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What’s on your Summer Reading List?

Here’s a Sampling of What’s on Ours…

And share what you’re reading in the comments!


Rachel at the Shirlington Branch Library is reading…

by Liesl Shurtliff

Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.



Alex from the Web Team is listening to…

Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell

Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.


Nico at Central Library Youth Services is reading…

by C.J. Omololu

Cole is an Akhet – someone who can remember flashes of her past lives. Every new vision from her past lives helps explain who she is in this life, but she must learn to harness her unique Akhet abilities in order to understand her role in this strange new world. Sequel to Transcendence.



Francis at the Aurora Hills Branch Library is reading…

Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s
by Thomas DeBaggio

“We are foolish, those of us who think we can escape the traps of aging,” writes Tom DeBaggio. “I was one of them, dreaming of a perfect and healthy old age….Now, at fifty-eight, I realize the foolishness of my dreams as I watch my brain self-destruct from Alzheimer’s.” But with DeBaggio’s curse also came an unexpected blessing: the ability to chart the mechanics and musings of his failing mind.


Katherine at the Westover Branch Library is reading…

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard times
by Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London’s East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying.



Diane in Library Administration is reading…

Mona in the Promised Land
by Gish Jen

Mona goes to temple, loves pickles, is boy-crazy, worries about getting into the right college and keeping up with her over-achieving sister, and wishes her parents were less strict. Her equally Jewish Westchester classmates hardly notice what everyone else finds hard to forget: Mona may be Jewish by choice (and voice) and American by nationality, but her surname is Chang and so she is considered less an expert on seders and schmaltz than China.


What are you reading? We’d love to know!


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  1. Ellen Hart says:

    maybe you should have a website with peoples suggetstions that kids want to have at the library

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