Well, it’s officially summer now – and with that comes time spent by the pool, on vacation or maybe even a few “sick days” spent at home. With that in mind, we brought in three local book experts to give us suggestions of their top summer reads.
We’re focusing on books for adults this time around but, in a few weeks, we’ll also discuss children’s book recommendations.
You can find links to each book discussed below, but our guest from Left Bank Books made this handy list as well.
Listen to the full discussion, with descriptions, here:
Here are their recommendations:
Jennifer Ohzourk, Second Floor Manager at the Central Library, St. Louis Public Library
1. "The People We Hate at the Wedding," by Grant Ginder.
2. "Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine," by Gail Honeyman.
4. "The Marriage Pact: A Novel," by Michelle Richmond. Coming out in July.
Shane Mullen, Event Host and Reading Group Coordinator, Left Bank Books
1. "The Day I Died," by Lori Rader-Day.
2. "Beartown," by Fredrick Backman.
3. "The Almost Sisters," by Joshilyn Jackson.
4. "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual," by Luvvie Ajayi.
5. "Arrowood," by Laura McHugh.
6. Bonus: "The Lying Game," by Ruth Ware (coming out in July).
Jennifer Alexander, Collection Development Specialist, St. Louis County Library
1. "Most Improved Sophomore," by Kevin Killeen.
2. "American Eclipse," by David Baron.
3. "Anything is Possible," by Elizabeth Strout.
4. "Never Let Me Go," by Kazuo Ishiguro.
5. "Speaking American: How y'all, youse, and you guys talk: a visual guide," by Josh Katz.
We also asked for YOUR recommendations. Here's what you shared with us:
1. Ann, a caller: "The Mirror Thief," by Martin Seay.
3. Dave, on Facebook: "The Girls," by Emma Cline.
— Heather B. (@HeatheRoseBee13) June 21, 2017
We have staff enjoying Brown Girl Dreaming and Hillbilly Elegy, but also recommend the @amightygirl book lists - for any age!
— GirlsOnTheRun STL (@gotrstl) June 21, 2017
Friday (Robt Heinlein). The Yid (Glassberg?). Playing to the Edge (Gen. Mike Hayden). Canticle for Liebowitz (Miller). Mr & Mrs North series
— Robyn M. Schrager (@rmsoriginal) June 20, 2017
Do you have a book we should add to the list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @stlonair.
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