Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer Reading Recommendations




The end of the semester is fast approaching! With exams in the rear-view mirror, will you be looking for a great vacation read or an entertaining book to fill a lazy summer afternoon? The latest showcase at the Jessup Library features summer reading suggestions of all genres: mystery, science fiction, humor, thrillers, nonfiction, romance, YA fiction, and more!

Are you fascinated by a suspenseful storyline full of twists and turns? Then try The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, or The Circle by Dave Eggers. For a real life mystery you might like The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox.

Catch up on the books that inspired recent popular films, like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio, or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

If nonfiction is more your cup of tea, the summer is a perfect time to check out new releases like Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead by David Casarett, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree, or Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.

Sometimes you just want a fun, entertaining, joy ride of a book to read over the summer—we have plenty of those too! Laugh out loud with Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Bossypants by Tina Fey, or American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage.

If you’re looking for a book but aren’t sure what to pick up next, check our Staff Picks display by the circulation desk, or just ask a librarian for a suggestion! Happy Summer (Reading)!