Adult Summer Reading: Week 2

by Christine on 2022-06-13 08:00:00

Welcome back to Week 2 of our adult summer reading digital displays! If you’re new to Read Beyond the Beaten Path, check out our Week 1 post here. You can also download a reading log, get more information about the program and prizes, or sign up to complete the program on Beanstack. Reminder that these posts only pertain to the adult reading program — come visit us to learn more about the youth reading program!

This week’s display is all about books you picked because of their cover and/or title alone. So this week on the blog, we’ve got two ways for you to look at books: by scrolling through some interesting covers, or by scrolling through some interesting titles — no summaries provided! Either way, you’ll be able to click a link to place a hold if any of them speak to you. We’ll also let you know if they’re available as an e-book or e-audiobook on Libby (L) or Hoopla (H).

Pick a Book by Its Cover

A graphic titled, A Few Books with Interesting Covers. The books listed are Instructions for a Funeral, The Great Gatsby, All the Lives We Ever Lived, The Atmospherians, A Little Devil in America, Crying in H Mart, Wilder Girls, There Plant Eyes, Sarahland, and Speak Okinawa.

Books Listed:

(L = Libby, H = Hoopla)

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf by Katharine Smyth 
( catalog entry | L )

The_Atmospherians by Alex McElroy 
( catalog entry | L )

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner 
( catalog entry | L )

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
( catalog entry | L, H )

Instructions for a Funeral by David Means 
( catalog entry | H )

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib 
( catalog entry | L )

Sarahland: Stories by Sam Cohen 
( catalog entry  )

Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina 
( catalog entry | L )

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness by M. Leona Godin 
( catalog entry  )

Wilder Girls by Rory Power 
( catalog entry | L )

Pick a Book by Its Title

(L = Libby, H = Hoopla)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa 
( catalog entry | L )

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
( catalog entry | L )

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez 
( catalog entry | L )

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith 
( catalog entry | L )

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
( catalog entry | L, H )

Does My Body Offend You? by Marie Marquardt 
( catalog entry  )

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
( catalog entry | L, H )

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez
( catalog entry | L )

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys 
( catalog entry | L )

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 
( catalog entry | L )

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon 
( catalog entry | L )


Next week we'll be diving into the category of Young Adult Fiction (though there are a few great YA picks on these lists). Happy reading!