While there is still a whole lazy summer stretching ahead, I know many of you already have plans for your summer break. And I suspect that in those plans, there’s a lot of space for books – long car rides or airports are made for reading, hot days by the pool or on the beach practically require a good book, and occasionally it’s nice to break up the Netflix binges with something a little easier on the eyes. But with so many books out there, it’s often hard to figure out what to read next, or easy to miss something great just because the cover didn’t “pop.”
And that’s why I want to invite you to come to the library at 4:00 today to find some great new reads, and to make sure you’re not missing something wonderful just because it has a boring cover. So our theme for today’s Book Speed Dating is “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover!”
We’ve pulled together a collection of books with boring, nondescript, or just plain bad covers. But after spending just a minute or two with each of them, you may find that you really like some of them! We’ll evaluate books based on cover alone, cover and description, and actually reading the very beginning. And at the end of the event, you’ll have your very own custom-made reading list!
Everyone who comes to book speed dating will be entered into a drawing for an advanced copy of a not-yet-published book, and even if you don’t win the book, you can still leave with a pile of to-be-read books that you can check out on the spot. Happy book dating!