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Summer Fun Reading Club and Programs begin in June. Come in the first week of June and sign up. Programs will be held in the library all month and then in July we’ll have Take and Makes. All summer look for Story Walks in the parks.
The Book Sale of the Century, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held June 24-26 at the Civic Center. We’re still taking donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs. Call us from the parking lot and we’ll help you unload.
June’s Library Reads List is here and among their picks is The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. “Tragedy dogs Mariana’s footsteps as she struggles to recover from the deaths of her husband, sister, brother-in-law, and father. Then, in her beloved Cambridge, young girls are being killed. Fearing for her niece, Mariana is determined to find the murderer, and in a twisted plot discovers that she doesn’t know who to believe, including herself. This is for readers who liked The Sea of Lost Girls and The Secret History.” (6-15) Courtney Reece
Another June selection is One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. “This is a phenomenal read with well-developed characters and a unique, compelling plot. For August, romance is way at the bottom of her to-do list. Then she meets a mysterious stranger who’s always on the same subway car, no matter where or when August gets on. Before she knows it, they’re a thing. There’s just one catch: Jane isn’t really here. This one’s for fans of Meryl Wisner, Morgan Rogers and Jasmine Guilllory.” (6-1) Heather Cover
Katee Robert’s new book is Neon Gods. “Robert masterfully turns the myth of Persephone and Hades on its head, making it modern and exploring issues of consent and the arranged marriage trope (which she delightfully subverts.) The steamy sex is absolutely integral to the plot, and Robert includes nods to the original myth. This is for fans of The Unhoneymooners and The Dating Plan.” (6-1) Kate Fais
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot is by Marianne Cronin and looks like a good one. “In a Glasgow hospital, two dying patients, one a teen and one much older, begin an art project to chronicle their lives. This delightful ‘Odd Couple’ pair, along with the hospital chaplain and a gaggle of well-meaning staff, help Lenni live her best life through Margot’s stories and show what really is important. Fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman will love this book.” (6-1) Kimberly McGee
Our Woman in Moscow is the latest by Beatriz Williams. “This is a spy novel set in Europe during and after WWII and features twin sisters, Ruth and Iris. It’s a cat-and-mouse game of intrigue and it’s often hard to tell not only who is guilty or innocent, but also who is who? Give this one to readers who enjoy Kate Quinn’s brave female characters.” (6-1) Gail Christensen
Right now, the sun’s shining. We are, however, thinking about building a boat, so be sure and have a good book with you! Happy reading.
Helen Thompson, Director - Mount Pleasant Public Library