Summer Reading for Grown-Ups

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Summer Book Bingo

Let WFPL inspire your summer! Download our "grown-up" bingo board for reading recs and social-distance activities. We encourage you to read deeply, stay active, and chronicle your summer with lots of photos.

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Share Summer Reading and Inspire Others 📚❤️

We want to know what you’re reading this summer! Post a photo of your bingo board, current book, or any other fun summer activity on social media and tag the Library with the hashtag #WFPLSUMMER. 

We’re on Instagram (@watertownpublib), Facebook (@watertownfpl), and Twitter (@watertownpublib). If social media isn’t your thing, send photos to and we’ll share them.

Staff Recommendations

  1. Books Made into Movies
  2. Pandemic Playlist
  3. MA Authors
  4. Movies About Pandemics
  5. Listen and Laugh
  6. Legends and Myths
  7. LGBTQ Authors
  8. Black Female Authors
  9. Audiobooks Read by the Author

Books that were Made into Movies

by Emily, WFPL Reference Librarian

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (book, OverDrive eBook)

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (book, book, book, OverDrive eBook

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (book, OverDrive eBook)

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (book, OverDrive eBook

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Godfather by Mario Puzo (book, OverDrive eBook)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick (Adapted into Blade Runner) (book, OverDrive eBook)

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (book, OverDrive eBook)

True Grit by Charles Portis (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Shining by Stephen King (book, OverDrive eBook)

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (book)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson(book, OverDrive eBook)

Silver Lining’s Playbook by Matthew Quick (book, OverDrive eBook)

Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (book, OverDrive eBook)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Princess Bride by William Goldman (book, OverDrive eBook)

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (book, OverDrive eBook)

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (book, OverDrive eBook)

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