HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 24 – Great Summer Reads

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — TV on DVD.

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Great Summer Reads

Our guests this episode are:

  • Marie Pyko, Public Services DIrector
  • Nate Hohl, Red Carpet Librarian
  • Kathy Jennings, Public Services Librarian
  • Kelli Smith, Red Carpet Services

Books mentioned

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  • The Jefferson Key: a novel by Steve Berry
  • Last Men Out: The True Story of America’s Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury
  • The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole (4.5 in the Dark Tower series) by Stephen King
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James
  • Home Front by Kristin Hannah
  • Insurgent (sequel to Divergent) by Veronica Roth
  • Pandemonium (sequel to Delirium) by Lauren Oliver
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R.R. Martin
  • Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
  • US Road Trip Tour Reading Challenge from the library’s
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
  • Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Korbel Albright
  • The Age of Desire: A Novel by Jennie Fields
  • The Yard by Alex Grecian
  • Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  • The Age of Mirables by Karen Thompson Walker
  • Winter Wheat: a novel by  Mildred Walker
  • The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril: A Novel by Paul Malmont

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Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Great Summer Reads. Have you read any of these? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Great Summer Reads discussion.

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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.