Adult Summer Reading

Welcome back to Summer Reading at West Haven Library!

Monday, June 6th to Wednesday, August 31st.

This year, we’ve added some new ways for adults to stay engaged with reading and the Library over the summer. Click each title to check it out in your preferred format.


Born A Crime
by Trevor Noah

Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner

Yours Cruelly, Elvira
by Cassandra Peterson

Just As I Am
by Cicely Tyson

The Storyteller
by David Grohl

Unprotected: A Memoir
by Billy Porter


by Glennon Doyle


by Will Smith



12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
by Charlie Mackesy

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow

Chakra Healing: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras
by Margarita Alcantara

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
by Erik Larson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
by Don Miguel Ruiz

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
by Jay Shetty


The Book of Cold Cases
by Simone St. James

The Christie Affair
by Nina de Gramont

The Duke and I: Bridgertons Series, Book 1
by Julia Quinn

The Guncle
by Steven Rowley

A Lot Like Adíos
by Alexis Daria

Next Year in Havana
by Chanel Cleeton

The Seven Husbands Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Under the Whispering Door
by T.J. Klune

African- American

Begin Again
by Eddie S. Glaude Jr

Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Cake
by Charmaine Wilkerson

Harlem Shuffle
by Colson Whitehead

Seven Days in June
by Tia Williams

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett

Wild Women and the Blues
by Denny S. Bryce

Graphic Novels/Manga

America Chavez
by Marvel-verse

by John Layman

The Conjuring: The Lover. Issue 1-5
by David Leslie Johnson

by Sarah Anderson

The King’s Beast
by Rei Tōma

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegleman

Moon Knight
by Brian Michael Bendis

by Roy Thomas


Air Fryer Perfection
by America’s Test Kitchen

Bress ‘n’ nyam: Gullah Geechee recipes from a sixth-generation farmer
by Matthew Raiford

Coconuts & Collards
by Von Diaz

My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!
by Hannah Hart

My Greek Table
by Diane Kochilas

The Pepper Thai Cookbook
by Pepper Teigen

The Quick Fix Kitchen
by Tia Mowry

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food
by Hsiao-Ching Chou

YA Novels

One of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus

by Victoria Shwab

Iron Widow
by Xiran Jay Zhao

by Alice Oseman

She Gets the Girl
by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

The Hawthorne Legacy
by Jennifer Barnes

These Violent Delights
by Chloe Gong

You’ve Reached Sam
by Dustin Thao

International Authors

Dial A for Aunties
by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The House of Spirits
by Isabel Allenda

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Spy
by Paulo Coehlo

Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan

Us Against You
by Fredrik Backman

Velvet was the Night
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Books About Places in CT

Abandoned Connecticut
by J.R. Washburn

City of West Haven: Village to Town
by Dan Shine

Connecticut Beer
by Will Siss

Connecticut, off the Beaten Path
by Cindi Pietrzyk

Connecticut Curiosities
by Susan Campbell

Savin Rock
by Edith Reynolds

The Legendary Toad’s Place
by Brian Phelps

Unique eats and eateries of Connecticut
by Mike Urban