Experts Recommend Great Summer Reads
Librarians at the East Brunswick Public Library know what's good, here's a list of a few more of their suggestions.
Librarians at the East Brunswick Public Library have been sharing some of their favorites reads for the summer. Here's a few more that you might enjoy over your summer vacation. Thanks to librarian Megan Doyle for these recommendatinos!
The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen
Accident, murder or suicide? It's the question that plagues the family of Nicky Fleming after the British diplomat falls off the roof of his embassy in West Germany in 1980. Equal parts spy novel and family drama, The Summer of the Bear tells the story of Fleming's grieving widow and three children during the months they spend in exile on a remote Scottish island, where a domesticated bear, having escaped from a circus wrestler, has also found himself marooned.
Rin Tin Tin: the life and the legend by Susan Orlean
This deeply moving book tells the story of Lee Duncan and the German shepherd puppy he rescued from a World War I battlefield. Rin Tin Tin was a silent movie star, a talking movie star and a television star. A deeply moving and beautifully told story.
Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey
The latest adventures of Serge A. Storms and his sidekick Coleman. Serge and Coleman are, as usual, traveling around Florida in search of the most obscure Florida tourists attractions. What happens when Serge, Florida’s favorite psychopath, decides to become a spy? Come along for the ride and enjoy the hilarity.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
After a military experiment goes very wrong, only a six year old girl can save the world from a man-made virus. This is a thought provoking, terrifying, and immensely entertaining read.
Charlie Hardie trilogy by Duane Swierczynski
Explosive pulp thriller series from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski. Start with “Fun and Games.” Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate. Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People. It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.