Local 'Book-ies' Talk Summer Reading Picks



Still looking for some good beach reads this summer, we've got some suggestions. 

The summer is quickly disappearing before our eyes, and before you know it, we’ll be buying school supplies and Halloween decorations.

Even though most of us don’t get summer vacations anymore, the heat of Las Vegas makes most of us cozy up indoors with some good air conditioning … and maybe even a good book.

Rebecca Colbert from the Las Vegas Clark County Library District and Stephanie Espinoza from the College of Southern Nevada Libraries join KNPR to talk their top summer reading picks. 

Colbert picks:

"I think summer reading people are more indulgent. They'll pick up books that during the rest of the year they may not make time for"

"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel 

"The Girls: A Novel" by Emma Cline

"Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

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"Truly Madly Guilty" by Lianne Moriarty 

Espinoza picks:

"Compositions for the Young and Old" by Paul Tremblay

"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal

"Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth

"Gods Behaving Badly" by Marie Phillips

"The Amatuer Marriage" by Anne Tyler

Caller Amy picks:

"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley

Carrie's picks:

"The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer

"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

"The Neopolitan Novels" 4-book series by Elena Ferrante

From NPR: Books


Rebecca ColbertCollection and Bibliographic Services Manager, Las Vegas Clark County Library DistrictStephanie Espinoza, E-Learning Librarian, College of Southern Nevada 

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