What are you reading this summer?

  • Fri Jun 11th, 2010 11:44pm
  • Life
What are you reading this summer?

For this month’s book beat the Weekly went out on Lopez to get a little insight into what people are reading. With summertime comes better weather and bigger crowds, so does your reading change with the season? And just what is so great about reading in the summer time?

Lou Pray, Director of Lopez Library


“Solar” by Ian McEwan

“The Pregnant Widow” by Martin Amis

“Mapping of Love and Death” by Jacqueline Winspear

“Incarceron” by Catherine Fisher

“I like page turners in summer. You’ve got all these daylight hours, I tend to read more poetry and children books in the winter and in summer I read the things you’re going to finish in three hours .

Rosie Sumner, Library assistant

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

The “Swallows and Amazons” series by Arthur Ransome

“I read any thing I can lay my hands on, I really like young adult literature. In summer, I read outside more. I sleep aside so I just put on my head lamp and read myself to sleep.”

Micki Ryan, Library volunteer

“Fordlandia” by Greg Grandin

Lee Smith novels. “There’s a whole series, I’ve never read her before. Summer reading means spontaneous reading for me. Being in the library is like being in a candy store and I just pick my favorite chocolate. I’m a nut for any kind of mystery, spy or love story. When I read in summer I just like to feel the sun on me, I go out and find a spot in the yard where its quiet.”

Ron Hall, owner of Paper Scissors on the Rock

“Blood Oath” by Christopher Farnsworth

“I’m reading several little paperback mysteries I picked up. The summer is our busiest time, it’s less likely I will read heavier work or as much non fiction.”

Julienne Battalia, masseuse

“Island Beneath the Sea” by Isabel Allende

“I’m looking forward to reading the new Allende book.”

Virginia Palmer, farmers market sight manager

“A Murderous Procession” by Ariana Franklin

“I read different things at different times of the day but mysteries are my favorite reading right now. I have less time in the summer so I read lighter books, Franklin’s books are good stories, well written, good progression of characters, something I can pick up and put down as I need to.”

Robert Hermann, owner of Cafe La Boheme

“Metamorphoses” by Mary Zimmerman

“The Passage” by Justin Cronin

“I call my summer reading more “things that are forgettable,” I tend to read to relax in the summer because we’re so busy.”

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