It's that time of year again, when school lets out, vacation begins, and readers across the country crack open their books to get through the long hot months.
This year, as you're thinking about summer reading, remember that it's not just for kids and teens. We're encouraging adults to participate as well - keep an eye out on our public homepage for our summer reading sign up, or ask your local friendly librarian for details.
Without further ado, here are three titles to start out your summer reading.
For the adults: Novel Destinations. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a rich gothic tale set in the moors and countryside of England. This tale of reclusive authors, feral twins, and a ghostly subplot will keep you turning pages long into the night.
For the teens: You Are Here. Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan follows Jameela after she is abandoned in a busy marketplace in Afghanistan by her newly remarried father. Sustained by memories of her mother and her Muslim faith, Jameela must find strength to overcome her many obstacles.
For the kids (or inner child): One World, Many Destinations. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan will take you from the luscious farmland of Mexico to the reality of life as a Mexican farm worker in Southern California during the Great Depression. Forced to flee with her mother, Esperanza reluctantly adapts from her life of wealth and privilege to the hard work and misery of life in a labor camp. Winner of the 2002 Pura Belpre Award, Esperanza Rising is a rich historical novel, ranging from politics and oppression to optimism and compassion.
~That One Girl