Winter Reading 2015

Suggested Readings
Recommended books for this year's Adult Winter Reading Program
Films, Discussions & Events
Presenting film screenings, Read It / Watch It discussion groups, and more!

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” ― D.H. Lawrence

Broken hearts. Bad romance. Star-crossed lovers. Rancid relationships.

The 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program features books that remind us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after.

Many of the stories in this year’s book selections not only tug at heartstrings, they bend and break them.

Get ready for a healthy pour of heartache with Love on the Rocks.

What is the Adult Winter Reading Program?

The Adult Winter Reading Program is an annual initiative of the Kansas City Public Library aimed at encouraging leisure reading among adults. Every year the program advances a different theme (such as Love on the Rocks) as a means of recommending literary classics and overlooked gems to the reading public.

Kansas City is consistently ranked among the top 10 cities nationwide in terms of Library usage*, and the Adult Winter Reading Program is just one opportunity to celebrate and reward library patrons who are helping build a community of readers!

How to Participate in Winter Reading

Read any five books between January 20 and March 20, 2015. The Kansas City Public Library has a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction titles designed to appeal to all reading interests. While our entire collection is at your disposal, readers should also feel free to browse their own shelves at home for a prized paperback or hardcover classic.

List those five books on a Reading Log, available at your local Library location or online. Return a completed Reading Log (or the printed online confirmation) to any Library location to receive your limited edition 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program tumbler glass.

Winter Reading participants will also be entered in a drawing for a NOOK GlowLight eReader.

* According to the 2010 Central Connecticut State University Study “America’s Most Literate Cities.”