School’s out for summer and days of leisure lie ahead. Why not take advantage of the downtime to escape into a great book? SAU library owns many volumes worthy of your perusal. Need some advice on what to read? Here’s what our Library Staff recommends:
I’m reading two books right now. I am well into a print copy of Ken Follett’s World Without End, which is a sequel to one of my all time favorite reads Pillars of the Earth. I have also started listening to an audio version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. So far they are both excellent.
This is an older title, but I just love the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I am a sucker for a story that involves a dog, but Enzo is not your ordinary canine because he narrates the story and would really love to have opposable thumbs. Audio books are not a format that I usually seek out, but the narrator, Christopher Evan Welch did a marvelous job of bringing Enzo to life. To read more about this book go to http://www.garthstein.com/arr/excerpts.php
My picks would be Bossypants by Tina Fey, Happiness at Work by Jessica Pryce-Jones, American Quilts, a Democratic Art by Robert Shaw, and Google Docs 4 Everyone by Steven Holzner.
Right now, I’m reading:
Room, by Emma Donoghue
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson
One of my goals is to finally read House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. I’ve put in for an ILL!
For those that love adventure novels (and audiobooks!) I highly recommend the Bloody Jack series, narrated by Katherine Kellgrin. A fantastic young adult series, read by a fantastic actor!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
BossyPants by Tina Fey
Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Gideon’s Sword by Douglas Preston
The Relic by Preston & Child
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman &Terry Pratchett
Bossypants by Tina Fey
What are you reading this summer? We’d love to know. Please take a moment to comment on this post.