10 Good Books to Read in a Hammock
It’s summer and time to relax. Now is definitely not the time for serious, pressure-inducing books such as Why Aren’t You Wealthier or Exploring the Theory of Achieving Inner Awesomeness*. Now is the time to get lost in other worlds and to escape for a while. Now is a good time to read fiction.
I decided to go straight to our own experts for fiction recommendations: library staff at the University of Washington!
UW Tacoma Libraries, take it away:
- Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy (an excellent collection of short stories)
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
- Problems with People by David Guterson
- Atlas Shrugged and We Are Living by Ayn Rand
Now it’s your turn, UW Seattle:
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I hope you’ll choose one (or more!) of these good books and take part in a classic summer pastime: leisure time with a captivating read.
Special thanks to Whole U Ambassadors Anna Salyer and Heidi Nance, and their well-read library colleagues.
*okay, not real book titles
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4 Thoughts on “10 Good Books to Read in a Hammock”
On July 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Margaret Murray said:
Gone Girl is coming out as a movie in October…can’t wait! Couldn’t put that book down.
On July 30, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Kelly Williams said:
I can’t recommend “Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It” highly enough! I liked it so much I wrote the author and she wrote me back! However, if you don’t like depressing tales avoid.
On July 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM, Andrea Ray said:
I’m glad you liked the stories. You’re right in that they are not necessarily “feel good” stories, but they are definitely thought-provoking.
On July 30, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Margaret Murray said:
So cool that the author wrote you back! What did she say?
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