Beach Reads

How do we know if a book is a great “Beach Read”? It comes back with sand in the cover… 

Summer is finally here and you may be looking for suggestions for summer reading or books to take on vacation. Well, the staff of Everett Public Library is here to help! We recently got together to discuss our favorite summer reads. We all have different reasons for picking books to read on vacation or for just relaxing around the house. To some, summer reading needs to be quick and light, something that is easy to put down and pick back up again. Others like longer, “heavier” books that they would not normally have time to read.

So whatever your style, here are our suggestions. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy:

Andrea: Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith

Carol: Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster, Are you there Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Chris: The Terror by Dan Simmons

Emily: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, The Flint Heart by John and Katherine Paterson

Gloria: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, The Quinn Brothers Trilogy by Nora Roberts, Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

Jennifer: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson

Kim: It Had to Be You  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Kristen: Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger, Icy Sparks by Gwyn Rubio, The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel

Linda: Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Margaret: The Beekeeper’s Lament : How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus, This Time Together by Carol Burnett

Marge: Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Margo: The Bride’s House by Sandra Dallas

Steve: The Red Queen and The White Queen both by Philippa Gregory, American Lightning by Howard Blum

Susan: Enclave by Ann Aguirre, Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien, Before I Go to Sleep  by S.J. Watson

Teri: The Favorites by Mary Waters, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Theresa: The Airhead series by Meg Cabot

More than one staff member: Anything by James Patterson and Janet Evanovich, the Hunger games series by Suzanne Collins.

Now hurry up and pick a title. The sun doesn’t last long around here.


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