On today’s radio book show on The Point on WCAI we talked about great books for summer reading, if you have time for summer reading. If not, hold on to our suggestions until the autumn! Mindy Todd was joined by Jill Erickson, Head of Reference and Adult Services at the Falmouth Public Library and Jennifer Gaines, librarian at the Woods Hole Library. Thanks to all of our many callers, with all of your great book suggestions!
Our Books & Authors Festival will feature 16 authors over 8 weeks with 11 events! Authors include Robert Finch, Ellen Herrick, Patrick Dacey, Anne LeClair, and Anita Diamant! You can see all the details here! Geoff Wisner will be here on August 2nd, and you can read more about his visit and Thoreau’s 200th anniversary here.
Summer World: a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich
Population: 485, meeting your neighbors one siren at a time by Michael Perry
Coop: a year of poultry, pigs, and parenting by Michael Perry
House on Crooked Pond by M. L. Shafer
The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Brown. The first in a series of six books.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Here’s more information on the Woods Hole Library Summer Book Club, Social Justice.
Art of the National Parks by Jean Stern, Susan Hallsten McGarry, and Terry Lawson Dunn
The Outer Beach: a thousand-mile walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore by Robert Finch.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven
Thoreau’s Wildflowers by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Geoff Wisner, with drawings by Barry Moser
Thoreau’s Animals by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Geoff Wisner, illustrated by Debby Cotter Kaspari
The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
Duck’s Vacation by Gilad Soffer
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall (And this supplies the illustration for this blog!)
The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton. Put in your hold now! Due out August 22nd.
My Struggle. Book One. by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas
Ruthless River by Holly Conklin FitzGerald
Bless Me Mother: how church leaders fail women by Finbarr M. Corr
The News from the End of the World by Emily Jeanne Miller
Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Monticello: a daughter and her father by Sally Gunning
The Nature of Cape Cod by Beth Schwarzman