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GR Reads...10 Books, 26 Events

GR Reads...10 Books, 26 Events

The Grand Rapids Public Library's annual GR Reads, a summer reading program for adults, runs through August 31. Participants can read any of the ten selected books and participate in 26 free programs throughout the summer. Programs include cooking classes, movies, comic con, photowalks and more. The ten books, which include classics, thrillers, fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction, were selected to appeal to a wide range of reading tastes. The programs are both loosely and directly related to the books. 

The books:

  • The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
  • Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Rec Reading, 3rd floor)
  • Betty Ford: First Lady, advocate, survivor, trailblazer, Lisa McCubbin
  • Dopesick, Beth Macy (RC568.O45 M33 2018, fifth floor)
  • Endurance, My Year in Space, Scott Kelly
  • Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Grocery: the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman
  • My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Roomies, Christina Lauren

As you can see, Hekman Library owns just two in the list, but you can also request any of the other books through MeLCat. You can also simply go to a visiting patron library and check books on site.

- Posted June 11, 2019 by Kathy DeMey (12:34 PM)