Summer Reading Recommendations from the Librarians at the Norman Williams Public Library
Jul 08, 2016 08:29PM
● Published by Finn McFarland
The Norman Williams Public Library
(NWPL) in Woodstock offers a wonderful selection
of books for readers of all ages. Summer’s short, so check out the selection here,
and pick up one of these great reads soon.
The Penderwicks: A
Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne
Birdsall. Perfect for readers ages 8 to 12, this story follows the summer adventures
of a family vacation at the beautiful Arundel estate in Massachusetts. Four unique
sisters and young Jeffery Tifton become fast friends, but they must be careful
to dodge the wary eye of Jeffery’s mother, Mrs. Tifton, the owner of the
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
According to librarian Sherry Wian, this story of an odd but loveable genetics
professor who designs a scientific study to find a wife is “delightful,
charming, and fun!” After Professor Don Tillman creates a survey to eliminate unlikely
candidates, Rosie Jarman enters his life and makes a shambles of all his
carefully considered criteria. After meeting this quirky match, adult readers
won’t be able to put the book down.
The Big Picture: On
the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll. NWPL
Information Services Director Dave Sullivan uses one word to describe this book—heavy.
“I’m three-quarters of the way through it and really enjoying it,” he explains,
despite his perhaps intimidating description. Author Sean Carroll is a
theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. In this work,
he aims to shed light on who we are and where we are, pulling evidence from
different fields and showing connections between them.
Still Life (A Chief
Inspector Armand Gamache #1) by Louise Penny. The first in a New York Times bestselling mystery series, Chief Inspector Armand
Gamache uncovers secrets and solves the mysteries of the rural village of Three
Pines, south of Montreal, Quebec. NWPL Executive Director Amy Sadkin has just
finished book #6 and is enthralled by the new mysteries in each story.
Looking for more recommendations?
Check out the basket located on the “New General Fiction” shelf with staff and
patron recommendations and leave your own for other readers. Visit the
children’s room downstairs and pick up a “Summer Reading for Kids 2016”
brochure with recommendations for all grade levels.