Wow! It has been two full weeks since I last blogged! Since I’ve been gone we gave away two more awesome summer reading baskets. This week’s winner is taking home a tie dye kit, the movie The Outsiders, some books, candy, and more. Next week’s basket has some funky duct tape, The Big Bang Theory pens, candy, books, and more! Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and get busy reading so you can enter the drawing!
Before I get to my own reading list, I have to mention that Wednesday, July 16 will be the second annual Luau on the Lawn at the Library. Students finishing grades 5-8 should join us at 2pm for fun games (Musical Beach Blankets and water balloon tossing, anyone?), snacks (we’ll have smoothies, watermelon, and candy), and even an Iron Chef competition. Not interested in competing? We’ll have Rainbow Looms and bands handy for you to get crafty.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
- The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker is a page-turner of a mystery. I couldn’t put this one down.
- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown is the inspirational story of the 1936 U.S. Olympic crew team. Fantastic audio!
- In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang is a yet-to-be-released graphic novel about a teenaged girl and her experience with a multiplayer roleplaying game.
- Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich is the latest installment in the Stephanie Plum saga. It is exactly what I have come to expect from these novels. They are my summer fluff reading.
- The Girl With a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson is another mystery/thriller. It wasn’t my favorite, but the audio was engaging.
- Bad Medicine, vol. 1 by Nunzio DeFilippis is the first volume in a new graphic novel series that pairs an eccentric doctor and a NYPD detective as they investigate a seemingly impossible medical phenomenon. It was pretty good and I will be watching to see where the series goes.
- Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter is the first in a series about a camp for supernatural teens. I am still not sure how I feel about this one. I was disappointed with the world building. Mostly this was a romance with a love-triangle, set at a camp. I will most likely stop here.
- Animorphs: The Invasion by Katherine Applegate is the first in the wildly popular middle grade series. I am looking for a book that will interest my soon-to-be second grade nephew. He loves animals, music, trucks and tool. He is quite well-rounded in his interests, but doesn’t have the patience to sit for long while being read to. I’ll gladly take suggestions for books his mom can read to him!