August 3, 2016

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Week Six Entries: Our final week of reviews!

(Although you can always share a favorite book on our Facebook Page)

Thank you to all the readers who participated in our summer reading program!  Eighty seven books were read and reviewed.  A very robust summer of reading and sharing!

Our final raffle winner is Kim Peck.

 

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Review by Hannah 5 stars

I love the way Alice Hoffman paints the scenes from the book in your mind.  She has a way of transporting you into the book as if you are one of the characters.  Her use of vocabulary makes the book that much better.

 

 

How to Weep in Public by Jacqueline Novak

Review by Natalia: 4 stars

The author of How to Weep in Public, Jacqueline Novack, is a stand-up comedian by profession.  She decided it would be a great idea to write a book for people with depression so they can, “take a break from being lectured at [and] relax in the company of somebody who gets it.

This book is not currently in our collection but has been ordered.

 

 

Bad Company by Jack Higgins

Review by Kath: 3 Stars

A decent read (listen) to offset a long drive.  the characters are spelled out and the story has the typical ‘bad guy done in at the end”.  I felt the this story needed more detail as it left me feeling unfulfilled.

 

 

Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Review by Mary: 4 stars

If you watched and enjoyed Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk , this book will be of interest. Cuddy is an Associate Professor and researcher at the Harvard Business School who studies non-verbal communication. This book is a fascinating exploration of how much we communicate without uttering a word.

 

 

Brunswick Gardens by Anne Perry

Review by Natalia: 5 stars

Great summer reading!  Brunswick Garden is one of Anne Perry’s bestsellers, featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pit, the famous investigators.  “Her graps of character and conscience still astonishes,” said U The Cleveland Plan Dealer about the author.  Hundreds of thousands of reads agree and I am among them.

 

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