Adult Summer Reading (July 1 – August 31)

UntitledExercise Your Mind. READ! The 2016 Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge begins tomorrow. Adults (18+) can sign up at the reference desk to receive a book bingo card and a free book. Participants can turn in bingo cards until August 31 for  a chance to score in the end-of-summer prize drawing for a gift bag, which includes a Kindle Fire tablet.

Ask at the Reference Desk for help finding books to complete your Bingo Bingo Challenge card, check out the Book Bingo Challenge Online Guide, stop by one of the Library’s summer reading displays, visit the Library’s What Should I Read Next? or Best Books Pinterest Boards, or try out NoveList Plus (sign in from home with your library card number and PIN). Happy Reading!

The Crown’s Game

index.aspxWhat happens when there are two Imperial enchanters available to advise the Russian Tsar? Since the magic cannot be diluted, a Crown’s Game must be declared, with only one outcome. The most powerful enchanter will win, and the other must die. For Nikolai and Vika, it will take all their strength to outmaneuver the other. This new historical fantasy by Evelyn Skye is a quick read; it also incorporates romance, betrayal and power struggles, with an ending that paves the way for a sequel. Recommended for grades 8 & up.

Young Adult LGBT Fiction

In light of the New York City LGBTQ Pride Parade that was held this past weekend, I thought I would post about a couple Young Adult books that are LGBT positive- and that besides that I would recommend as great books!



Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.



Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleepinindex g on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.







Opening July 1st: “The BFG”

Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” opens in the United States next week. Directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted for the screen by Melissa Mathison (who adapted “ET”), “The BFG” has approval from Dahl’s daughter, Lucy. This year recognizes what would be the centennial birthday of Dahl with big celebrations in his native Wales. Universal in Orlando is opening a Willy Wonka inspired restaurant complete with a chocolate river.