Posted by: montclairlibrary | July 5, 2012

Summer reading recommendations for grown-ups

Photo by Flickr user Simon Cocks
It’s that time of year, and everyone from PBS’s Washington Week to UC Berkeley has released a summer reading list, featuring books from brainy to beachy. If you’re stuck for something to read for the OPL Adult Summer Reading Program, read on!

The Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS has a comprehensive book list by category, featuring books for everyone from globe-trotters to locavores.

For more options, see what they’re recommending at the New York libraries, The Huffington Post (“15 Beach Reads Worth Your Time and Money“), Indiebound.org and Amazon.com.

Some highlights in the Montclair branch collection that appear on these lists:
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


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