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“What Are You Reading Now?” Book Round-Up

During April and May, I had the amazing opportunity to travel around Lackawanna County and ask readers what they were reading at that moment. The program, “What Are You Reading Now?” gave me an opportunity to chat with people just like me – readers who love talking about their books, showing pictures of their libraries at home, and shoving bits of paper with book recommendations into hands and purses. I came away with hundreds of book recommendations, different authors to try, and email addresses from new bookish friends. Below I’ve linked the book recommendations from the Abington discussion and will link the other books from the library discussions in the future. With SummerQuest coming up (be on the lookout at your local library!), now is the perfect time to try out some of these books and get outside your reading comfort zone. As always, happy reading!

All-American Murder: the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murders’ row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey

The Woman In the Window by A.J. Finn

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

Alice McDermott

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

President Reagan: The Role of A Lifetime by Lou Cannon

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Issacson

George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis

Improvement by Joan Silber

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances Fitzgerald

Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982 by Philip Larkin

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Jane Austen

Middlemarch by George Eliot

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

A Capitol Journey: Reflections on the Press, Politics, and the Making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania by Vincent P. Carocci

The Pigeon Tunnel: stories from my life by John Le Carre

Crow Country by Mark Cocker

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