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Summer Reading: Category C, Read a Book by an Author Who Wasn’t Born in the United States

Summer Reading has begun, and It’s Showtime at MPPL! If you are looking for a book that fits one of the specific categories, check this blog for suggestions throughout the months of June and July! You can also stop by the library to see our binders of additional suggestions. Enjoy the show!

These are suggestions for CATEGORY C: READ A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR WHO WASN’T BORN IN THE UNITED STATES:

Small Country book coverSmall Country
by Gael Faye
Tell Me You're Mine.jpegTell Me You’re Mine
by Elisabeth Noreback
by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

Killing Commendatore book coverKilling Commendatore
by Haruki Murakami
by Isabel Allende

Summer Reading: Category I, Read a Book Chosen for its Cover

Summer Reading has begun, and It’s Showtime at MPPL! If you are looking for a book that fits one of the specific categories, check this blog for suggestions throughout the months of June and July! You can also stop by the library to see our binders of additional suggestions. Enjoy the show!

These are suggestions for CATEGORY I: READ A BOOK CHOSEN FOR A COVER:

The Shape of the Ruins book coverThe Shape of the Ruins
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
by Lisa See

 

It Book CoverIt
by Stephen King
by Yuval Taylor

Summer Reading: Category R, Read a Book Written by a Musician or a Book about Music

Summer Reading has begun, and It’s Showtime at MPPL! If you are looking for a book that fits one of the specific categories, check this blog for suggestions throughout the months of June and July! You can also stop by the library to see our binders of additional suggestions. Enjoy the show!

These are suggestions for CATEGORY R: READ A BOOK WRITTEN BY A MUSICIAN OR A BOOK ABOUT MUSIC:

The Weight of a Piano book coverThe Weight of a Piano
by Chris Cander
by Lorna Landvik

 

Beastie Boys Book book coverBeastie Boys Book
by Michael Diamond
2 A.M.at the Cat's Pajamas book cover2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas
by Marie-Helene Bertino
by James Sullivan

Summer Reading: Category B, Read a Book that Can Fit into the Noir Genre

Summer Reading has begun, and It’s Showtime at MPPL! If you are looking for a book that fits one of the specific categories, check this blog for suggestions throughout the months of June and July! You can also stop by the library to see our binders of additional suggestions. Enjoy the show!

These are suggestions for CATEGORY B: READ A BOOK THAT CAN FIT INTO THE NOIR GENRE:

Devil in a Blue Dress book coverDevil in a Blue Dress
by Walter Mosley
Dope book coverDope
by Sara Gran
by Fuminori Nakamura

 

One for Our Baby book coverOne for Our Baby
by John Sandrolini
by Lisa Brackmann

Summer Reading: Category L, Books You Saw in a Movie or T.V. Show

Summer Reading has begun, and It’s Showtime at MPPL! If you are looking for a book that fits one of the specific categories, check this blog for suggestions throughout the months of June and July! You can also stop by the library to see our binders of additional suggestions.           Enjoy the show!

These are suggestions for CATEGORY L: READ A BOOK YOU SAW SOMEONE READING IN A MOVIE OR ON TV:

The NotebookThe Notebook book cover by Nicholas Sparks
Seen in the movie The Notebook

 

 

 

 

 

Corelli’s MandolinCorelli's Mandolin book cover by Louis de Bernieres
Seen in the movie Notting Hill

 

 

 

 

Fates and FuriesFates and Furies book coverby Lauren Groff
Seen in the tv series Grace and Frankie

 

 

 

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks book cover by Rebecca Skloot
Seen in the movie Annihilation

 

 

 

 

The Orchid ThiefThe Orchid Thief book cover by Susan Orlean
Seen in the movie Adaptation

 

 

 

 

 

The Savage DetectivesThe Savage Detectives book cover by Roberto Bolano
Seen in the movie Now You See Me

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