Early Summer Solstice Reads

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I recently finished up a course of study, and I am really excited to get back into reading some books that weren’t assigned to me by someone. I’m also excited that we’re getting toward the summer. With summer comes the Summer Solstice, right around the corner. The longest day of the year is a holiday for some, an astronomical point of reference for others, but a noteworthy occurrence nonetheless.

Cover of Midsummer Night's Mischief

I am a massive fan of cozy mysteries, and I stumbled on a new series of cozy mysteries that are called the Wiccan Wheel Mystery Series. This series, written by Jennifer David Hesse, features a lawyer/amateur sleuth named Keli Milanni who is also Wiccan.  The first book in this series is called Midsummer Night’s Mischief, and it’s worth looking into if you’re a fan of the cozy genre. Get it at CLP here.

Midsummer book cover by Anna Franklin

If you are curious about the Midsummer Solstice, and some of the traditions surrounding this day, check out Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice, by Anna Franklin.

And, if you want to get classic about it (and let’s be honest, the summer is a great time to get back into some classics), maybe you’ll want to check out Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Happy Solstice and happy reading!

-Eric

cover for Midsummer Night's Mischief

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Eric is a Pittsburgh born & bred Library Assistant at LBPH. He is vegan and listens to a lot of punk, crust, oi, goth, new-wave, bluegrass-etc. He watches the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, is obsessed with Flannery O’Connor and Morrissey and loves poetry and painting.