Summer Reading Suggestions From Selected Members of the Franklin County Reading Council:
(Great Friday evening discussion at the Orchards Restaurant, too!)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow
Slow start. WWII setting. Series of letters. Need a cheat sheet while reading.
Pillars of the Earth
Need a lot of time to read. 12th century England building a cathedral.
Three Cups of Tea
Also available in youth version
Listen to the Wind
Beautiful picture version of Three Cups of Tea
Stones into Schools
Early onset of Alzheimer
A reporter sees the picture of her adopted son on a missing person poster. She needs to know if it is her son.
Charles Smith Jr.
Langston Hughes poem illustrated by fabulous photos -- Coretta Scott King Award --children's
The Lion & the Mouse
Caldecott winner. Wordless picture book of the well-known fable.
Historical fiction in France WWII
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
WWII in Seattle. Chinese Boy and Japanese Girl in all white school.
South of Broad
Setting: Charleston. Story of friendship over the decades
While My Sister Sleeps
Athlete has an accident and family dealing with the issues.
Saving CeeCee Hunicutt
People of the Book
Friendship between 2 women
End the Struggle and Dance with Life
Susan Jeffers, PhD
The Power of Now
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Slow start. Stay with it. Narrative that tells philosophy. Well-developed characters
Van Ryan & Cerak
Half the Sky
Kristof & WuDunn
Nonfiction: women and children in bondage across the world
4 women who go to Africa as a mission trip to help in HIV camp. They bring their own issues to this story of helping others.
Love, Work, Children
Behind the scenes of the “perfect” family. The real story.
Novel about 3 women and their babies
"Stephanie Plum Mystery" series
Flawed bounty hunter. Funny and a fast read.
The Glass Castle