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Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:17 PM by Angela Salgado
Summer’s finally here and hopefully reading is among the relaxing activities you plan to squeeze into this short season. Whether you are reading at the lake, by the pool or possibly even in a cabana by the ocean (lucky you!), here’s a list of light summer reads I would recommend for relaxation and entertainment. Most of these are available in paperback, which is great for toting along on your summer fun. Click on the title to see the book in our catalog.
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang - From the USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart. Also available in large print format.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren - For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Also available in e-book through Overdrive.
Mostly Dead Things by Kristen N. Arnett - Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes - Evvie and Dean, the man renting the apartment behind her house, have one rule: Evvie won't ask about Dean's flagging major league baseball career and Dean won't ask about Evvie's dead husband. But when that rule gets broken, they realize they might need each other to reckon with their pasts and make peace with the future.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.
Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden - A workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. This perspective-hopping debut follows teachers at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca - Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
Tag(s): summer, recommendations, paperback, chick lit, beach reads
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan
the 1970s, a Stanford psychologist and seven other people went
undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of the
psychiatry’s labels. Only released from the asylums when they’d ‘proven’
their sanity, their mission changed our understanding of madness
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
‘the most dangerous of all Allied spies’ by the Gestapo, Virginia Hall
was the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and—despite her
prosthetic leg—helped to light the flame of the French Resistance.
Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow and Nathan Whitaker
University of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for
the Denver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tells the story of
his faith, life, and career in football.
Life After Suicide by Jennifer Ashton
memoir and part comforting guide, Jennifer opens up about the suicide
of her ex-husband and includes stories of others with the hope that her
experience and words can inspire those faced with the unthinkable to
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Tag(s): overdrive, kindle, fiction, e-books, book notes
Posted on May 27, 2020 at 9:10 AM by Angela Salgado
These are all e-books and can be accessed through our Overdrive library. Email or call us for help getting started with e-materials.
After witnessing a school bus accident, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been. Watching her children making parenting mistakes themselves and her grandchildren grow, Astrid wonders who gets to decide what apologies really count?
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
This biography about George Washington—who was raised by a struggling single mother but yet never backed down, and completely changed into the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips after marrying Martha—will have readers, including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads, inhaling every page.
The Holdout by Graham Moore
When a 15-year-old girl disappears, her teacher Bobby Nock, an African American, is the prime suspect. But Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, convinces the jurors to vote not guilty, a controversial decision that will change their lives forever.
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
Micah’s meticulously organized life if thrown off-kilter when his women friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a “girlfriend”) tells him she’s facing eviction and a teenager shows up at his door claiming to be his son.