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Catch the Reading Bug

May 30, 2008 10:36 AM | 0 comments

Reading during the summer is especially cool. When traveling, commuting, or hanging at the water cooler, the topic often turns to which books you’re bringing on your trip, how many NY Times bestsellers are on your bookshelf and what guilty pleasures are in your beach bag. It’s a time of year when “Read anything good lately?” is not a pick up line, but a frequent question from friends, colleagues and family looking for a recommendation. Toting a book is a great conversation starter… but what if you need some ideas on what to read yourself?  

For those who are heading to the beach, flying home, or looking forward to a relaxing day at the park, don’t despair! BPL is happy to offer you some suggestions on what to read to heat up your summer:

1) Man Gone Down

2) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

3) The Girl with the Golden Shoes 

For more book suggestions, come to our Summer Reading kick-off celebration on June 5, and when you sign up for our Summer Reading program, you’ll get a booklist with more top titles, a list of summer author talks and you can join us for a panel discussion with Authors Kevin Powell, Luc Sante, Favianna Rodriguez, William Upski Wimsatt, and Josh MacPhee or take part in a Q and A with author, performer and activist KRS-ONE.

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