5 Favorite Summer Reads from CLP Staff

Summer is the perfect time to read — a time to catch up on all the books you’ve missed, go back to old favorites, and discover new ones. While there are so many wonderful new books out there, there is something comforting about re-reading an old favorite. There is no need to rush through the pages to see what happens next. Instead, you can take your time and savor each page. So go ahead and pick up your favorite book. And if you are looking for suggestions, here is a list of 5 favorite summer reads from CLP staff.

Check out these books and more with your library card! If you don’t have one, you can sign up at your local library or online.  If you can’t visit the library, check out OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla for eBooks and audio you can access from home or choose to have us build you a personalized list of recommendations here.

Jabari Jumps

Working up the courage to jump off the diving board is hard, but Jabari is nearly ready to make a great big splash.


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

Otto and Sheed don’t want summer to end – but when a mysterious man appears and freezes time, they realize that they have to fix things. Luckily, they are experienced detectives and get right on the case of saving time as they know it. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.


The Outcast

Sadie Jones tells the story of a boy who refuses to accept the polite lies of a tightly knit community that rejects love in favor of appearances. The Outcast is an emotionally powerful evocation of postwar provincial English society and a remarkably uplifting testament to the redemptive powers of love and understanding. This book is also available as an e


Ready Player One

In 2044 Wade Watts attempts to win the greatest lottery prize in history, by solving a series of horendously difficult puzzles—hidden inside the virtual world known as OASIS.


The Summer Book

Sophia is six and spending the summer on a tiny island with her elderly grandmother. Sophia is impetuous and volatile, while her grandmother is unsentimental, wise, and – well – cranky. As the two trek through forests, amble over coasts, build boats, and study bugs, they learn to adjust to each other’s whims and worries, and a fierce yet understated love develops between them.