2024 Staff Summer Reading Suggestions

Adventure Begins at Your Library


The bullet that missed / Richard Osman Kindred / Octavia E. Butler. Mom milestones : the true story of the first seven years / Grace Farris Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie. The undertaking of Hart and Mercy / Megan Bannen The stranger diaries / Elly Griffiths After that night / Karin Slaughter The running grave / Robert Galbraith Raising Lazarus : hope, justice, and the future of America's overdose crisis / Beth Macy The client / John Grisham


The house is on fire / Rachel Beanland The gown : a novel of the royal wedding by Jennifer Robson The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice / Christopher Hitchens ; [foreword by Thomas Mallon] The kitchen house / Kathleen Grissom Starling house / Alix E. Harrow Crow Mary : a novel / Kathleen Grissom At day's close : night in times past / A. Roger Ekirch Consolations : the solace, nourishment and underlying meaning of everyday words / David Whyte ; introduction by Maria Popova Supersense : why we believe in the unbelievable / Bruce M. Hood We have always lived in the castle / by Shirley Jackson


The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead A Puzzle for Fools by Patrick Quentin A message from Ukraine : speeches, 2019-2022 by Volodymyr Zelensky The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West by Dee Brown Magician's Gambit by David Eddings Watchmen : the deluxe edition / Alan Moore, writer ; Dave Gibbons, illustrator/letterer ; John Higgins, colorist


Behind the scenes in the Lincoln White House : memoirs of an African-American seamstress by Elizabeth Keckley The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom Fortress of snow by Melanie Dickerson The world of little house by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson ; illustrations by Deborah Maze and Garth Williams All the light we cannot see : a novel by Anthony Doerr The stranded by Sarah Daniels The house in the pines : a novel by Ana Reyes Murder at Black Oaks by Phillip Margolin Beyond that, the sea by Laura Spence-Ash Bonnie and Clyde : the making of a legend by Karen Blumenthal


Weyward : a novel by Emilia Hart  The saint of bright doors by Vajra Chandrasekera The narrow road between desires by Patrick Rothfuss ; illustrations by Nate Taylor Black sun by Rebecca Roanhorse The hierarchies : a novel by Ros Anderson Every heart a doorway by Seanan McGuire All systems red by Martha Wells The long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers Small gods : a novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett The frugal wizard's handbook for surviving medieval England by Brandon Sanderson ; illustrations by Steve Argyle


Firekeeper's daughter / Angeline Boulley The magic fish / Trung Le Nguyen The lightning thief / Rick Riordan The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han   The song of Achilles / Madeline Miller. Circe : a novel by Madeline Miller I'm glad my mom died by Jennette McCurdy  When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese You should see me in a crown / Leah Johnson


In hot water by Kate Kingsbury A winter in New York : a novel by Josie Silver The extraordinary life of Sam Hell : a novel by Robert Dugoni First lie wins by Ashley Elston Free falling, as if in a dream : the story of a crime by Leif GW Persson ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro The fixer : a novel by Joseph Finder The summer book club by Susan Mallery No one can know by Kate Alice Marshall  Confess : a novel by Colleen Hoover


 Burn book : a tech love story by Kara Swisher The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements by Sam Kean The Chain by Adrian McKinty Something wild & wonderful by Anita Kelly Garlic & the vampire by Bree Paulsen Big by Vashti Harrison Weather together by Jessie Sima Cat knit by Jacob Grant Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon KlassenFloat by Daniel Miyares


The heiress : a novel by Rachel Hawkins The only one left : a novel by Riley Sager All the sinners bleed by S.A. Cosby This tender land : a novel by William Kent Krueger The little liar : a novel by Mitch Albom The gown : a novel of the royal wedding by Jennifer Robson Code name Hélène : a novel by Ariel Lawhon The frozen river : a novel by Ariel Lawhon The postcard by Anne Berest ; translated from the French by Tina Kover  Homecoming : a novel by Kate Morton


The road to Neverwinter by Jaleigh Johnson Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher Dracula by Bram Stoker Spindlefish and stars by Christiane M. Andrews ; illustrations by Yuta Onoda Painted devils / words and interior illustrations Margaret Owen Romantic killer by Wataru Momose Delicious in dungeon / Ryoko Kui ; translation: Taylor Engel ; lettering: Abigail Blackman Witch hat atelier / Kamome Shirahama ; translation: Stephen Kohler ; lettering, Lys Blakeslee Drifting dragons / Taku Kuwabara ; translation, Adam Hirsch ; lettering, Thea Willis Tasty : a history of yummy experiments / Victoria Grace Elliott


The accidental homesteader by Kathi Lipp Fractal noise by Christopher Paolini I'm glad my mom died by Jennette McCurdy Until August by Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean ; edited by Cristóbal Pera The salt line by Holly Goddard Jones Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Earth abides by George R. Stewart The only one left : a novel by Riley Sager The four winds by Kristin Hannah How not to age : the scientific approach to getting healthier as you get older by Michael Greger, M.D.