What reads are your Tucson neighbors sharing this summer? Opera News, anyone?

What reads are your Tucson neighbors sharing this summer? Opera News, anyone?

Many of the city's curbside little free libraries are marvels of do-it-yourself design and construction. And perhaps what's inside speaks to the character of a neighborhood as well.

Here are some of the titles locals are sharing:

"A" Mountain neighborhood, three reads: "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez "Reengineering the Corporation" by Michael Hammer and James Champy  

"A" Mountain neighborhood, three reads:

"The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion

"In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez

"Reengineering the Corporation" by Michael Hammer and James Champy

 

Davis Bilingual Magnet School's box next to its garden is filled with children's books. Three reads: "Un Grillo en Times Square" by George Selden. A grillo is a cricket. "Night of the Ninjas" by Mary Pope Osborne. "Animorphs: La Invasion" by K.A. Applegate.

Davis Bilingual Magnet School's box next to its garden is filled with children's books. Three reads:

"Un Grillo en Times Square" by George Selden. A grillo is a cricket.

"Night of the Ninjas" by Mary Pope Osborne.

"Animorphs: La Invasion" by K.A. Applegate.

Dunbar Spring, three reads: Sunset magazine American Hunter magazine "The Spirit of the Border" by Zane Grey, further described on the cover as "An Epic Story of Villany and Honor."

Dunbar Spring, three reads:

Sunset magazine

American Hunter magazine

"The Spirit of the Border" by Zane Grey, further described on the cover as "An Epic Story of Villany and Honor."

Barrio Viejo, three reads: A 6th-grade math textbook in Spanish. "The Lady Matador's Hotel" by Cristina Garcia. "A Man in Full" by Tom Wolfe.  

Barrio Viejo, three reads:

A 6th-grade math textbook in Spanish.

"The Lady Matador's Hotel" by Cristina Garcia.

"A Man in Full" by Tom Wolfe.

 

Ooops, I got my own reflection in this snapshot. Three read in Sam Hughes: Opera News magazine "Love Wins" by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell, further described as "The lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality." "Timeline" by Michael Crichton.

Ooops, I got my own reflection in this snapshot. Three read in Sam Hughes:

Opera News magazine

"Love Wins" by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell, further described as "The lovers and lawyers who fought the landmark case for marriage equality."

"Timeline" by Michael Crichton.

I was so delighted by the appearance of this library in Menlo Park that I forgot to look inside.

I was so delighted by the appearance of this library in Menlo Park that I forgot to look inside.

Broadmoor Broadway Village, three reads: "The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman "Every Living Thing" by James Herriot "Harvest" by Belva Plain

Broadmoor Broadway Village, three reads:

"The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman

"Every Living Thing" by James Herriot

"Harvest" by Belva Plain

I love the way "Alien" is peeking out of the window of this box in the Miramonte neighborhood. It definitely hints at the sci-fi-leaning contents of what's inside. Three reads: "Alien" by Alan Dean Foster. "Children of Dune" by Frank Herbert. "Still River" by Hal Clement.  

I love the way "Alien" is peeking out of the window of this box in the Miramonte neighborhood. It definitely hints at the sci-fi-leaning contents of what's inside. Three reads:

"Alien" by Alan Dean Foster.

"Children of Dune" by Frank Herbert.

"Still River" by Hal Clement.

 

The next installment of TrueTucson.com will describe the neighborhood that puts the funk in Tucson. Do you know it?

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