Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beautiful Day: a Novel

Title: Beautiful Day
Author: Elin Hilderbrand

A dying mother wrote a list of things she wanted her daughter to know about how to plan the best wedding after she was gone. It was a story about many family issues leading up to the "Big Day", as they all tried to follow the advice given by the now departed mom.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous

Monday, August 19, 2013

Grand Prize Winners for the 2013 Summer Reading Club

Congratulations to our 2013 Adult Summer Reading Club Grand Prize winners!

They are:
1st prize -- Rosalie Capobianco -- won a $25 gift card to Olive Garden Restaurant

Runnerup
1. Pat Sturm -- $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble
2. Francine Blendermann -- $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble
3. Theresa Hearney -- $10 gift card to Barnes $ Noble

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Summer Reading Club program and especially to those who contributed to our blog! We hope you will join us for the Adult Winter Reading Club in January 2014.

Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race and Inheritance

Title: Dreams of My Father: a Story of Race and Inheritance
Author: Barack Obama

Interesting. I enjoyed it.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous

Love between Equals: How Peer Marriage Really Works

Title: Love between Equals: How Peer Marriage Really Works
Author: Pepper Schwartz

Possibilities for different relationships. Interesting point of view.

Non-Fiction; rated 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author: J.K. Rowling

I did not expect to enjoy these books as an adult. I wanted to be able to discuss with my middle school-age child what he was reading, so I started the series, and have really enjoyed them. The characters are interesting and well developed. I like the good vs. evil story line, and how throughout the series, all the books "intertwine" in surprising ways. I like the Half-Blood Prince as a turning point in the series, showing Harry's maturing, and as a real look into the villain Voldemort we have been rooting against for five books now.

Fiction; rated 4 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sing You Home: a Novel

Title: Sing You Home: a Novel
Author: Jodi Picoult

How Zoe's love of her music can be used in many ways.

Fiction; rated 3 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous

The Storyteller: a Novel

Title: The Storyteller: a Novel
Author: Jodi Picoult

Josef wants Sage to kill him,then he tells the story of why he deserves to die.

Fiction; rated 3 out of 5
Reviewed by Anonymous