For many of us summer is a time to read, but read a little differently. I just went on a road trip and picked up some new books to read - and I purposely chose things I don't always read. I've got a few books going, but my favorite right now is David Sedaris's "Theft By Finding Diaries 1977-2002". Most of us first fell for David Sedaris with his amazing holiday time NPR Santaland Diaries. Or on This American Life or many conversations with Terry Gross on WHYY's Fresh Air. So I knew I liked him. But I didn't know how much I'd want to plow through his diaries. You can read an excerpt from the New Yorker here.
Once I finish reading David Sedaris (which I am sad about) , I'm not sure where to head. That's why I'm glad we have our staff librarian Tammy Bobrowsky. She creates our What We're Reading radio program and manages our What We're Reading facebook group. She's proposed a summer reading challenge she calls READING FOR THE CYCLE. It's baseball inspired and while we won't need to be hitting a single, double, triple and then a homer, we are reading from four different genres.
Here's what Tammy suggests General Fiction, Non Fiction, Mystery/Thriller and Young Adult. Let us know you want to join the challenge this summer - send us an email or join our What We're Reading group on facebook or Good Reads.
I've got my non fiction covered so far - but need a recommendation for a summer mystery/thriller. Send them my way!