What did you think of the Summer Reading Game?

Survey: “What did you think of the Summer Reading Game?”

Please take a few moments to fill out our short survey about the Book It Around the World summer reading game, so we can make it even better next year! Thanks for playing.


What We Read in Week Six

Last day to spin the wheel, and all entries are due by Sunday August 25, 5 pm.  Here’s what we read in the final stretch.


  • The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
  • A Colder Kind of Death Gail Bowen
  • Embassytown China Mieville
  • Tinkers Paul Harding
Customer Picks

  • Vintage Design Workshop: Knitting Techniques for Modern Style Geraldine Warner
  • Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic Peter Green & Rory Jones
  • Sh*t My Dad Says Justin Halpern
  • Destined to Fly Indigo Bloome
  • The Overlook Michael Connelly
  • The Borgias Alexandre Dumas
  • House at Riverton Kate Morton
  • The Preacher Camilla Lackberg
  • Doomed to Repeat: The Lessons of History We’ve Failed to Learn Bill Fawcett
  • Red Sparrow Jason Matthews
  • Canadian Pie Will Ferguson
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
  • Selected Stories William Trevor
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of a Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson
  • Tripwire Lee Child
  • Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier et. al.
  • Someone Else’s Life
    Katie Dale
  • You and Your Anxious Child Anne Marie Albano
  • I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats Francesco Marciuliano
  • Joyland Stephen King
  • Boys Adrift Leonard Sax
  • The Black Prism  Brent Weeks
  • The Sentimentalists Johanna Skibsrud
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain
  • The Fire Witness Lars Kepler
  • Treachery in Death J.D. Robb
  • 9th Judgment James Patterson
  • The Runaway Jury John Grisham
  • Caught Lisa Moore
  • With Open Arms Nora Roberts
  • Second Honeymoon James Patterson
  • How Markets Fail John Cassidy
  • Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Ronald Koertge
  • 419 Will Ferguson
  • The Inconvenient Indian Thomas King
  • The Bone Bed Patricia Cornwell
  • Cannery Row John Steinbeck
  • 10th Anniversary James Patterson
  • Tinkers Paul Harding
  • And The Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
  • Visions of Magic Regan Hastings
  • Sarah’s Key Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Something Fierce Carmen Aguirre
  • Clash of Kings George R.R. Martin
  • High Profile Robert B. Parker
  • The Water’s Lovely Ruth Rendell
  • The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Alexander McCall Smith
  • Mathematics Tom Jackson
  • What Alice Forgot Liane Moriarty
  • The Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick
  • Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Brave Souls Douglas Todd
  • The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh Stephanie Laurens
Beach Reads

  • The Perfect Hope Nora Roberts
  • Silver Girl Elin Hilderbrand
  • Calico Joe  John Grisham
Bios & Memoirs

  • Wave Sonali Deraniyagala
  • Chorus of Mushrooms Hiromi Goto
  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Ann Voskamp
  • Geisha, A Life Mineko Iwasaki
  • Complete Surrender Dave Sharp
  • Dancing Lesson Cheryl Burke

  • Imperfections Bradley Somer
  • They Call Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School Bev Sellars
  • Speaking from the Bones Alan Bradley
  • Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada Will Ferguson
  • Emancipation Day Wayne Grady

  • The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham
  • 1984 George Orwell
Fantasy and Science Fiction

  • The Explorers [There is No Turning Back] James Smythe
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
    Seth Grahame-Smith
Graphic Novel

  • The Sandman: Dream Country Neil Gaiman
Historical Fiction

  • Twilight Elie Wiesel
  • In the Arms of a Marquess Katharine Ashe
  • The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie Jennifer Ashley
  • Dodger Terry Pratchett
  • The Golden Mean Annabel Lyon
  • Freddy’s War Judy Schultz


  • Radio Iris Anne-Marie Kinney

  • Pale Horses Jassy MacKenzie
  • Now You See Her Joy Fielding
  • Snow White Must Die  Nele Neuhaus
  • Into the Darkest Corner Elizabeth Haynes
Not Just for Teens

  • Where Did You Go, Bernadette? Maria Semple
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  John Boyne
  • If I Stay Gayle Forman
  • City of Bones Cassandra Clare

  • Something to Remember You By Gene Wilder
  • Mimi Lucy Ellmann
  • Marrying Up Wendy Holden
  • The Bull Rider’s Baby Brenda Minton
Sense of Place

  • Cannery Row John Steinbeck
  • Frozen in Place: An Epic Story of Survival and A Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Mitchell Zuckoff
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Deborah Moggach
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
Short Stories and Poetry

  • The Golden Apples of The Sun and Other Stories Ray Bradbury
  • The Raven Edgar Allen Poe
Travel & Adventure

  • My Mercedes is Not for Sale: From Amsterdam to Ouagadougou–An Auto-Misadventure across the Sahara Jeroen Van Bergeijk
  • Faraway Lucy Irvine
  • A Small Place Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Great Wall Julia Lovel
Staff Pick

  • How To Be Canadian  Will Ferguson
  • The Rapture of the Nerds Cory Doctorow
  • Bedtime Story  Robert J. Wiersema

What Library Staff Are Reading…

The staff at St. Albert Public Library play their own summer reading game.  Same rules–spin the wheel, read one book from the spin and one book of your choice.  Check out the books read “behind the scenes”…

Award Winners
Death with Interruptions Jose Saramago

Sense of Place

Short Stories & Poetry

Travel & Adventure

Not Just for Teens

Your Picks


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The Reinvention of Love Helen Humphreys
The Antagonist Lynn Coady
Always Looking Up Michael J. Fox
Beach Reads
Undeniably Yours Becky Wade
The Rosie Project Graeme C. Simsion
The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson
Bios & Memoirs
If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name: News from Small-town Alaska Heather Lende
The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy Seal Sniper Corps and How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen Brandon Webb
Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2 Jennifer Jordan
Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Ellen Walton Mary McDonough
Cornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights Ron Maclean
Girl Walks into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, adn A Midlife Miracle Rachel Dratch
Happy, happy, happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander Phil RobertsonLucky Man Michael J. FoxCarly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism Arthur and Carly Fleischmann
Graphic Novel
A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting Guy Delisle
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale Art Spiegelman
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Last Gleaming Joss Whedon
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Vol 1 & 2 Joss Whedon
Troublemaker Janet & Alex EvanovichHumour

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Jenny LawsonBig Girl Panties Stephanie Evanovich

Fantasy & Science Fiction
A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness
The Twinning Project Robert Lipsyte
Shades of Milk & Honey Mary Robinette Kowal
Every Boy Should Have a Man Preston L. Allen
Historical Fiction
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great Eva Stachniak
Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate Diana Wallis Taylor
Loving a Lost Lord Mary Jo Putney
Love in a Cold Climate Nancy Mitford
Doctor in Petticoats Mary Connealy
22 Britannia Road Amanda Hodgkinson
Mysteries, Thrillers & True Crime
One for the Money Janet Evanovich
The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
Sammy Keyes and the Curse of the Moustache Mary   Wendelin Van Draanen
The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith
Before I Go to Sleep S.J. Watson
The Outfit Richard Stark
Pampered to Death Laura Levine
Started Early, Took My Dog Kate AtkinsonCode Words Traci Hunter Abramson