Summer Reading Recommendations
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The Year 1,000 by Robert Lacey
Welcome to the year 1,000. This fascinating read looks across England and Christendom examining life in the first millennium, exploring topics from medieval brain surgery and clothing, to fundamental rules of warfare.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
This is the amazing story of a determined young woman who did not set foot in a school until the age of 17, who escaped a survivalist upbringing in Idaho to embrace education and earn a PhD. The grit and determination of Tara Westover is inspiring.
My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall by Elena Delle Donne
In this autobiography, Donne, a 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, shares her moving story of being a young basketball prodigy who gave up an impressive basketball scholarship for family and self-discovery.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
This timely novel is built on strong characters in the context of a wounded marriage, but it brings into question so much more including racial injustice, love, infidelity, and most importantly acceptance.
This month's Big Library Read title is Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. It's available as either an eBook or an eAudiobook, and as always it's available to borrow with no hold required. Go to the Delaware OverDrive page (https://delaware.overdrive.com/) to borrow the title, join the Global Book Club, or listen to an interview with the author.