Ah, summer. Whether you’re working on your tan or catching some Z’s, a good book is always a great addition to throw into your beach bag. If you’re looking for something to read as you lounge on the sand, here are some great choices! And if you’re stuck at home this summer, worry not! These books also do well on solid ground!
Make sure you sign up for our Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 10 to August 10, for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a morgue? Want to know what uses science has for human cadavers? You might have a case of what’s been dubbed “morbid curiosity,” or a fascination with the macabre. Inspired by this month’s Get Lit! Book Club pick, here are a few morbidly curious nonfiction titles that approach death from a unique, fresh perspective.
Summer is winding down, but are you still looking for something to read? Here are some of the books patrons rated highly in the summer reading program and what they had to say.
God Help the Child
“This is Toni Morrison’s latest book and it is, like all of her novels, amazing. The story is set in modern day and is riveting. I could not put it down.”
“I have a new favorite author!”
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Sarah Addison Allen
“I love the novels that this author writes! This is one of my favorites because it combines magic with small town living. Where two women and a town are healing from a tragic event from the past. It also combines a bit of romance in with the mystery of that tragic event.”
The Light Between Oceans
“This book grabs your attention and holds it until the very last page. It took me two days to read, and I loved every minute of it. The way it’s written makes it seem like a fairytale, but the actual storyline is touching and sad. Highly recommend.”
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
“Incredibly inspirational and poignant read. Highly recommend to everyone. Gives a detailed description of history in Pakistan, of her life, and of her movement to have widespread education.”
The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown
“Super! Excellent education about crew, (history, boats, important persons involved in development), fine and in depth development of individuals, highs & lows…highly recommend!”