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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

Summer Reading: It’s Showtime at Your Library!

At long last summer is here, and with it comes Summer Reading! All you need to do is sign up and start reading, and you will be on your way to a summer of treats and possible prizes!

Summer Reading picture

This is how it works. If you are in the library, simply come to the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk and we will sign you up. You can also sign up from home by clicking here. When you sign up you will receive a reading log in which to record your book titles. (You can print the log from home by clicking here.)

We have 18 different reading categories to chose from, all related to our theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library.” After you read one book, stop by the desk to get a raffle ticket and a small treat. After you read two additional books, stop by the desk to get two more raffle tickets and another small prize. Three books is all you need to be eligible for our Grand Prize Drawing! You can earn up to ten raffle tickets in all.

Not sure what to read? In addition to our knowledgeable staff, we have binders full of suggestions for each category. We also have our collection of Staff Anticipated Reads. With over 40 titles, there is sure to be something for every reading palate. Be sure to check back on the blog for inspirations throughout the program, which runs through July 31st.

 

Staff Picks: Anticipated Summer 2019 Reads

the word summer written in the sand along the shore
Summer Reading begins on June 1st! If you need ideas for how to spend those long hours at the beach, beside the pool, or on vacation, here are a number of titles you may want to bring along with you.
While planning your summer reading list, take a look at what our MPPL staff is hoping to read this summer!
Chelsea
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

The Last Time I Saw You book coverThe Last Time I Saw You
by Liv Constantine

Chelsea
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

How Not to Die Alone book coverHow Not to Die Alone
by Richard Roper

 

Rachel
South Branch

The Water Museum book coverThe Water Museum
by Luis Alberto Urrea

Rachel
South Branch

David and Goliath book coverDavid and Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell

Carolyn
Circulation services

The Churchill Woman book coverThe Churchill Woman
by Stephanie Barron

Carolyn
Circulation services

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book coverMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
by John Berendt

Andrea
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

With the Fire on High book coverWith the Fire on High
by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Andrea
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Other Words for Smoke book coverOther Words for Smoke
by Sarah Maria Griffin

Nancy
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

the leavers book coverThe Leavers
by Lisa Ko

Nancy
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Daisy Jones and the Six book coverDaisy Jones and the Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

Emily W.
Circulation Services

City of Girls book coverCity of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Emily W.
Circulation Services

The Priory of Orange Trees book coverThe Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon

Marsha
Youth Services

Beneath the Tamarind Tree book coverBeneath the Tamarind Tree
by Isha Sesay

Marsha
Youth Services

The Unbreakables book coverThe Unbreakables
by Lisa Barr

Karen H.
Registration Services

Witchmark book coverWitchmark
by C. L. Polk

 

Karen H.
Registration Services

Middlegame book coverMiddlegame
by Seanan McGuire

Abby W.
Fiction Av/Teen Services

The Night Diary book coverThe Night Diary
by Veera Hiranandani

 

Abby W.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

A Sorcery of Thorns book coverA Sorcery of Thorns
by Margaret Rogerson

Erin
Youth services

The Library Book book coverThe Library Book
by Susan Orlean

Erin
Youth Services

The Great Believers book coverThe Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

 

Janine
Circulation Services

99 Percent Mine book cover99 Percent Mine
by Sally Thorne

Janine
Circulation Services

The Lake House book coverThe Lake House
by Kate Morton

 

Allison N.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Foolish Hearts book coverFoolish Hearts
by Emma Mills

Allison N.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Disappearing Earth book coverDisappearing Earth
by Julia Phillips

Kelda
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Becoming book coverBecoming
by Michelle Obama

Kelda
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Circe book coverCirce
by Madeline Miller

Jenny
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Foundryside book coverFoundryside
by Robert Jackson Bennett

Jenny
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

How to Write an Autobiograhical Novel book coverHow to Write an Autobiographical Novel
by Alexander Chee

Maria P.
Collection services

where'd you go Bernadette book coverWhere’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

Maria P.
Collection services

The Library Book book coverThe Library Book
by Susan Orlean

 

Denise
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Where the Crawdads Sing book coverWhere the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Denise
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Fix Her Up book coverFix Her Up
by Tessa Bailey

Donna S.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

The Identicals book coverThe Identicals
by Elin Hilderbrand

Donna S.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Deep Harbor book coverDeep Harbor
by Fern Michaels

Cathleen
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Mouthful of Birds book coverMouthful of Birds
by Samanta Schweblin

 

Cathleen
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Bowlaway book coverBowlaway
by Elizabeth McCracken

Liz
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Pride Prejudice and Other Flavors book coverPride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
by Sonali Dev

Liz
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs book coverThe Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
by Katherine Howe

Kelly W.
Collection services

The Bride Test book coverThe Bride Test
by Helen Hoang

Kelly W.
Collection Services

The Farm book coverThe Farm
by Joanne Ramos

 

Donna C.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

Fumbled book coverFumbled
by Alexa Martin

Donna C.
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

The Moment of Lift book coverThe Moment of Lift
by Melinda Gates

john
Fiction/AV/Teen Services

the raven boys book coverThe Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater