Summer Reading


Summer is a great time to catch up with family and friends over a cookout, a trip to the beach, a walk at Mackworth Island, a pool party…  it is also a great time to catch up on recreational reads.  What is the hot book this summer?  I recently posted a list of books I plan to read this summer on Facebook and enjoyed the book lists with which my friends responded.  I was delighted by a range that covered Transatlantic by Colum McCann to Us Magazine (and enjoyed discussing both on the beach during an extended family vacation.)  What I noticed, and what we are noticing at the Falmouth Memorial Library, is that there isn’t one “hot” book this summer.  While the predicted best sellers are still frequently checked out, our patrons are making some “sleepers” the books they talk about, and are finally getting to last summer’s great reads.  Our multiple copies of When We Were the Kennedys and Gone Girl are still regularly on the Hold Shelf.

Here is a short list of a variety of books getting great patron reviews:

The English Girl-Daniel Silva

Beautiful Day-Elin Hilderbrand

Joyland-Stephen King

The Bat-Jo Nesbo

Sisterland-Curtis Sittenfeld

The Engagements – J. Courteney Sullivan

VB6-Mark Bittman

The Boys in the Boat-Daniel James Brown

What are you reading at the beach?  What book do you curl up with by the camp fire?    What keeps you reading past midnight?

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