Reading the Summer Away

Librarian Joanna Redman gives book suggestions for the summer months.

Reading outside is a great way to enjoy
the warm summer days, and Plymouth librarian Joanna Redman has provided
us with some great suggestions for
summer reads.

Books for Adults

Never Coming Back by Alison McGhee
Never Coming Back is a story that teaches us a lesson about breaking down the walls between loved ones. Redman suggests that you not let the subject matter of early onset dementia scare you away; “McGhee’s magnetic prose and fiercely complicated characters set against the severe Adirondack landscape remind us how fragile life can be.”

Books for Teens

Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross is a virtual reality game played by nearly everyone, but something insidious is going on behind the scenes. “Hacker turned bounty hunter Emika is sucked right into the middle of it all,” Redman says. This is the first book in a sci-fi fantasy trilogy; the second book will be released in September.

Books for Children

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel
“It’s a highly entertaining, hilarious book,” Redman says. “It’s about Olga and her scientific adventures with a strange creature. She goes on a mission to do some serious science: What does it eat? How does it poop? Why does its burp sound like the word “rubber”? There’s a sequel— We’re Out of Here!