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Readers AdvisorHey!  I'm Lisa G - your guide to "What Do I Read Next?".  Look around this page to find ideas for your next read.  Many of our lists are hand-selected and linked to the catalog, making it easy to place requests.  Have a blast!
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Good Book Club Picks Print Email

Back in January, Library Journal reviewed books being published in early summer and recommended these titles as good reads for book clubs.  If you like character-driven, coming-of-age, or psychologically and emotionally rich stories, you will probably enjoy these as summer reads, even if you are not in a book club.  (Do consider joining one of the WCLS book clubs!)  The debut novel The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls isn't the only one of these titles to get a lot of prepublication buzz; set during the Depression, it features a rebellious young heroine sent to a strict equestrian boarding school after a family tragedy that she had a role in.  The Good for Book Clubs - new in 2013 list includes both fiction and nonfiction selections - enjoy!

 
Adult Summer Reading Starts June 15th! Print Email

Adult summer reading poster Summer reading is not just for kids, but is something that the whole family can do together!  Grown-ups visiting the library in person can turn in an entry form for items read/watched/listened to to be entered into prize drawings.  Or from home, visit our digital library and tag items you have read/watched/listened to "WCLS2013" - this both enters you to win prizes and adds to a countywide summer reading booklist!  Just for fun, take the summer reading challenge and see how many of these items you can check off the list.  Enjoy this list of Groundbreaking Reads suggestions to get you started!  Click HERE for all the details.

 
Best Summer Reading Lists Print Email

Jacket covers from five titles on the list linked to below, one from each genre

This is the time of year where booklovers everywhere compile suggestions for the best possible summer books with which to fill your beach bookbag.  Here are some recent suggestions from Publishers Weekly for what to read this summer, encompassing several genres as well as nonfiction.  Remember that adult summer reading starts this Saturday, June 15th ... tag what you are reading "WCLS2013" to be entered to win prizes!

 
Stommish Reading Print Email

Jacket cover from The countdown to next weekend's Lummi Stommish Water Festival has begun!  Stommish began after WWII to welcome home war veterans and today is a multi-cultural contemporary Coast Salish gathering which includes fun and enjoyment for the whole family.  Highlighting some of the Native authors in the library collection, Richard Wagamese is an author and journalist from the Ojibway Wabasseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario.  Now living in Kamloops, B.C., his novel Indian Horse is the story of Saul Indian Horse; forced to attend residential school, he finds salvation temporarily through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. Far more difficult than his battles on the ice, however, are the internal battles he must fight to survive amid obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.  Click "read more" for more author/artist suggestions ...

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Reading Award Winners Print Email

Photo of a gold awards cup on a wooden stand

When you are in one of those between-books times, with nothing on your request list and no holds waiting for you to pick up, award winners can be great candidates to fill your reading void.  The libray catalog makes this easy by linking to a number of reknowned awards in different genres.  It even draws your attention to award winners that are available now on the awards home page.  Check it out!  (TIP: Every time you leave the awards page and return to it, different "available awards titles" are brought to your attention.)

 
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