Happy Monday! Despite the sunny but brisk weather, summer is on my mind. Specifically, summer reading. I will be spending the rest of the week putting the finishing touches on my weekly prize baskets. I have brag a little because my baskets are looking really good! Summer reading at the library is so easy: 1. sign up at the Reference Desk (we will give you an awesome gift just for putting your name on a clipboard. It doesn’t get much easier than that folks.) 2. Read or listen to books. Any books. 3. Fill out a slip for each book you read or listen to and drop it in the contest box at the AV desk (make sure you pick the right box! The teen box is at the back desk). 4. Cross your fingers that you will win a weekly prize!
Need some reading suggestions? Check out the selection of Beneath the Surface reads on the display cart by the Teen Room.
I loved The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy. It’s even better than the first one, with lots of silly humor, misadventures, surprising developments and more! I also loved Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower. So much. So lovely. The Magicians by Lev Grossman was not what I was expecting, but it ended up growing on me enough that I want to find out what happens next. The Rules by Stacey Kade was also a bit of a surprise. I really enjoyed it, but if you are looking for intense alien action, you won’t find a ton here. I will definitely be picking up the next one. Lady Almina by Fiona Carnarvon was a nice audio and perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. Finally, I finished For the Good of Mankind? by Vicki O. Wittenstein. I had an e-galley of this nonfiction title. I need to work on a review, but it was an interesting look at the history of human medical experimentation.
In the car I have the current Prinz winner, In Darkness by Nick Lake. I admit that I was not very interested in this title before, but now feel obligated to check it out. The narrator is wonderful and two discs in I am starting to get into the story. I have Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini on Playaway. So far, I am not impressed, but since it is a fall book club selection I will carry on.
I am working on an e-galley of Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. It is so unusual and I am really enjoying it. Tonight I plan to start Someday Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.
I never can tell what book I will want to read next, but I have been slacking on my series so I would like to read either the final Bad Girls book by Katie Alender and/or another Stephanie Plum. Or maybe I will read something totally different. Who knows?!