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Escape the Summer Heat, Dive into a Good Book

Jul 12, 2017

Whether you are lazing by the pool or passing time at the airport, summer is a great time to get lost in a good book. Deborah Taylor of the Enoch Pratt Free Library shares selections that appeal to adults--thrillers, memoirs, and more. And Jamie Watson of the Baltimore County Public Library has ideas for books to catch the interest of children, teens, and reluctant readers.

Deborah's list (for adult readers):

Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Jessica B. Harris, My Soul Looks Back

Kevin Hart, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons

Paula Hawkins, Into the Water

John Grisham, Camino Island

Elin Hilderbrand, The Identicals

Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers

Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Jamie's picks for kids:

Marthe Jocelyn, Sam Sorts

Mac Barnett, Triangle

Corinna Luyken, The Book of Mistakes

Dan Gemeinhart, Scar Island

Lindsay Eagar, Hour of the Bees

Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited

Jonathan Cook, Ultimate Fidget Spinner Guide

Karina Garcia, Karina Garcia's DIY Slime : 15 Cool, Easy, Borax-free Recipes