roswell reads

A Community-wide
Reading Event


The Roswell Reads book for 2018 is Burial for a King by Rebecca Burns.

For more information on the book, the author, and supporting programs,  read the Friends' December newsletter.
      For questions or more information, please e-mail us at



The Roswell Reads Committee gratefully acknowledges our sponsors:
The City of Roswell
Friends of the Roswell Library
Friends of the East Roswell Library
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Roswell and East Roswell Library
Roswell Rotary



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Roswell Reads, twelve years strong, brings a variety of literature and accompanying programs to the community. Programs, usually held in January, February and March, may include book discussions, panel discussions, a photo contest, writing workshops, and other programs relevant to the themes in the book. The highlight is a Literary Luncheon with the author of the current Roswell Reads selection.



2017 - The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene
2016 - What Stands in a Storm by Kim Cross
2015 - The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
2014 - Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
2013 - Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall
2012 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
2011 - My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
2010 - Outcasts United: A Refugee Soccer Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
2009 - Them by Nathan McCall
2008 - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
2007 - The Valley of Light by Terry Kay
2006 - Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam



Roswell Reads ... a City Reading is the shared experience that Roswell residents have when they come together as a community to read and discuss a common book. This community-building event involves people in reading and talking about issues and ideas presented in a book they have all read. 
      The book chosen should have strong characters and present themes that address the human condition. Authors from the Southeast are strongly considered. The book should appeal to adults and teens alike as well as people of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds who live in Roswell. If possible, we choose a complementary book for children so that a younger audience can also be involved.