Connect Your Summer
Obsessed with your smartphone? In love with your tablet? These novels explore the dark side of placing too much trust in technology.
Extinction by Mark Alpert
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Super sad true love story: a novel by Gary Shteyngart
C by Tom McCarthy
For the win by Cory Doctorow
The chemistry of tears by Peter Carey
Utopia: a novel by Lincoln Child
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean
Pride and prescience, or, A truth universally acknowledged by Carrie Bebris
Mute witness by Charles O'Brien
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch
A conspiracy of paper by David Liss
Pass, shoot, or shuffle your way through some of our Game On magazines! Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to over 200 current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet.
Here are a few titles to get you started!
Visit our Be Well Zinio online magazines for more sporty suggestions.
And the band played on: politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic by Randy Shilts
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
Gifted hands: the Ben Carson story by Ben Carson ; with Cecil Murphey
Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
The three faces of Eve by Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley
The vow : the true story behind the movie by Kim & Krickett Carpenter, with Dana Wilkerson
If exotic locales do not fit your summer travel plans, here are some suggestions for reading and listening. Remember "travel" can be in your own backyard as well as "around the world."
Broaden children's listening horizons with:
Beyond our comprehensive selection in travel guides, these choices might catch adult interests:
Need something to fill that X-Files-shaped hole in your TV viewing? These TV series feature investigations into the spooky and strange. (Warning: May contain aliens.)
Torchwood. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation
Supernatural. Season 1. Disc 1 & 2 [videodisc] by Kripke Enterprises, Inc. ; Wonderland Sound and Vision ; Warner Bros. Television
Eureka. Season 1. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Studios ; Sci Fi Channel
Warehouse 13. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Media Studios
Prime witness by Steve Martini
The Lincoln lawyer: a novel by Michael Connelly
Running from the law by Lisa Scottoline
The fifth assassin by Brad Meltzer
The cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson
Coma: a novel by Robin Cook
Contagion by Robin Cook
The descendants: a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The fault in our stars by John Green
My sister's keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey
Outbreak by Robin Cook
Moneywood: Hollywood in its last age of excess by William Stadiem
The Searchers: the making of an American legend by Glenn Frankel
The collaboration: Hollywood's pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer
Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels
See what I see by Gloria Whelan
The dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
Of woods and water: a photographic journey across Michigan by Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan ; foreword by Dave Dempsey
The paddler's guide to Michigan by Jeff Counts
Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel
Belle Isle to 8 Mile: an insider's guide to Detroit by edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn and Rob Linn
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson — Detroit, 1912.
The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson — Detroit, 1910.
The expeditions: a novel by Karl Iagnemma — Michigan Territory, 1844.
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer — Detroit, 1967.
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick — Detroit, mid-1970s.
The mercy killers: a novel by Lisa Reardon — Ypsilanti, 1967.
Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon
Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker
From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums
The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation
Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer