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Summer readingIt is summer reading time! That's when we get to catch up on what’s new and exciting in publishing. Our summer reading list is primarily recreational. Its purpose is to connect our learners with resources they may enjoy.

We generally keep the list relatively short – under one hundred books so as not to overwhelm. We are mindful of genre, and themes in diversity. We focus on contemporary publications - the last two years or so, but we also include a few classics. We aim for balance between young adult and adult literature.

Keeping in mind that our library users include young teens and adults, our list is thematically comprehensive. Not every book is for every library user. Selection is part of the reading process and we encourage young readers to be reflective about their choices - to contextualize them with their personal and family values - to read reviews and publisher notes, to make predictions about whether a book will suit their interests, and also to switch to a different book when one falls short of their expectations. There are so many books to enjoy. Summer is not the time to slog through a book that holds little appeal.

As in previous years, New Canaan (town) Library runs dynamic Summer Reading Program. We sent our copies of the summer reading books to the town library so students may borrow them over the summer months. On July 1, we will begin acquiring as many titles as are available in both eBook and audiobook format. Students may use Destiny, our online catalog, to access those formats. They can text the library at (615) 669 6670 if they need help. 

We aggregate our summer reading list in GoodReads - which is a social book recommendation site (see below). The entire NCHS learning community is invited to connect, share what they are reading, rate books, and write reviews. Again, the list is here, and the tabs at the bottom of the sheet allow viewers to switch organization – title, author, genre, etc.

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23 Minutes
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Adrift
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All Involved
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The Argonauts
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Audacity
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Away Running
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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
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Beastly Bones
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Between the World and Me
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Bone Gap
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Bones & All
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The Buddha in the Attic
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The Cartel
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
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Circling the Sun
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Concussion
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Displacement: A Travelogue
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Free Verse
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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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The Ghosts of Heaven
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Girl at War
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
The Girl in the Spider's Web
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The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever
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The Guilty
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Half a King
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Half a War
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Half the World
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Hamilton: The Revolution
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The Heart Goes Last
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Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
The House of Mirth
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Humans of New York: Stories
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
In the Unlikely Event
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Jackaby
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The Japanese Lover
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The Last Boy and Girl in the World
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Last Stop on Market Street
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A Little Life
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M Train
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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
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The Man in the High Castle
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Modern Romance
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My Man Jeeves
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The Night Manager
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Off the Page
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Out of Darkness
tagged: summer-reading-2016, swvb2016, and to-read
Ozone Journal
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Purity
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Sacred Heart
tagged: summer-reading-2016 and to-read
The Scandal
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See Me
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The Sympathizer
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Thirteen Chairs
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The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
tagged: to-read and summer-reading-2016
Watership Down
tagged: summer-reading-2016
Welcome to Braggsville
tagged: summer-reading-2016
A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius
tagged: to-read and summer-reading-2016
Zap: A Play
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