We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week! Even with both Canada Day and Independence Day behind us now, though, there’s still plenty of summer adventure on the horizon, and hoopla is the perfect companion!
What could be better in the summer than spending some time with a good book in the beautiful weather outside, or coming in where it’s cool to discuss it? We have everything you need for a great summer book club with the announcement of our second spotlight title: Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Available in both audiobook and eBook, this suspenseful novel tells the story of a tormented friendship set against the backdrop of Tangier in the 1950s. Our own Tara Carberry says of the novel, “…the feelings of possibility and menace [Mangan] evokes create a powerful mood that I can only describe as stylishly cinematic.” If that sounds like something that would be up your patrons’ alley, visit theclub.hoopladigital.com today for plenty of book club resources, including an author Q&A and a discussion guide. There you’ll also find a number of other suitable selections across a variety of genres if you and your patrons would prefer something a little different, or for anyone who just can’t put Tangerine down and is ready to move on to something else.
Comic-Con International in San Diego is always a big summer event for a number of pop culture properties, and it’s coming up in just a couple of weeks. In addition to big panels on such popular titles as The Walking Dead and Doctor Who, the convention will also feature the announcement of this year’s Eisner Award winners, honoring the best of the past year in comics and graphic novels. In the meantime, your comics-loving patrons can find quite a selection of nominees for the awards. There are also comic and eBook tie-ins to summer blockbusters like Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Incredibles 2, and more.
Send hoopla along with your patrons on all their summer adventures this year and keep them connected to your library 24/7. Whether it’s the perfect summer party playlist, an audiobook for a long car ride, or a couple of movies for a rainy day at the beach, there’s always something for everyone on hoopla.