Sullivan Free Library's Blog

July 6, 2010

More Summer Reading Recommendations

Author Stephen King weighs in with some suggestions:

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20355856_20399391,00.html

All titles in his book list are available through the MidYork Library System.

The July 12th issue of Time magazine (available in both libraries) has an article titled: What to Read This Summer in which popular authors and other movers & shakers list what they are reading this summer.  Some examples:

Janet Evanovich:   Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Charlaine Harris61 Hours by Lee Child and The Passage by Justin Cronin

James PattersonMatterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes

Carl Hiaasen: Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its’ Aftermath by Michael and Elizabeth Norman, and  Magnificent Bastards by Rich Hall.

For the complete list, stop by the library and see the issue.   All titles listed above are available through the MidYork Library System.

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June 4, 2010

Going Juvenile

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Many adult authors have successfully branched out into children’s books.   Carl Hiaasen, author of humorous mysteries for adults has written several for children as well: “Hoot” (made into a movie), “Scat” and “Flush”.   Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have teamed up with the popular “Peter and the Starcatchers” series.   John Patterson’s “Maximum Ride”, “Daniel X” and “Witch and Wizard”  series are  read by both juvenile and adult readers.  Alice Hoffman, author of “Practical Magic” has successfully branched out with young adult fantasies.

John Grisham is the latest author to “cross over” with “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer”.  A suspense thriller aimed at the 9-12 age range, it features a 13 yr old with a passion for the law who gets caught up in the middle of a murder trial.

Given Grisham’s popularity among adult readers, it’s a sure bet that this book is going to be snatched up by all ages.

To read an excerpt from “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer” visit:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127475775

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