Library offers students summer reading suggestions

KCC Library Contributed Column

It is almost the end of the semester, meaning the freedoms of summer are close upon us. A favorite pastime after a busy semester in those warm weather months, is relaxing with a good book. Whether that is a classic favorite or a new title you just picked up, Kirkwood Libraries is here. 

With so many genres, topics and titles, there is sure to be one that grabs you enough to fill some of that free time. Check out some of my picks below for the top reads this season. 

“The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell

Following the life of psychic Holly Sykes, these six stories take the reader to different points in her life and explore Holly’s relationships with family, friends, and an on-going conflict between two mystic peoples.  

“How Did You Get This Number” by Sloane Crosely 

A collection of humorous essays chronicling Crosely’s experiences on her travels through Alaska, Portugal, Paris and back. As she navigates some (not so) everyday situations, she’ll learn about herself as a young adult who’s not quite so young anymore before returning to her hometown of New York City.  

“Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table” by Ruth Reichl

In her first culinary memoir, food author, journalist and cook Ruth Reichl reflects on her early life through recipes and the stories of the people who raised her and harbored the passion for food and cooking she learned along the way.

“Dune” by Frank Herbert

Set in the far future, this sci-fi epic follows Paul Atreides and his family as they fight to keep control of the planet Arrakis, a harsh planet that is the only source of the mysterious substance “Spice,” a valuable commodity for those in the surrounding galaxy.

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