Summer reading is here! The River Forest Public Library will be hosting its summer reading kickoff party tomorrow, Friday June 1st, and then summer reading will be in full swing. While many people associate summer reading as a kid’s only activity, the River Forest library has summer reading for all ages. The adult reading program is fun and easy! All you have to do is read a book, listen to an audiobook, or watch a movie and receive an entry into our Adult Summer Reading Prize Drawing for each book/movie that you submit. There is no limit to the number of entries, and you can win a bunch of cool prizes. The theme for Summer Reading this year is “Reading is Delicious”. With that in mind, here are some delectable, food themed books to get you started:
Book description: Discovering in childhood a supernatural ability to taste the emotions of others in their cooking, Rose Edelstein grows up to regard food as a curse when it reveals everyone’s secret realities.
Book description: When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne’s confections. This was also adapted into a very well done movie starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche, and Judi Dench.
Book Description: Three Iranian sisters–Marjan, Layla, and Bahar Aminpour–flee the turmoil of the Islamic Revolution in their native country to seek refuge in Ireland, where they open the exotic Babylon Cafâe.
Book Description: Follows the author’s family’s efforts to live on locally- and home-grown foods, an endeavor through which they learned lighthearted truths about food production and the connection between health and diet.
Book description: Never married, living with an Iraqi-immigrant uncle and devoted dog, and working as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, thirty-nine-year-old Sirine finds her life turned upside down by a handsome Arabic literature professor.
Book Description: Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods.
Book Description: At the beginning of the 20th century, Tita, the youngest of three daughters, is expected to serve her mother for the rest of her life, but in order to show her love to Pedro, who is engaged to her sister, Tita cooks for him.
Book Description: Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is found murdered on the grounds of her family’s decaying English mansion and Flavia’s father becomes the main suspect.
The summer reading fun doesn’t stop here! For more book suggestions, visit the adult reference desk on the second floor and talk to any staff member. We love watching people walk out of the library with a good book in hand! Happy reading!