Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Reading 2013

Summer is the perfect time to lose yourself in a great book! Check out these lists for the best books to read this summer, or better yet, ask your Holman Librarian for a personalized recommendation!

Featuring: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell 
This debut novel begins as an enjoyable story of a young woman who is a typist in a New York City police precinct in the 1920s, but her life is suddenly interrupted by the dramatic introduction of a new typist who changes everything.

Featuring: Doll Bones by Holly Black
Three friends take a journey to bury a haunted object and along with it, perhaps, their shared make-believe world. But hopefully not. Because what’s scarier than a possessed china doll? Being a grownup. Shudder. 

Featuring: One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
Previous book This is Where I Leave You available at GRCC
Drew Silver is dying in many ways: his marriage has been over for years, his ex-wife is getting remarried, his career as a drummer is long past, his 18-year-old daughter is pregnant, and he has a life-threatening heart condition, but the result is hilarious.

Featuring: Someone Could Get Hurt by Drew Magary
In Someone Could Get Hurt, Magary reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America.

Featuring: Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Twin sisters Kate and Violet have the ability to foresee future events; when Violet publicly predicts a devastating earthquake, Kate struggles with her discomfort over their abilities.

What are YOU going to read this Summer? Tell us in the comments!


Haley said...

I'm reading The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn From Traditional Societies by Jared Diamond.

Michael R.Wood said...

"Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America" By Gary Wills.

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