Staycation summer...


Summertime, and the living is easy. Books can be read indoors in the rain or outside, under a tree or at the beach in the sun. Here are a few Summer reads for you to enjoy.

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele


Atmospheric, haunting and believable

The Weight of Blood

By Laura McHugh

Lucy's mother vanished years ago from the town of Henbane, deep in the Ozark mountains. When one of Lucy's friends is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: the mother she never knew, and the friend she could not protect.


Dark, gritty and realistic

The Cold Cold Ground

By Adrian MacKinty

Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera and a young woman's suicide. Detective Sergeant Duffy is a Catholic policeman trying to get to the bottom of it all.


Sensual, lyrical and nature-filled

Prodigal Summer

By Barbara Kingsolver

Three stories weave together in the southern Appalachia; a female wildlife biologist, a city girl turned farmer's wife and two elderly feuding neighbours. During a humid Summer, they all find the connections to each other and the nature around them.


Dark, edgy mind games

You Are Not Alone

By Greer Hendricks

Shay's life is changed the day she witnesses a woman leap in front of a subway train. It's all she can think about, and she attends the memorial service. There, she is befriended by the glamorous Moore sisters. But they have very ulterior motives…


Did you know?

Most libraries are almost back to normal. However, there might be exceptions, so check your local library's website. Many libraries are slowly starting events again, now the limit of people gathering has been raised to 50 persons. So if you, like us, are hungry for some social and cultural happenings there might be something here for you.

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