoured every page!

Read a book about history

4 stars!  Alternating between 1930, 1951 and 1969, this book weaves together an enjoyable summer story! 

Read a book that you downloaded

3 stars! Kept me intrigued all the way through and left me with unanswered questions. 

Read a book about a hero

4 stars!

Read a book of short stories

4 stars!

Read a book with illustrations

4 stars!  I learned many things I wish I had known sooner!

Read a book about the environment

5 stars!  Informative and inspiring!

Read a book that scares you

4 stars!

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

5 stars!

Read a book with a NUMB3R in the title

5 stars!  Touching, funny & sweet.

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

4 stars!

Read a book by a debut author

5 stars!  Absolutely amazing!

Read a book about friendship

3 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book recommended by a librarian

5 stars!

Cody D -- 11 Complete + 1 Side Quest

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I read a book near the water!

Read a book with a bicycle on the cover

4 stars!  A lovely story about family and change.

Read a book about friendship

5 stars!

Read a book about a hero

5 stars!  Riverdale with zombies! 

Read a book that you downloaded

5 stars!

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

5 stars!  A beautiful queer love story.

Read a book by a debut author

4 stars!  Creepy fun.

Read a book by your favorite author

5 stars!

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

5 stars!  The master of Japanese horror manga.

Read a book that scares you

5 stars! Twisty, surprising, scary. 

Read a book with illustrations

4 stars!

 

 

 

Sharon B -- 7 Complete

Read a book about friendship

5 stars!  Gorgeous writing and a very realistic story.

Read a book with illustrations

3 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book recommended by a librarian

3 stars!

Read a book that scares you

5 stars!  It took a while but then I couldn't put it down!

 

 

Read a book from the Great American Read

5 stars!

Read a book by a debut author

4 stars!  Sweet, endearing, and surprising.

 

 

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

4 stars!

Gina U -- 5 Complete

Read a book by a debut author

4 stars!

Read a book with illustrations

4 stars!  Cute, inspiring.

Read a book about food

5 stars!

Read a book about friendship

4 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book about history

5 stars!  Very informative!

Carolyn M -- 4 Complete

Read a book that scares you

3 stars!

Read a book that was translated

5 stars!

Read a book with a red cover

3 stars!

Read a book about food

3 stars!

 

 

 

Leah P -- 3 Complete

Read a book with a red cover

4 stars!

 

 

 

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

4 stars!  Heartwarming, humorous, and deep.

Read a book from the Great American Read

5 stars!  This book inspires faith and makes you laugh out loud.

Sage F -- 2 Complete

Read a book that inspired a Netflix Original

4 stars!  It is a good book if you like mysteries.

 

 

Read a book about the environment

5 stars! Even if you know little about physics, you will still understand it. 

Scott B -- 1 Complete

Read a book written by an LGTBQIA author

5 stars!  A novel way ahead of it's time.

 

Jessica X -- 1 Complete

Read a book written by a person with a different ethnicity than you

5 stars!