Real summer in Jersey City is right around the corner of the week, when the rest of school-lites are set free. But for those of us adults who do not have summer reading requirements, here are recommendations from residents of Jersey City.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins –Jim
My Notorious Life by Kate Manning –Stacie
Sleeping Giant: How The New Working Class Will Transform America by Tamara Draut –Paige
Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen –Paige (x2)
Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi –Erin D.
All The Rage by Courtney Summers –Kathleen
Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg –Michael L.
Mayumi and The Sea of Happiness by Jennifer Tseng –Suzi
Back To Blood by Tom Wolfe –A.G.
Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn –Beth
The Girls by Emma Cline –Ned
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford –Kathleen
The Wisdom of Your Face by Jean Haner –Jennifer
In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldenhagen –Sarah
The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe –James
(Please write your rec in the comments section if you’d like me to add it to the list.)
Today is the perfect day for curling up with a book, so let’s talk about one of the greatest inventions: the bookmobile.
I don’t know how I’ve lived here for years and never taken advantage of this big, blue bus that travels the city in hopes of making it easier for citizens to get their literary on. The Bookmobile is literally a mobile library.
Two weeks ago, I climbed aboard and was surprised at how much could fit so well into a relatively small space. There were shelves upon shelves of books in every genre, two computers for public use and there’s even a checkout desk once you’ve gathered your materials.
I’ve been to every branch of the library, but this vehicular book heaven parks a block away from my home. (Check schedule: Blue Route or Red Route.)
Van Vorst Park plays host to Jersey City’s 6th Annual Book Festival tomorrow, Sunday September 15th. This year’s theme is “Tales of Our Cities” and features local authors, performers and artists from 10am-5pm.
FB invite here.