Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer reading recommendations

Adults in the summer reading program have filled out many Recommended Read entries, sharing books they've read and enjoyed over the summer. Each week, several entries are randomly pulled to win a $10 Target gift card. Here is a sampling of recommendations for you to check out!

Keith recommends The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry:

"An exciting trip through the history of Lincoln and the Mormon church. Just the right mix of fact, fiction, and action."
Shannon recommends Summer Sisters by Judy Blume:

"It is a fun, fast read. Takes you back to your first times: best friends, loves and losses. Reminds me of times of freedom, possibilities were endless -- nothing was off limits."
Jennifer recommends The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle:

"I love the series! The main characters are smart and savvy. I loved the reveal at the end that tied the mystery up in a neat package. I look forward to the next one."
Debbie recommends I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark:

"Good whodunnit. Lots of possible suspects. Keeps you guessing. Fun summer read."

Judy recommends The Skin Collector by Jeffrey Deaver:

"Just when you think you know the outcome, Jeffrey Deaver twists the plot."
Louise recommends The Circle by Dave Eggers:

"Do you wonder what will happen to the world when 'everyone' has instant communication with everyone else? Eye opener!"
Sue recommends Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford:

"Interesting scenario of the Asian community in Seattle during the 1920s and 30s. The story was compelling and touching and addressed decisions made and regretted. Your heart goes out to the characters in both sadness and triumph."
Melissa recommends Tempting Fate by Jane Green:

"It's a realistic portrayal of relationships and how easy it can be to be led astray, even when you never thought it was possible."
Mary Beth recommends Mary Poppins, She Wrote by Valerie Lawson:

"Great story about a character origin from my youth. P.L. Travers had a hard life and it took Walt Disney 20 years to talk her into the movie version -- amazing (so glad he did)."
Kathleen recommends Wonder by R.J. Palacio:

"My 5th grader recommended me to read this book and it was REALLY good! It was so heart-felt, sad, and funny. It's a good book at any age!"
Jackie recommends The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schawlbe:

"It was an amazing story and I got a lot of suggestions from them on what to read."