Summertime- and the Reading is Easy

Summer will soon be upon us and that means a starter list of recommended reads from our library staff! Whether it’s in traditional format or an eBook, we hope you’ll take our suggestions, check-out and enjoy one of the titles below. Also, if YOU have any suggestions for titles to keep us entertained while sitting surfside, lounging by the pool or happily ensconced in a hammock – please post them. We’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Leslie C. – Main Library Circulation Department recommends…

 liarThe Liar by Nora Roberts – When Shelby suddenly loses her husband in a boating accident, long hidden secrets from his past, threaten her present. She is finding out her husband was not as he seemed to be. 

memory manMemory Man by David Baldacci – Amos Decker is a police detective that must use his perfect memory to solve his own family’s murder. 

mercedesMr. Mercedes by Stephen King – At a job fair a lone driver plows through a crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes…

This is the first of a trilogy; the next installment comes out in June!!! I can’t wait!

Pam W. – Park Branch recommends…

empressAllison Pataki’s new book the Accidental Empress is a good summer read. Biographical fiction about the Empress Elisabeth (“Sisi”) gives the reader a sense of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the 19th century.  Family, romance and intrigue are only a part of the story.

Kate K. – Main Library Public Relations Department recommends…

angelI would recommend any of the Rogue Angel books by Alex Archer.  They are loosely based in history or legends and feature a lot of adventure.  Annja Creed is an archeologist who also hosts a TV show called Chasing History’s Monsters to help fund her expeditions.  One fateful day, she comes into contact with a piece of Joan of Arc’s broken sword.  She doesn’t know what she has but someone does and he wants it.  When her piece is stolen by a man named Roux, she tracks him down and learns that he has collected all of the pieces.  During an argument between the two, she touches the piece she had found.  There is a flash of light and somehow she is holding Joan’s newly intact sword. Confused, she drops it and it disappears.  Soon she learns that it is a part of her and she can call it anytime she needs it.  Roux tells her that it was Joan’s sword and she must use it to protect the innocent.

Allison P. – Main Library Public Relations Department recommends…

ewanLong Way Round: Chasing Shadows Around the World by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman – Friends McGregor and Boorman undertake an epic motorcycle journey across Europe and Asia, (and after flying over the Pacific) crossing North America to finally end up in New York.  Nothing will make you want to get out and see the world (both near and far) more than stories they share of the people they meet and places they see in this 20,000 mile, 4 month endeavor.

wodehouseThe Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse – When Bertie Wooster pays a visit to Totleigh Towers to settle a lovers’ quarrel, little does he know that he’ll end up in a plot to steal a valuable, silver cow creamer from his host (in order to place it in his uncle’s collection), all the while trying to avoid getting pummeled by would be dictator, Roderick Spode and his Black Shorts.  Leave it to Jeeves, the reliable, intelligent butler, to save the day on all fronts.  This is Wodehouse at his hilarious best!

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