- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Yesterday was the first official day of summer, (as if you couldn't tell by the heat, right?) . I hope you all have signed up for the Summer Reading Celebration by now! As I promised last week in my first installment of my "You Are Here" reading lists for the summer, I'm back for another adventure. This week we are hitting the open road before we arrive at our next destination. This list is all about road trips across these great fifty states of ours. Some of them are wild, some are fun, and some are a bit sad, depending on your mood. So grab your convenience store snacks, put together an awesome playlist, round up your friends, and let's go!
You Are Here: American Road Trips
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
After the death of her father, Amy sets out with Roger on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but they wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt. Like a scrapbook, there are photos, receipts, drawings, and playlists throughout the novel, which enhance the story.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Colin Singleton always falls for girls named Katherine--and he's been dumped by a Katherine 19 times, to be exact. Letting expectations go and allowing love are at the heart of his hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile, his parents, grandfather, and even the family dogs encounter adventures of their own as they all try to make their way back home.
Hit the Road by Caroline Cooney
Brit has had her driver's license only 11 days when her parents drop her off to stay at her grandmother's house for two weeks while they go on vacation. Little do they know Brit is headed for a three-state road trip with Nannie to pick up her college roommates and bring them to their alma mater for their 65th--and most likely final--reunion.
Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
Turns out vampires can take road trips, too. Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and his friend, impulsive Sandor, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Hired by Madeline Gladstone, the president of a shoe company, to help her prevent a corporate takeover, 16-year-old Jenna Boller embarks on an eye-opening adventure that teaches both of them the rules of the road--and the rules of life.
In Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Cameron, a 16 year old slacker gets rudely jolted out of his going-nowhere life by a shocking diagnosis. He has mad cow disease. A gorgeous punk rock angel with pink hair convinces Cameron that he must go on a quest to save the world and in the process find a cure for himself. With Gonzo, a neurotic dwarf, and Balder, a Norse god trapped in the body of a garden gnome, by his side, Cameron sets out on a crazy road trip. Along the way he is attacked by fire giants, narrowly escapes the clutches of an evil happiness cult, and takes part in a near-lethal reality t.v. show contest. It’s an amazing ride - or is it all in Cameron’s mind, a symptom of his illness? Either way, this dark comedy is a kick!