Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination D: Read or Listen to a Digital Book 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. Each of these is available to you on Hoopla with your Mount Prospect library card — and with no waiting!
“It was late in the spring when I noticed that a girl was following me, nearly the end of May, a month that means perhaps or might be.”
by Sarai Walker
“The end of Ory’s world began with a deer.”
The Book of M
by Peng Shepherd
“You aren’t going to like me very much.”
An ideal gateway into fantasy for crime story fans, Skin Game by Jim Butcher is a thrilling heist adventure with Chicago’s only professional wizard leading the gang. Narrator James Marsters is nothing short of spellbinding in telling the smart, twisty, and witty tale of a motley crew under duress breaking into the vault of Hades for the literal Holy Grail.
Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? Enjoy this book for any one of the following categories:
A. Read a book written by a new-to-you author.
D. Read or listen to a digital book.
L. Read a book set in the Chicagoland area.
Q. Read a book of fantasy or magical realism.
From long days reading under a hot sun to curling up in the corner of a chilly library with a new book to trying to sneak a few extra pages in while you’re in line at the grocery store, we all approach reading a little differently in the summer! However, one thing remains the same. Summer is a great time for books, especially when you can win prizes for reading through your library’s adult summer reading program! Sign-up to embark on your next reading adventure today.
Want ideas for your own summer reading list? Take a look at what MPPL staff is hoping to read this summer!
by Haruki Murakami
Kill the Farm Boy
by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson
by Stephanie Garber
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
by Justina Ireland
by Sarah Winman
by Tommy Orange
Now it’s your turn! Share what you’re reading or hope to read on our 2018 Summer Reading Goodreads group or on Twitter using #MPPLreads.
Welcome to the last quarter of the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge! Looking for a home-stretch read? Choose a theme flexible enough to include a type of book you already like. Category B is Read a Book Published in the Decade You Were Born, and it offers all sorts of options.
1. Match your favorites: Do you like mysteries, romances, or another specific flavor of story? Find out what was being written in that genre when you were young. We can help!
2. Educate yourself: Choose something from that decade’s bestsellers list or that is now taught as a modern classic.
3. Made into a movie: Books-to-movies aren’t a new phenomenon. Look at famous films from your birth decade and connect a few to their original novels.
4. Browse a sampling : Below are lists for each decade to give you a place to start. Click through and find a book that entered the world around the time you did.
It’s not too late to join the Summer Reading Challenge.
Not sure how to get started? We have advice!
Share what you read and see what other people are reading using #MPPLsummer16
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