I have never been a fan of the summer season. Give me a cool fall day or a nice winter one anytime. Heat, humidity and those stupid little black bugs are not my favorite things. However, no one gave me control over the seasons or the weather and most people don't agree with me, so enough said. I'll just hang out in the air conditioning and read.
New in June will be some blockbuster books. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich brings Stephanie Plum back on the detective scene. Private by James Patterson is billed as his sleekest, most exciting thriller ever and Whiplash by Catherine Coulter has FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock solving another complicated case. Those should help keep our mystery readers busy.
For romance lovers, the McKettrick series by Linda Lael Miller continues with Garrett late this month to be followed by Austin in June. The Malory family saga by Johanna Lindsay goes on with That Perfect Someone. Danielle Steel will release Family Ties and Susan Mallery's Almost Perfect will also be in soon.
Our Christian fiction fans can look forward to Who Do I Lean On by Neta Jackson, Maid to Match by Deanna Gist and A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer.
And then there are the ones I'm anticipating! I'm first on the list for Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer, The Sisters From Hardscrabble Bay by Beverly Jensen, Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank and The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain.
If you'd like to read any of these books, please call or come in to put a reserve on them. Some already have people waiting so you may not be first on the list but you will guarantee that you'll have a turn.
Pick up our newsletter each month to see a list of new books, movies and CDs. Also grab a copy of Book Page. Our subscription is courtesy of the Friends of the Library. It comes out each month and contains articles about books and authors and other items of interest.
The library will be closed Saturday, May 29- Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day weekend. Summer hours begin Tuesday, June 1. During the summer we drop Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoon so open hours are Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -- noon.
The library will also be closed the morning of Thursday, June 3 while the staff helps with a program. Join us at 10 a.m. on the lower level of the community center for Fishing for Laughs, a comedy show for all ages.