Summer Reading: The Most Popular Books at Scarsdale Library
Posted: Wednesday July 13th 2022 5:06 PM
If you’re looking for your next read, just ask your neighbors in Scarsdale. We asked Erika Heinzelman of the Scarsdale Library for a list of the top-selling books in their collection, and she shared the names below for fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks.
The sixth book on the fiction list is Malibu Rising by Jenkins Reid which will be featured in a Zoom book discussion hosted by Katie Karchek from the library on August 9 at 7 p.m. You can register here :
What is it about? Sounds like a good beach read to me: Here’s the synopsis:
Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and the anticipation is running high. Everyone wants to rub shoulders with the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and model; brothers Jay and Hud, one championship surfer, the other renowned photographer; and their beloved little sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and around the world, especially as the offspring of legendary singer, Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly dumped by her gamer husband. professional tennis. Oh, and maybe Hud, because it’s high time to confess something to the brother he’s been inseparable from since birth.
Jay, meanwhile, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promises she’ll be there.
And Kit has her own secrets, including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
At midnight, the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have caught fire. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the booze will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that have shaped generations of this family will all come to the surface.
Malibu Rising is the story of an unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night when everyone must choose what they will keep from the people who made it… and what they will leave behind.
Share your summer reading ideas in the comments section below:
Most Streamed Fiction
The Paper Palace – by Miranda Cowley Heller
Klara and the Sun – by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Last Thing He Said to Me – by Laura Dave
Apples never fall – Liane Moriarty
Malibu Rising – by Jenkins Reid
Our friends at home – by Gary Shteyngart
Ah William! : a novel by Elizabeth Strout
The Lincoln Highway – by Amor Towles
The Maid – by Nita Prose
The plot – by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Most Streamed Non-Fiction
The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail – by Ray Dalio
100 Things We’ve Lost on the Internet – by Pamela Paul
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – by Erik Larson
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story – by Michael Lewis
A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)–by David Sedaris
A Good Bake: The Art and Science of Making Perfect Bakes and Breads at Home – by Melissa Weller
Betrayal: The Last Act of The Trump Show–by Jonathan Karl
Blockchain – by Tiana Laurence
Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel. a cookbook–by Claudia Roden
Don’t Worry: 48 Lessons to Relieve Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk – by Shunmyo Masuno
Most Streamed Audiobooks
A History of India – by Michael Herbert Fisher
Dear Mr. M–by Herman Koch
Start in Spanish – from the living language
The Best of Me – by David Sedaris
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Kids Can Succeed – by Jessica Lahey
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos a novel by Dominic Smith
The Long Drop a novel by Denise Mina
The Red Lotus: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
The Seeker–by Tana French
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Who is Maud Dixon? : a novel by Alexandra Andrews
Share your book ideas in the comments section below.