August 5, 2021

Book Recommendations to keep your summer sizzling!

Have you joined the summer reading fun yet? Here are a few more books recommended by our summer reading reviewers:

Lottery by Patricia Wood – Mary Jo R. says this is a great summer read! “What’s your number? Perry L. Crandall’s number is 76. You have to be 75 to be mentally retarded – he is just slow. Perry is 31 years old and lives with his Gram. They have a routine – bingo, words, the lottery, and lists. They keep lists for everything – especially what they will do if they win the lottery. Gram dies suddenly and Perry adjusts to his new life. His friends, Keith, Gary, and Cherry help him. Then he wins the lottery and everyone wants to be his “friend,” especially his older brothers. They want to “con” him out of his money. With the help of Keith and Gary, Perry outwits his brothers and gets what he wants – but so do his brothers. Read this book to find out how. So – what’s your number?”

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Amy G. describes this book as “part poetry, part memoir, part naturalist guidebook, and part Indigenous wisdom. Beautifully written, Wall Kimmerer, an Environmental Scientist and Potawatomi, offers a love letter to nature and her culture between the pages of her book.”

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark – Christine M. says “Reading a Mary Higgins Clark mystery is like putting on a comfy pair of socks: easy to read, good for guessing an ending, not a brain-taxing experience. It’s a cozy read and the appropriate people live happily ever after.”

Lottery: Wood, Patricia: 9780425222201: BooksBraiding SweetgrassI Heard That Song Before | Book by Mary Higgins Clark | Official Publisher  Page | Simon & Schuster

What books do you recommend? Fill out a short book review to enter and our summer reading prize raffle – the contest is open until August 14! You can enter online or in person at any Bethlehem Area Public Library or Bookmobile stop.

Our most recent winner is Karen G., who won a gift certificate to Town & Country Lanes. Thank you to the Friends of the Bethlehem Area Public Library for donating the prize!

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