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Just a reminder to all who wish to donate books please try to visit us during library hours so we may take care of these items immediately. It would be a shame if they were left outside and damaged by weather.

Best Books for Summer Reading for College Student

  1. A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)

    Ove is a grumpy old man who hates people and only likes his Saab. At least on the surface. When a young couple with two daughters move in next door, a story of sadness, loss, and loyalty is unveiled and nothing is what it seems to be.

  2. Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)

    What really lies behind the white picket fences? Patty and Walter are an all-American couple who first met in college, she is a perfect mother to their perfect children and he is a successful lawyer devoted to his family. But there is a life of regrets beneath the surface and when all begins to fall apart an old college romance is rekindled. But is it too late?

  3. The Death of Ivan Ilyich ( Leo Tolstoy)

    Unlike "Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace", this is a short book, but nothing short of a masterpiece. A lot of people are obsessed with reaching the summit of the social ladder. They go to college, land a great job and live successful and usually boring lives. That is what a high-court judge Ivan Ilyich did, but faced with a terminal illness he begins to dwell on his life without meaning and love. Was it all for nothing?

  4. 1984 (George Orwell)

    Imagine living in a totalitarian world controlled by Big Brother, eternally in war and with the motto "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength". Is there a hope for someone to wake up and rebel in the quest for individuality? Winston needs to find it out.

  5. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

    Rodion Raskolnikov is a poor ex-student chronically short of money. He is struggling with a lot of moral dilemmas, the most important being whether he has what it takes to kill a greedy old pawnbroker, steal her money and move on living a care-free life. He believes himself to be a prototype of Nietzche's Superman, but will he succeed or his guilty conscience will get the better of him?

  6. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

    A group of boys survives a plane crash and ends up on a remote island. They find themselves compelled to organize their own society and establish its rules. But becoming a leader is a difficult task and they find themselves struggling to avoid descending into savagery. It's more difficult than it seems.

  7. Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

    An unnamed black man feels invisible in the society divided along racial lines. He takes us on the journey through a small Southern town and all the way to the streets of Harlem, where we witness a life of crime, black nationalism, and Marxism as well as his personal struggles to remain a human being.

  8. A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)

    A group of young volunteers in the First World War is struggling to stay alive and grows disillusioned by the war. Two of them try to maintain a love affair but run into a number of obstacles trying to cling to their affections.

  9. The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)

    The communist Russia does not believe in God or in the devil. But the devil himself comes to Moscow and starts playing deadly games with its once upstanding citizens who are refusing to believe their own eyes. Mystery, love, and obsession - all of these can be found in this masterpiece.

  10. The Stranger (Albert Camus)

    Meursault has killed a man. For no reason. He is brought to trial but the question arises: is he being punished because he killed a man, or because he did not cry at his mother's funeral?


Thank you to the staff at Learning Express for their generous donation of new children's books. Also thank you to the anonymous donor who left so many excellent children's books outside our door.

A Big thank you to Sarah Lamirande for her donation of brand new VHS tape rewinders and a box of thermal paper rolls for our receipt printer!!
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