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Sizzling Summer Reads

Curling up with a good book is one of the best ways to relax, and it can be good for your health.  Reading stimulates your brain, can improve your memory, better your analytical thinking skills, and reduce stress.  So whether you’re looking for a good read to bring on vacation with you this summer or one to share with them, check out the list below for some buzzed about new summer releases.

A Hundred Summers
By: Beatriz Williams

This buzzed about novel is an “elegant, if somewhat old-fashioned, delayed-gratification seaside romance” set in the 1930’s that is sure to pull any reader in.
The Women Upstairs
By: Claire Messud

This novel, based on a 37-year-old teacher living alone in Cambridge, Mass and her interaction with a new family in town, is “a story of obsession and artistic fulfillment [that] explores the thrill – and devastating cost – of giving into one’s passions.”
The World Belongs to You
By: Riccardo Bozzi

This book is beautifully written and illustrated, and introduces children to the timeless message about our freedom to make choices in what we do and how we feel.
A Funny Little Bird
By: Jennifer Yerkes

A story about a bird that blends in and his journey in learning that it is more rewarding to be a good friend than to show off.

For more books, or for family-friendly activities to do with your children this summer, click here to find an public library and its event calendar in a location near you!

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