Summary and Winners for Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights and Edible Books

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Hot Reads for Cold Nights and the Edible Books Contest. We had an incredibly successful month of just-for-fun reading. We hope everyone who participated had a much fun as we did.

In the end, Hot Reads for Cold Nights had 83 registered participants, who collectively read 84 books and responded 37 times to our Facebook discussion prompts. Wow!

Your Submitted Reads:

(duplicates removed)
Time Present and Time Past, Amber Spyglass, Underground Airlines, Dark Matter, Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return, An Amish Family Christmas, A Little Life, Are We Born Racist, The Nightingale, Marriage of Inconvenience, Stand in Wife, Sheik and the Christmas Bride, Bride on the Loose, In Bed with the the Devil, The Cowboys Lady, The Sheriff takes a Wife, The Midwife's Tale, Christmas Passed, And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, Pride and Prejudice, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Girl on the Train, In a Dark Dark Wood, The Stranger, Brain on Fire, Tales of the Peculiar, Night, We Should All Be Feminists, Shakespeare: The Life, The Works, The Treasures, Northanger Abbey, The Little Prince, Challenger Deep, Treasure Island, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Persuasion, Siddhartha, Anne of Green Gables, Red Badge of Courage, Heart of Darkness, Metamorphoses, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Awakening, A Raisin in the Sun, The Shivering Sands, Walking to Mercury, The Gate to Women's Country, Mask of the Enchantress, Every Bitter Thing is Sweet, Homegoing, A Lesson Before Dying, Two Thousand Seasons, Ama, Mindset, Beloved, The Kill Order, Jumpstart the World, Carrie, You Can Buy Happiness, Deadly Decisions, Throw Out Fifty Things, Resisting Happiness, Simple Matters, You Are Not So Smart, Americanah, Quiet, Get Fast! A complete guide to gaining speed wherever you ride, The China Study, True North, Brainstorm, 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life, Necessary Endings, Game of Thrones, The Vegetarian, Orhan's Inheritance, Bottomland, Burning Bright, Breakpoint, Princess Diarist,
and Infinite Awareness.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If you have feedback for improving next year's program, you are welcome to send an email to [email protected].

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Winners

Hot Reads prizes


Weekly winners:
Jennifer Folstad (Book Lover's Calendar)
Brooke Joyce (Book Lover's Calendar)
Claude Mertzenich (Book Lover's Calendar)
Emily Holm (Library earbuds)
Erin Flater (Library earbuds)
Gabrielle Blair (Library earbuds)

Grand prize winners:

Marissa Wales (Luther College sweatshirt blanket)
Violet Hatfield (handmade mittens)
Andy Hageman (Litographs totebag)

Edible Books Winners:

Edible Books contest winners


1st Place: Destiny Crider with Hop on Pop
2nd Place: Jim Buzza with And After Many Days
3rd Place: Gifty Arthur with The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle