Summer Reading: The Most Popular Books at the Scarsdale Library

Malibu RisingIf you’re looking for your next read, just survey your Scarsdale neighbors. We asked Erika Heinzelman at the Scarsdale Library for a list of the most circulated books from their collection, and she shared the names below of fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks.

The sixth book on the list of fiction is Malibu Rising by Jenkins Reid which will be the subject of a book discussion on Zoom led by Katie Karchek from the library on August 9 at 7 pm. You can sign up here:

What is it about? Sounds like a good beach read to me: Here’s the synopsis:

Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them... and what they will leave behind.

Share your ideas for summer reading in the comments section below:

Top Circulating Fiction

The Paper Palace--by Miranda Cowley HellerPaperPalace
Klara and the Sun--by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Last Thing He Told Me--by Laura Dave
Apples Never Fall--Liane Moriarty
Malibu Rising--by Jenkins Reid
Our Country Friends--by Gary Shteyngart
Oh William!: a novel--by Elizabeth Strout
The Lincoln Highway--by Amor Towles
The Maid--by Nita Prose
The Plot--by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Top Circulating Non Fiction

The Changing World Order: why nations succeed and fail--by Ray Dalio
100 Things We've Lost to the Internet--by Pamela Paul
In the Garden of Beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin--by Erik Larson
The Premonition: a pandemic story--by Michael Lewis
A Carnival of Snackery: diaries (2003-2020)--by David Sedaris
A Good Bake: the art and science of making perfect pastries and breads at home--by Melissa Weller
Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show–by Jonathan Karl
Blockchain–by Tiana Laurence
Claudia Roden's Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel. a Cookbook–by Claudia Roden
Don't Worry: 48 lessons on relieving anxiety from a Zen Buddhist monk–by Shunmyo Masuno

Top Circulating Audiobooks

A History of India-- by Michael Herbert FisherWhoisMaudDixon
Dear Mr. M–by Herman Koch
Starting out in Spanish–from Living Language
The Best of Me–by David Sedaris
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed–by Jessica Lahey
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos a novel–by Dominic Smith
The Long Drop a novel–by Denise Mina
The Red Lotus: a novel–by Chris Bohjalian
The Searcher–by Tana French
Uncle Tom's Cabin–by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Who is Maud Dixon?: a novel–by Alexandra Andrews

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