From the Friends: Summer Reading

Posted May 30, 2018

Summer reading for adults can mean reading at the beach or cottage or while cooling off in the air conditioned library. Here are a few of the books recommend by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library Board of Directors: 

For the perfect summer read, checkout Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, creator and writer of Midsomer Murders and PBS’ Foyle’s War. Written in the style of Agatha Christie but set in present-day London and its environs, Magpie Murders is a mystery within a mystery that keeps readers guessing.

- Submitted by Priscilla Pardini

In Frances Mayes' new novel, Women in Sunlight, three women meet by chance at an orientation for senior housing in Chapel Hill, NC. The three become friends and decide to take a risk and rent a villa in Tuscany for a year. There, they find what it means to develop friendship, find love, and most important, discover who they are meant to be in this phase of their lives.

- Submitted by Jeannee Sacken

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn is confusing and compelling at the same time. What you know: the narrator is a woman who is afraid to leave her house in Harlem. The rest is unclear. As she describes the activities of her neighbors, things go from interesting to scary. As the reader, you are not sure what is real until the full story comes out in the end. Reminiscent of The Girl on the Train

- Submitted by Anne O’Meara Stillwell

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder is a vital must-read survival manual for desperate times.  A small book that is a series of 20 short clear essays to alert us to the prolific misuse of certain words, phrases, and beliefs with the deliberate intent to undermine our democracy.  It may sound dire, but in the knowing, we are offered a glimmer of hope.

- Submitted by Susan Lofton


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