JVB Check It Out: Let the library pick your next book

JVB Check It Out

Summer began June 20 and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has selected some recently published titles to add to your summer reading list.

The books are available in print and online through Hoopla or OverDrive on the library’s website.

The selections cover a wide range of topics and interests, including summer beach reads, romance, crime/thrillers, contemporary fiction, politics, celebrity memoirs, science, history and more. There’s sure to be something for everyone!

For help in selecting books, call the library during opening hours to have a staff member help with recommendations and to place items on hold.


“28 Summers,” by Elin Hilderbrand

“All Adults Here,” by Emma Straub

“All My Mother’s Lovers,” by Ilana Masad

“Beach Read,” by Emily Henry

“Big Summer,” by Jennifer Weiner

“The City We Became,” by N.K. Jemisin

“Deacon King Kong,” by James McBride

“Friends and Strangers,” by J. Courtney Sullivan

“The Guest List: A Novel,” by Lucy Foley

“The Jane Austen Society: A Novel,” by Natalie Jenner

“The Last Train to Key West,” by Chanel Cleeton

“The Mirror and the Light,” by Hilary Mantel

“Party of Two,” by Jasmine Guillory

“Real Men Knit,” by Kwana Jackson

“Rodham,” by Curtis Sittenfeld

“Sex and Vanity: A Novel,” by Kevin Kwan

“Such a Fun Age,” by Kiley Reid

“Valentine,” by Elizabeth Wetmore

“The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett

“Writers & Lovers,” by Lily King


“American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI,” by Kate Winkler Dawson

“Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family,” by Robert Kolker

“Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot,” by Mikki Kendall

“In the Land of Men: A Memoir,” by Adrienne Miller

“Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life,” by Marie Kondo

“The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President — and Why It Failed,” by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

“Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning,” by Cathy Park Hong

“More Myself: A Journey,” by Alicia Keys

“Open Book,” by Jessica Simpson

“The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance during the Blitz,” by Erik Larson

“Uncanny Valley,” by Anna Wiener

“Untamed,” by Glennon Doyle

“A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,” by Philip Rucker

“Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis,” by Ada Calhoun

“The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II,” by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

“Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country,” by Sierra Crane Murdoch

“You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters,” by Kate Murphy

Adults who would like to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program can fill out a simple bingo sheet from the library’s website, Facebook page or pick one up in person at the Help Desk. Once completed, turn it in to receive a small prize.

— The James V. Brown Library is open for holds pickup service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage by appointment and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning.


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