Reading Suggestions for Students and Parents from College Admission Experts

June 23, 2013

The New York Times posted an article by Brennan Barnard entitled “28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts.” The article lists numerous books for parents and students about college as well as some general summer reading recommendations. The list is extensive and the contributors numerous, the full article can be read on the New York Times‘ website, a selection of the tiles are listed below along with links to their records in the Minuteman Library Network’s online catalog.

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Marion R. Franck

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins

The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

I’m Going to College — Not You! Surviving the College Search With Your Child by Jennifer Delahunty

College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students by Jeffrey J. Selingo

Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope







New York Times Article: What I Read That Summer

June 1, 2013

The New York Times recently posted an article about a summer reading list they put together by asking twelve writers to describe memorable summer reading experiences. The entire article is a wonderful read, it can be accessed on the New York Time‘s website:

Links to the books recommended by the authors are below:

Some Suggestions for Cooking Memoirs

April 7, 2013

Below are some links about classic and recently published cookbook-memoirs, a popular and growing genre of literature.

Search the Minuteman Library Catalog for cooking memoirs available from the library.

The Reading Room of the Rocky River Public Library

March 26, 2007

The Reading Room is designed to link authors and titles with other authors and titles the reader may enjoy. It consists of thousands of titles read and reviewed by Rocky River Public Library staff.

After a librarian reads the book, he or she completes The Reading Room review form with author, title, other authors or titles the reader may enjoy, descriptors (subject headings), a summary, a critique, and basic data such as publication date, format, and the initials of the staff member(s) who read this particular title.

A person searching the database can access by keyword any one of these fields to meet a particular need. For example, if a reader wants to find books which are British mysteries with a rural setting and a police detective, he or she can search by “mystery,” “British,” “rural,” and “police procedural” to compile a list of books to read.

Appeal Type resource (fiction)

August 30, 2006

Which Book UKsite allows you to search by character, setting, plot etc. UK site allows you to search by character, setting, plot etc.