Mamaroneck Public Library Program Home Page
Language 
Welcome to the Mamaroneck Summer Reading Home Page. Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your own personal Summer Reading Page.

   Get in the Game!   
Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
Important Messages
Read a Teens' Top Ten and earn double raffle points for those books.
Reviews
Click to Search Catalog
Review
I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour. . . . My father still likes to tell the story of how I acquired my odd nickname: I had come to him for further information when I first discovered that our names meant something besides you-come-here. He succeeded in explaining grace and hope, but he had some difficulty trying to make the concept of honour understandable to a five-year-old. . . . I said: ‘Huh! I’d rather be Beauty.’ . . .

By the time it was evident that I was going to let the family down by being plain, I’d been called Beauty for over six years. . . . I wasn’t really very fond of my given name, Honour, either . . . as if ‘honourable’ were the best that could be said of me.

The sisters’ wealthy father loses all his money when his merchant fleet is drowned in a storm, and the family moves to a village far away. Then the old merchant hears what proves to be a false report that one of his ships had made it safe to harbor at last, and on his sad, disappointed way home again he becomes lost deep in the forest and has a terrifying encounter with a fierce Beast, who walks like a man and lives in a castle. The merchant’s life is forfeit, says the Beast, for trespass and the theft of a rose—but he will spare the old man’s life if he sends one of his daughters: “Your daughter would take no harm from me, nor from anything that lives in my lands.” When Beauty hears this story—for her father had picked the rose to bring to her—her sense of honor demands that she take up the Beast’s offer, for “cannot a Beast be tamed?”   Click to Search Catalog
Title
Beauty: A retelling of beauty and the beast
Author
Robin McKinley
Genre
Fantasy
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
The author of this book Bea Uusma Schyffert wanted to be a astronaut. After realizing that she was 1 inch to short to be a astronaut, she started a artistic career. This is the first book she's illustrated and written. In this book it shows the story of the man who never went on the moon Micheal Collins. Collins orbited the moon while Buzz and Neil were on the moon. Colin's was taking notes on the moon and was communicating with Buzz and Neil. Later in Colin's life he got the chance to go to the moon, but he did not accept because he loves the earth. As he once said "we're lucky to have this planet. I know."  Click to Search Catalog
Title
The Man Who Went to The Far Side of The Moon
Author
Bea Uusma Schyffert
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
i like this book

Presents a collection of strange facts and coincidences about animals and human beings in the worlds of science, art, and entertainment.  Click to Search Catalog
Title
believe it or not!
Author
julie mooney
Genre
nonfiction
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
In this book, Phyllis Burke shows that gender is a social construct and that flexibility in gender roles can lead to a happier, more creative life. She also explores case studies of children who have been gender trained to better fit their biological gender.  Click to Search Catalog
Title
Gender Shock
Author
Phyllis Burke
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
This book is comprised entirely of letters from a demon named Screwtape to his nephew Wornmwood, who is new to his job of corrupting humans. Screwtape offers advice to his nephew about how best to make a person turn away from god, and discusses the nature of good, evil, and mankind. A very interesting, philosophical look at the world, in the context of demons and angels.  Click to Search Catalog
Title
The Screwtape Letters
Author
C. S. Lewis
Genre
Epistolary Novel non-fiction
ISBN
9780060652937
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
The 38th book in the Stone Barrington series, Dishonorable Intentions is a fun and quick read. In this installment of the series, Stone Barrington is involved with a woman named Gala Wilde. She's great, but unfortunately she was involved with a man who she has unfinished business with she can't quite shake. On top of all that, the book has a surprise ending! Definitely worth reading.
  Click to Search Catalog
Title
Dishonorable Intentions
Author
Stuart Woods
Genre
Mystery
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
Sarah and Lauren have been best friends throughout high school and college. They have been through everything together in the coming-of-age stage of their lives, and now, as they navigate adulthood, they have drifted apart. Can they still call themselves best friends if they hardly see each other?  Click to Search Catalog
Title
Rich and Pretty
Author
Rumaan Alam
Genre
Fiction
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
Semi autobiographical work that covers authors time growing up, getting married and first jobs before moving to Europe pre-war. Very pessimistic and negative view of humanity. Author rambles a lot and uses profanity and vulgarity under the auspices of being "truthful". While seemingly intelligent - many references to great philosophers and works of art - author appears a bit full of himself.   Click to Search Catalog
Title
Tropic Of Capricorn
Author
Henry Miller
Genre
Classic Fiction
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
The book was good. I was not expecting the kiss.  Click to Search Catalog
Title
The Death of Wolverine
Author
Marvel
Genre
Comic
Rating
Click to Search Catalog
Review
Thanks to Sourcebooks for a review copy of this book. I absolutely loved this book! The author and owner of Breakfast In America, an American diner in France, details the struggles he faced while trying to realize his dream of opening a diner in Paris. He ran into many snares and jumped through hoops before and after he opened his restaurant, but in the end it was worth it. Highly recommended!  Click to Search Catalog
Title
Pancakes In Paris
Author
Craig Carlson
Genre
Memoir
Rating