Check It Out Category: Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading: Category A, Read a Book Based on a Movie/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 A: WATCH A MOVIE/SHOW BASED ON A BOOK:

Simon Birch book coverSimon Birch
based on the book A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Gone Girl DVD coverGone Girl
based on the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
based on the book The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 

Crazy Rich Asians DVD coverCrazy Rich Asians
based on the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Bel Canto DVD coverBel Canto
based on the book Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
based on the book Different Seasons by Stephen King

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
The Dragonfly Sea book coverThe Dragonfly Sea
by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Killing Commendatore book coverKilling Commendatore
by Haruki Murakami
In the Midst of Winter book coverIn the Midst of Winter
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