At your library – Entertaining Books for Every Kind of Summer Day |

At your library – Entertaining Books for Every Kind of Summer Day

Julie Horn
Grand County Libraries

Summer in Grand County is a time full of activity. When you find the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a good book, come to the library and try a selection from one the following authors.

Peter Mayle – Best known for “A Year in Provence,” the humorous account of the time he spent in a small village, Mayle’s novels make his readers want to quit their jobs, pack up and move to the south of France.

Alexander McCall Smith – This prolific author of the highly entertaining “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series has written enough books to keep you entertained throughout the summer.

Lauren Weisberger – Even though reviewers may criticize her books for not having a lot of depth, the author of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Chasing Harry Winston” are perfect when you want to be entertained, not enlightened.

James Patterson – Patterson has written well over 50 novels that encompass mysteries, thrillers, romance and young adult novels. There is a James Patterson novel to suit everyone.

Janet Evanovich – If you have not read any of her delightful, funny, mayhem-packed mysteries, you have missed out. Heroine Stephanie Plum is someone you love to spend time with – especially when her crazy, out of control friends and family come along for the ride.

Terry Pratchett – What started as a parody of the boom in science fiction/fantasy novels more than 20 years ago has become a satire of the modern age. Be ready to be amused.

Elmore Leonard – Leonard started his career writing “pulp” westerns and has since branched off to include crime fiction and suspense thrillers. Many of his novels, including “Be Cool” and “Get Shorty” have been adapted into films.

Christopher Moore – With titles like “Bloodsucking Fiends” and “Fluke,” or “I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings,” how can you go wrong? Take an average person, place them in an absurd situation then sit back and watch.

Dan Brown – He has written more than the “Di Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons.” His first novel, techno-thriller “Digital Fortress,” should not be missed.

Nevada Barr – Visit the dark side of America’s national parks with fictitious park ranger Anna Pigeon. Look out for “Hard Truth,” her novel set in Rocky Mountain National Park.

These authors and many more are available in book and audio @yourlibrary.