What are you reading this summer? Here are the top picks of participants in our 2010 Summer Reading programs.
Series books rule for kids. Rick Riordan is the runaway favorite author for younger readers, with his “The Red Pyramid” (first of The Kane Chronicles series) and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (which began with “The Lightning Thief,” also a recent movie release).
Teens crave futuristic and fantastical settings, alternate dimensions of time and space, and action-packed adventure, such as they find in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, James Patterson’s Maximum Ride books and the Pendragon series by D.J. McHale.
For the second year in a row, Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help,” a Civil Rights era story about black servants and the white families they serve, has been a top choice of adult Summer Readers. Also popular has been “A Reliable Wife,” a gothic tale from first-time novelist Robert Goolrick. Finally, Ridgefielders are as enthralled as the rest of the world with the runaway thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson.