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Summer Reading on The Point with Mindy Todd (and Melanie & Jill)

Today on The Point with Mindy Todd we discussed good books for Summer Reading. This is always one of my favorite shows, just because I love the idea of Summer Reading so much, although working on Cape Cod in a public library, our busiest season is the summer, so I don’t actually get that much summer reading accomplished. What do you hope to read this summer? Let us know! And if you want to take a look at our Summer Reading List called The Bulger Backstory you can do so here. (By next summer it will probably be twice as long!)

Jill’s Picks

My Ideal Bookshelf. Art by Jane Mount and edited by Thessaly La Force

Children’s Book-A –Day Almanac by Anita Silvey

The Caretaker by A. X. Ahmad

The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin

The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and published by Library of America. And if you’d like to read Katherine A. Powers article about the LOA books it’s called ”Darkness on the Prairie.”

New England Notebook: one reporter, six states, uncommon stories by Ted Reinstein (who will be talking about his new book at Falmouth Public Library on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 PM.)

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Bats at the Beach written and illustrated by Brian Lies

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

Melanie’s Picks

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Little Green by Walter Mosley

The Engagements: A Novel by J. Courtney Sullivan

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything … Fast by Josh Kaufman

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities by Richela Fabian Morgan

The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo

No time for:

Green Smoothie Joy: Recipes for Living, Loving, and Juicing Green by Cressida Elias

The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great by Alec Foege

Listener Pick

The Emerald Scepter by Paul Kemprecos

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1. Jill | Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm


Thanks so much for your comment! We’re so glad you enjoy listening to us talk about books on The Point with Mindy Todd!

2. Joan Greene | Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Hello...i love this show every year.  Have you ever considered a fundraiser; something like Lunch With the Literary Ladies...perhaps in Falmouth...$100 a person....So we could sit and sip and eat and hear them talk about their book selections.  I bet it would sell out in five minutes...J. Greene

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