Results tagged “Summer reading lists” from WorldCat Blog

bookmark_spread.jpgWhat are your reading plans for the summer? Before you head out for vacation or on holiday, remember that your library and WorldCat can help. You can do things like:

• Make a list of the books you'd like to read this summer (Here are Nancy Pearl's picks from last summer!)
• Write reviews of and rate the titles you've recently read
• Read other people's reviews of the books you're interested in
• Share your recent reads on WorldCat's Facebook Page

If you have high school age kids, remember that WorldCat gives them an easy way to track their summer reading lists and make notes about what they've read. They'll wow their teacher in the fall! Many school and public libraries put out summer reading lists on WorldCat. Here's an example of such a list...find your school's list on then share it with all of us!

One of America's most well-known librarians, Nancy Pearl, had a segment on today's NPR Morning Edition. (Listen to the audio and get excepts.) She was giving a list of mysteries you might have overlooked earlier this summer. So in case you need one more beach read--one more long, lazy summer weekend in the hammock before school starts again--we've captured her list as a WorldCat list. (Nancy Pearl's Mysteries on NPR). Here they are:

What is your favorite mystery? Or mystery series?

Summer required reading lists


If you're a student (or the parent of a student) with a required reading list for the summer, be sure to create a WorldCat list for all the titles. Then as you read through the summer, you can rate and write a quick review for each book/item you finish. You'll wow your teacher in the fall and may even be able to start the new year off with extra credit in your back pocket.

If you're a teacher creating a required reading list, use WorldCat to help you judge how prevalent the title is in nearby public libraries. Once you've finished the list, you'll have a quick and easy way to share the reading list online with students. Plus, it comes complete with cover art to boot (when available). See a sample list from Padua High School, in Parma, Ohio, and then create your own!

Summertime list making


Shout out to Deborah Evans, who featured in her podcast as a "home for list lovers."

Speaking of lists, you might be nearing the end of the school year and planning for summer reading. We'd love to hear what's on your list for your summer. People have started to create new lists and update their lists from last year. Get inspired from other people's summer reading lists.

For a little spark of summertime reading inspiration, you can download and print some WorldCat bookmarks with summertime themes. These are fairly good-sized files, be aware: