For many of us, summer gives us the chance to read those books we’ve been wanting to read but just haven’t had the time to get to during the rest of the year. While you’re compiling your own summer reading list, you might want to peruse the Popular Reading Collection on the third floor of the library (directly opposite the elevator) and check out a few. There’s something for everyone there!
If it’s the latest bestsellers that tickle your fancy, you will find many of them in our collection (unless they have been checked out to someone else) such as Harlan Coben’s The Stranger, a stand-alone thriller from an author known for his Bolitar series; A Spool of Blue Thread by Ann Tyler, the story of four generations of a Baltimore family and their house; The Liar, the latest yarn from Nora Roberts about a man with multiple identities and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See about a German boy and a French girl during World War II.
And those are just the fiction bestsellers. You’ll also find a wide range of popular nonfiction like Dead Wake, Eric Larson’s account of the sinking of the Lusitania; David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell’s take on how disadvantages can work in one’s favor and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild which is one of several movie tie-in books in the collection, a couple of others being Still Alice and Foxcatcher.
Speaking of movies, the library has an extensive film collection which is just steps away from the Popular Reading shelves. Check out a movie or two for those rainy days. You can also check out computer games or even board games from the library. When was the last time you played Risk?
Beach or hammock reading, rainy day reading or viewing from among mystery series, fantasy series, award-winning novels, humor, biography, and history are all waiting for you at the library. Enjoy the summer!