Summer Reading: Destination L – Read a Book Set in the Chicagoland Area

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination L: Read a Book Set in the Chicagoland Area is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“I should feel sorrier.”

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow






“Phoebe Somerville outraged everyone by bringing a French poodle and a Hungarian lover to her father’s funeral.”

It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Philips





“The heat and the tawdry sameness of the road drugged everyone to silence.”

Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky






“Nine-year-old Pharoah Rivers stumbled to his feet.”

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz






“We didn’t always live on Mango Street.”

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros