Posted by: montclairlibrary | July 10, 2012

Summer reading recommendations part umpteen

This week, Real Simple magazine weighs in with 31 books its readers recommend for summer reading, from classics to vampire romances. Some highlights from the list available at the Montclair branch:

Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares (YA)
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
World Without End by Ken Follett
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Dune Road by Jane Green
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Just Kids by Patti Smith
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Going on a roadtrip? Listen to Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory or Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife on CD.

Summer reading - photo from Real SimpleAnd remember, if the Montclair branch doesn’t have a book, chances are it’s available somewhere in the OPL system – it’s super-easy to request a book online and have it delivered right to the Montclair branch for pickup.

And if you’d like to discuss books with others but don’t have time for a full-time book club, check out Real Simple‘s virtual No-Obligation Book Club. Read a book and discuss online with Real Simple‘s editors and readers. Every month a different book is featured, but you can go back and comment on older discussions or previous books, so you’re never behind. Currently they’re reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

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