Are you ready for summer? Do you have your sunglasses, sunscreen, fidget spinners, summer reading logs, and books to read? I can’t help you with the first three, but I can help you with reading logs and some summer reading recommendations. First things first, you can register online or in person at the library for summer reading. We have lots of free books and other prizes that you can win. It is pretty awesome. Now I couldn’t choose just one book to recommend for June, so here are three fun books to read this summer!
Join us at the Library on Thursday, February 9 at 6 pm, for Carter Wilson’s book launch event. Wilson presents his most recent book, Revelation, currently #1 on the Denver Post Local Bestsellers List. His book will be available for purchase.
Revelation, a dark thriller that explores the mind of a sociopath, begins its suspense-filled ride with the opening words of the novel:
“When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence. ‘Tell me a story .'” Continue reading Thriller Author Carter Wilson: Book Launch and Author Talk
If you just can’t escape Olympic fever, but need a break from the screen, here are a few titles spanning ages and interests…
Sometimes librarians get tunnel vision when we recommend books, depending on our interests. I know NOTHING about spy thrillers, but I can read the chalk signals on a mailbox well enough to tell that a lot of you out there read them, and want more. So, here are two resources to try (I just may give some of the recommendations a spin myself)…
- Espionage Thrillers | THE BIG THRILL: online magazine with author interviews interlaced with summaries and reviews of current books
- The Real Book Spy: recommendations, reviews, and helpful release date lists from a true thriller and espionage aficionado.
Looking for a different take on espionage? Try the nonfiction book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure & Betrayal about the secret agent sometimes called the “blonde Bond” (soon to be portrayed on the big screen by Jennifer Lawrence).
If we don’t have something you read about, stop in to request it, or fill out this online request form!