Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Midsummer Treat!

The summer semester is flying by and with it the opportunity to relax on the beach with a good book. The library is offering plenty of good reads for just such an opportunity. So don't let summer pass you by!

For starters try (for all the new books, go to the new books list):

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
The Increment: A Novel by David Ignatius
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. LeGuin
Life by Keith Richards
No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Seven Mile Beach by Tom Gilling
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess
Tuff: A Novel by Paul Beatty

This intriguing book debates the influences on intelligence from genetics to race to culture: Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count by Richard Nisbett.

To continue the bullying theme (a serious problem for many young students) from the last new books list, check out Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons.

Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran--A Journey Behind the Headlines by Scott Peterson explores Iran: the nation, the people, and the culture.

For NASCAR fans, try:
NASCAR the Complete History by Greg Fielden
NASCAR Nation: A History of Stock Car Racing in the United States by Scott Beekman

From Aphrodite to Zeus, check out 100 Characters from Classical Mythology: Discover the Fascinating Stories of the Greek and Roman Deities by Malcolm Day.

As always, this is just a few of the wonderful reads we have waiting for you. Stop by the library and check out a couple. See you soon!