Dive into a Good Book: Great Summer Reads to Recommend to Your Patrons (2011)

As the author of the Book Lust: Recommended Reading collection, there is no one better suited than Nancy Pearl to help you find the perfect summer reads to feature at your library.

Nancy shares her recommendations for books guaranteed to make your patrons start turning pages. She features a “read alike” section and also provides a downloadable handout of the recommendations. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you’ll have an hour-long webinar of fun and great ideas.

Originally presented July 19, 2011.


Who Should Attend

Library staff responsible for readers’ advisory or collections. Anyone looking for great summer book ideas.


Nancy PearlThe New York Times calls Nancy Pearl “the talk of librarian circles.” Nancy speaks to library and community groups across the country and she regularly recommends books on NPR’s Morning Edition, as well as on many public radio station programs. She entertains and informs standing-room only crowds, and she’s even had a librarian action figure modeled in her likeness.

A winner of the 2004 Women’s National Book Association Award, Nancy is also the author of:

  • Book Crush: For Kids and Teens – Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest;
  • Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest;
  • More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest; and
  • Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers.



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