HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 40 – Great Summer Reads

Episode 40 great summer reads

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Great Summer Reads!

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Great Summer Reads

Our guests this episode include Kathy Jennings, Stephanie Hall, Kelli Smith, Brian Adams and Cadie Maas to share their recommendations for great summer reads.

Books mentioned

Check out these great books and more from

  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • Paris by Edward Rutherford
  • Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
  • Bright Forever by Lee Martin
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
  • Pulp Detective Fiction like the Hard Case Crime series
  • Downloading audiobooks from the library’s Overdrive service
  • Corralled by Lorelei James # 1 in the Blacktop Cowboys series
  • Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James #2 in the Blacktop Cowboys series
  • Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy # 1 in the Fast Track Series
  • Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy # 2 in the Fast Track Series
  • Audiobooks by Rachel Gibson
  • The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

 Your turn to talk

What type of book do you like to read or listen to in the summer time? Continue the conversation about great summer reads. Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Great Summer Reads discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.