Summer Reading Suggestions

Summertime and the living is easy… Summertime is also a time to catch up on one’s reading. LTS staff members have compiled a list of their recommendations for summer reading. I will post selections from this list over the next few weeks. Here are three book suggestions to get you started:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. This is what I am reading now. Somehow I missed being forced to read it in high school. It is a very exciting story about love, deceit, and creative, exacting, unmerciful (mostly) revenge. However, it takes place over a number of years and has many characters. I found the character map in Wikipedia to be helpful for keeping everyone straight.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Doreen Herold, Cataloging Librarian, recommends The Help. This story takes place in the 1960s in Mississippi. Some reviews describe it as being similar to Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees.

 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. by Kerry Patterson et al
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High has been recommended by Tina Hertel, Help Desk Librarian.  Tina says, “Effective communication is a key skill that will benefit your own career, your relationships, and your organization.” This title is available as an e-book in the Library’s eBrary Collection.

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1 Comment to Summer Reading Suggestions

  1. May 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    We’ll be adding books throughout the summer, but if you need more ideas for what to read, try some of these sites for book reviews:

    Book Beast from the Daily Beast.

    NPR Books, I particularly like their ‘Three Books’ feature.

    National Review’s Between the Covers.

    Wall Street Journal’s Books & Ideas section.

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