If you are digging into any great books this summer or have titles you highly recommend, Saratoga Reads wants to hear from you. As the community reading program gears up for its ninth year, organizers are seeking nominations for the year's book of choice.
Nominations should be works of prose such as novels, short stories, memoirs, non-fiction works, and biographies. The suggested books must be readily available in paperback and capable of inspiring community participation and dialogue.
"Each year, we urge members of the public to nominate titles they think would be super reads for our community," said Lauren Cohen, coordinator of the Saratoga Reads Selection Advisory Group. "We are looking for books that can stimulate lively discussion for a wide audience. Don't forget that the selection must be engaging enough to win a community-wide vote."
Enter your nomination on line here. In addition, a nomination box is located at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The deadline for nominations is August 24.
The Selection Advisory Group will work through the summer and early fall to read and discuss the suggested titles, and to develop a list of the top choices for the year.
Saratoga Reads will announce a ballot of the top five titles on October 1 and will then open the selection process up to a public vote through the month of October. The winning book will be announced in early November.
Saratoga Reads is a community-based organization dedicated to creating an extensive and shared conversation for a range of age groups. The program centers on community-wide reading of a single book, one compelling enough to inspire lively conversation and diverse educational and cultural activities. To inspire young readers, the organization each year produces a list of junior companion books for a range of reading levels.
Saratoga Reads is a Skidmore College–Saratoga collaboration.