Check It Out Category: Summer Reading Programs

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

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

Favorite Books Discovered This Summer

Our Summer Reading participants discovered the following gems this June and July. Though the official Summer Reading Program is over, the warmth and sunshine of summer continues, so if you’re looking for a great book try one of these fellow patron suggestions:

The Strange Library
by Haruki Murakami
In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.
Dear Mister Rogers: Does It Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood?
by Fred Rogers
In this collection of letters and replies, Mister Rogers encourages parents, grandparents, and teachers to cherish the questions and comments that come from their children.
Finders Keepers
by Stephen King

King’s instantly riveting story about vengeful reader John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades.
Under the Never Sky
by Veronica Rossi
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
by Ruth Emmie Lang
Raised by wolves after being orphaned in childhood, Weylyn Grey, a man with astonishing powers, is evaluated by the people who care or wonder about him.
An American Family
by Khizr Khan
This inspiring memoir by a Gold Star parent is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why–especially in these tumultuous times–we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.
After Anna
by Lisa Scottoline
Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie’s daughter Anna moves in with them.
Encore Provence
by Peter Mayle
Peter Mayle is back in his beloved Provence, celebrating his homecoming by sharing with us a whole new feast of adventures, discoveries, hilarities, and culinary treats, liberally seasoned with a joyous mix of Gallic characters.

Summer Reading: Last Call for Entries

Today is the final day to enter your raffle tickets for Summer Reading! Where has reading taken you?

Did you journey to another country or read about someone’s travels or did you stay close to home?

Did you meet amazing people or find new friends or learn something about someone you thought you knew?

Whether you adventured with abandon or trekked a familiar path, we’d love to hear which books you discovered this summer. Stop by the desk to share your favorites!

Summer Reading: Destination E – Read a Book of 150 Pages or Less

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination E: Read a Book of 150 Pages or Less 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.

“While this walking tour will cover a distance of only three city blocks, the compilers of this guide book suggest, based on our experience, that tourists and the curious be prepared to devote an entire day to it; there will be much to see and experience in your walk.”

A Walking Tour of the Shambles by Neil Gaiman

 

 

 

 

“In the department of — but it is better not to mention the department. There is nothing more irritable than departments, regiments, courts of justice and, in a word, every branch of public service.”

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

 

 

 

 

Very Good Lives book cover

“The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honor, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight.”

Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.”

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

 

“Ennis del Mar wakes before five, wind rocking the trailer, hissing in around the aluminum door and window frames.”

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx