Find a book to get you thinking summer
International Falls Public Library
Summer reading is just around the corner (begins May 30 for children and June 3 for teens and adults). Read this column next week for a whirlwind tour of all that is happening at the library this summer and the details on upcoming programs (or stop by the library and pick up a summer reading booklet with program details).
While we wait for the trees to burst forth in green and the lake to warm up here are a few new titles to get us thinking summer. Grilling and gardening make me think of summer and combining the two seems like heaven on earth. Gardener and the Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig is subtitled ‘the bounty of the garden meets the sizzle of the grill.’ Sounds like a marvelous book with tremendous ideas for summer grilling.
The kids will be out of school soon and we all remember those lazy, hazy days of summer when we played all day with the neighborhood kids from dawn to dusk. But what did we play? Are the days a bit hazy and the rules to those games even hazier? Look no further than, Tag, Toss & Run by Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell for 40 classic lawn games.
Digital Photography through the Year: How to Capture the Moments and Moods of Every Season by Tom Ang doesn’t specifically say summer, but I would much prefer to start a photography habit in the warmth of summer than in the cold of winter as I figure out how to take pictures that celebrate and capture the seasons.
Hereare six beach reads to allow us to dream we are at the beach enjoying a hot summer day. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth is a fun, rollicking tale of finding your place in the world with a group of friends. The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee is such a fun title and takes place in a small library that makes me feel very grateful for our library. The Truth about Love and Lightning by Susan McBride is a story about the physical and emotional tornadoes and lightning in our lives. Sometimes the big things seem little and the little things seem big. Makes one wonder about perspective and how objective we can really be.
Three quick mysteries and two of them star llamas! The Silence of the Llamas by Anne Canadeo is the fifth “Black Sheep Knitting Mystery” and again Maggie Messina, knitting shop owner and her friends have a mystery on their hands trying to stop the loss of life and llama. Llama of Death by Betty Webb is a “Gunn Zoo mystery” with Theodora Bently taking Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama to a Renaissance Faire and stumbling over a body. And for fans of Minnesota fiction try A Grand Ol’ Murder by Brian Landon, set on St. Paul’s most prestigious avenue.
Come find a book to get you thinking summer!
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