Need Adult Summer Reading Suggestions?

Summer 2017 introduced what many referred to as the Pizza Hut Book It! program for adults.

The Kansas City Public Library's Adult Winter Reading Program migrated seasons to merge with the youth-focused Summer Reading Program, creating one great reading challenge for all ages. For the adult reading program, we encourage readers to "Push Your Shelf." Read a book outside your comfort zone; explore new reading formats such as audiobooks or eBooks; discover different titles using the Library's new online catalog; or get fresh reading suggestions by completing a Personalized Reading Profile or using the NoveList database.

Once registered and after you've read five books, you get a limited edition pint glass! 


Getting social

Patrons were asked to share their progress with us on social media using the hashtag #kcsummerreads and we loved getting caught up in the excitement as people made their way through the program. 

Suggested Reading

Library staff put together a brief guide to the many exemplary books (and authors!) that are official Push Your Shelf selections. All of these titles are available for checkout from the Library. Paperbacks, large print, ebooks, and audio formats may also be available.

The 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program also offers book discussion groups where readers may join in smart conversations about select suggested reading titles.

View the full list in our catalog >