Reader's Roundtable Episode 16: Summer Wrap-up Titles

Aug 2019 Readers Roundtable

CADL Collection Development Specialists Mari Garza, Cheryl Lindemann and Jessica Trotter talk about what picks their trying to sneak in before the end of summer and what they’re looking forward to this fall in their Reader's Roundtable podcast.

In the second half, Mari chats books and reading with members of CADL Okemos Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Teens who joined the conversation include Annie Rollins, Ava Renfer, Kemal Demirer, Lilia Pincheira and Mahmoud Abolibdeh. All attend Okemos High School. Here are the titles that came up in our discussions.

The books brought up in the Teen segment:

The works of Mary Oliver and Shel Silverstein

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

A Story About Cancer (with a happy ending) by India Desjardins

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Dry by Neal Shusterman

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

My Sweet Orange Tree: The Story of a Little Boy Who Discovered Pain by Jose Mauro De Vasconcelos

Noggin by John Corey Whaley









Setting Free the Kites by Alex George

Shout A Poetry Memoir by Laurie Halse Anderson

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


Books discussed in the first segment:

Mari’s Picks

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez

Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

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Jessica’s Picks

A Little Darker

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay – 2019 Stoker Award

The Need by Helen Phillips

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Michigan Ties

The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora

The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

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Cheryl’s Picks

Bringing Nature Home:  How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Doug Tallamy

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight:  An African Girlhood by Alexandra Fuller

Who Were the Wright Brothers? by James Buckley Jr.

A Royal Rescue by Helen Perelman

Mighty Marvels! With Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and the Green Goblin by Mackenzie

Cadenhead & Sean Ryan

Mouse Scouts by Sarah Dillard

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Happy reading!