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Summer Reading 2013

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Register for the Adult Summer Reading Program 2013 at the 2nd floor Reference Desk and start lining up those groundbreaking summer reads to win some fun prizes!

June 1st-July 31st

Adult Summer Reading Literary Trivia Question of the Week

Week 1

Despite their very different genres, what do the books "The Hunger Games", "To Kill a Mockingbird", and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" have in common?

  • Written in the first person
  • Cannibalism themes
  • Female author
  • Time travel themes

Week 2

"Native Son" tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young African American living in desperate poverty in 1930s Chicago. He takes a job as a chauffeur with a rich family and soon a terrible incident occurs in which a young women is killed. This novel, published in 1940, became an immediate best-seller and made the author world-famous. Who is the author?

  • Wallace Stegner
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Richard Wright
  • Langston Hughes

Week 3

What do the books "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Mrs. Dalloway" and "The Old Man and The Sea" have in common?

  • 19th century British fiction
  • Authors who committed suicide?
  • 20th century American fiction
  • Authors who lived to be 100

Week 4

"Silent Spring", "Diary of a Young Girl" and "The Interpretation of Dreams" are all woks of non-fiction.

  • True or False?

Week 5

What do "The Scarlet Letter", "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "The Crucible" have in common?

  • Set in WWII
  • Works of non-fiction
  • Death of the main character
  • Romantic novels

Week 6

In J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" there is a young man who has been expelled from his boarding school and decides to run away before he is scheduled to go home. He spends a few eventful days in New York City among the "phonies". What is the young man's name?

  • Ward Stradlater
  • Holden Caulfield
  • Harry Potter
  • Robert Ackley

Week 7

The literary works "Peter Pan, "Lost Horizon" and "The Hobbit" all have what in common?

  • Fictional works based on wartime events
  • Fantasy wolds created by the author
  • Children as the central character
  • Pirates as a main character