Summer Reading 2023 - Staff Picks

Some of our favorite books!

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"This, the first in a series of historical mysteries, introduces Maisie who is both a psychologist and and investigator. The setting is Britain post World War I. I love the plots, the characters and the beautiful writing and must of all Maisie - who possesses confidence, intuition and vulnerability" - Jennifer on Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. 

Fiction or factual, literary classic or guilty pleasure, all of these books are special to someone here at the Scarsdale Library. We hope that you find something in this list that speaks to you!

Whether it is a book that you return to again and again or something you picked up at just the right time in your life, we invite you to share your reading adventures too.

Enjoy this list of staff picks, grouped loosely by genre and intended audience. And don't forget to register for our summer reading program this year! If you have any book reviews you would like to share, use this form and automatically enter to win prizes at the end of the summer.

"Read this biography to learn about the most ignored founding father! Benjamin Rush was a true Renaissance man; he was an abolitionist, he believed in women's rights, he helped found Dickenson College as a place of learning for immigrants; he developed safe medical practices for war-time, and he was with Washington when they crossed the Delaware River! And he is known as the father of American Psychiatry and Psychology. Don't miss this riveting book! You won't be able to put it down" - Diana on Rush: revolution, madness, and the visionary doctor who became a founding father by Stephen Fried.