Adult Summer Reading
Recommendations From Your Neighbors
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is a wonderful writer! Her books, especially The Magician’s Elephant, are full of strong, relatable characters, beautiful imagery, and heartfelt emotion.
The Productivity Revolution by Marc Reklau
Things you need to hear over and over again. Got some good checklist and to do list tips. That was the takeaway from this book.
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede
Details how the tiny town (and surrounding towns) of Gander in Newfoundland rallied when American airspace was shut down on September 11th, 2001. The book explores multiple individual stories, both from the “Newfie” and “Plane People” perspectives. I loved reading about the camaraderie during this dark time and now want to visit the Province when I get a chance!
Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
A far cry from his dense novels about Hannibal Lecter, though it is not without disturbing and thought provoking content. Caridad Mora was a child soldier in Columbia, but fled to Miami as a young adult. She wants to lead a quiet, normal life, but old connections keep pulling her back into a world of darkness.
Strokes of Genius by L. Jon Wertheim
A very interesting book. As a tennis fan, it’s great to get the inside story of the match and background info on other aspects of tennis. I like how this book also got into the players lives.