Tag: summer reading

Summer Reading: Cheers to Beers!

Summer Reading: Cheers to Beers!

  To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from different Booklist editors and staff. —Ed.) Forget robins. For me, nothing heralds spring nor promises summer quite like the first heady pint of beer enjoyed out-of-doors. If you also live in Chicago, you’ve likely spent the past six months huddled under multiple […]

Summer Reading: Is Rereading, Is Rereading…

Summer Reading: Is Rereading, Is Rereading…

To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from different Booklist editors and staff. —Ed.) My family spends much of each summer on beaches in Michigan, and I’m sorry to say that, as a kid, I thought beaches were the most boring places in existence (I hadn’t taken chemistry yet). So what […]

Summer Reading: Relaxing and Provocative

Summer Reading: Relaxing and Provocative

To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from a different Booklist editor. —Ed.) While your body is in repose, whether in a hammock, on a beach, front porch, back deck, or fire escape, your mind roams free. You’re relaxed, and willing to give yourself over to fiction that entrances you. […]

Summer Reading: At Last!

Summer Reading: At Last!

(To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from a different Booklist editor. —Ed.) For 30 odd years I’ve been putting books on a shelf in my office to read “someday.” Well, someday has arrived. I am cutting my Booklist hours significantly, leaving me at least some time to read what I […]

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

(To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from a different Booklist editor. —Ed.) One of the trickiest issues for all of us who share books in the library is how to promote our favorites. We know we can’t simply hand them out to everyone who asks for suggestions, […]

The Latest Booklist: Spring Travel Roundup and Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spring Travel Roundup and Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 233 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Summer Reading: As Seen On TV!

Summer Reading: As Seen On TV!

Last week I had the pleasure of talking about summer reading on a local news program live. I had the opportunity to talk about some great books for summer for children, teens and adults. Here is a link to the interview. Here is a list of the books I talked about: Gingerbread Man Loose in […]

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Stephen King’s Summer Reading List

Stephen King’s Summer Reading List

Stephen King stopped being a regular Entertainment Weekly contributor last year. I really miss his monthly essays about all things pop culture. I think my only nitpicky issues with his columns involved his habit for calling himself “Uncle Stevie” and any of his writing about music (which, I thought, always pigeonholed him as being a […]

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Uncle Stevie knows best

Uncle Stevie knows best

I want Stephen King to join my book group. At the very least,  I want him to assist in selections.  His short list of summer reading from the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly has more than a few gems suitable for summer discussions. Thoughtful and compelling titles that will generate conversation but keep that […]

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