Local Librarian Recommends Summer Reads
A few librarians from Mountain Road library share their picks for summer reading. What’s on your list?
In our third edition of summer reading suggestions Patch sat down with librarian Bethany Tyler to see what books she recommended for your summer reading list.
Last summer, my boyfriend thought it would be a good idea to play golf together. However, I hate golf. So while he golfed, I rode in the cart and got in some quality reading. If you’re looking for a golf cart book Tyler recommended you check out Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross.
“It is the latest in this series of books,” Tyler said. “Miss Julia is a southern lady who is laugh-out-loud funny."
In the book, Tyler said that when Miss Julia’s husband dies, she finds out he had a mistress. Miss Julia and the mistress become friends and have a lot of amusing adventures.
“They really make you laugh,” Tyler said. “It is very light and easy reading.”
If you were a fan of the bestseller The Secret Life of Bees, Tyler suggested you pursue Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. The book is a more serious read about a 12-year-old girl whose psychotic mother passes away. The girl then goes to Georgia to live with her aunts.
“The aunts who take care of her are these really eccentric characters,” Tyler said. “The book has humor and heart and is a great summer read.”
“The book has been described as Sex in the City meets Nancy Drew,” Tyler said. “It is a series I just started and this is the first one in the series.”
The book tells the story of a crime writer who finds herself in different situations where she has to solve a murder mystery.
“The main character’s editor finds that her nanny has been killed and asks for help,” Tyler said. “It is a quick and sexy summer read with a little bit of danger. I really enjoyed it.”
What are you reading this summer? Tell us in the comments.