Looking for a Novel to Read this Summer?


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So you’re doing things that people do on summer break. I remember what summer break meant to me before having kids—it mean a lot of books.

I read, a lot, and not my textbooks either. I looked to make a clean break from the academic year as soon as I checked my last grade (which I used to have to call in for using a touchtone phone). I read the kind of stuff rarely assigned as class reading. Mainly, I read Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and then added Clive Cussler in my later years.

Now I read Wonder Woman comics and Star Wars Jedi Academy books with my daughter. All of this to ask: Did you know that the Carleton Library has a Recreational Reading collection?

We do. It is a donated collection located on the main floor of the library and contains editions of popular fiction and fun non-fiction from a variety of genres.

The folks behind the collection put together a list of five books that have recently been added to the collection:

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
The Mortal Instruments series – Cassandra Clare (we have books 1-3)
Under the Dome – Stephen King
The Emperor’s Children – Claire Messud

You can donate books too
If you have read a great book that you think others may enjoy, please consider donating it to the recreational reading collection. Items can be dropped off at the Library Reserves Desk in the library, attention Cindy or Katie. We are always on the lookout for hot new releases.

Come visit our collection and choose from over 600 titles for your summer reading. And once you’ve picked it up and finished it, let us know what you thought about it. Submit your book review to the Carleton Recreational Reading Blog.

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