Monday, January 11th @ 7pm in the Community Room. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Sunday, January 31st. 20/30 Book Discussion (adults ages 21-30 something) Location: Panera (Deer Park Avenue location). Time : 5pm Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
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Continuing with Larsson’s series, Lagercrantz’s novel will draw out all Lisbeth Salander fans. At first I felt the beginning was a bit slow, yet soon realized I was doing what the author anticipated- wondering when Salander was going to make her entrance. When she does you might welcome her with a smile as I did. As our favorite journalist, Blomkvist, becomes part of an investigation (and witness) to a murder that is more than what it seems, it becomes evident the United States is in danger. Who else would Blomkvist try to find when he needs the mind of a brilliant hacker? Lisbeth of course! The duo reunite in this novel, and the thrill continues on as in the last three books!
If you like stories about good witches and dark forces this urban fantasy is for you- definitely for fans of TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. Elyse MacAllister leaves her life in Georgia to go back home to Los Angeles. Her great-aunt Eleanora is dying, and apparently has a lot to explain to Lyse when she arrives there. Finding out she is a witch with powers is only the beginning of secrets unfolding, and she is expected to take Eleanora’s place in a witch coven!! The book was fun to read, had some steaminess to it, and provides a lot of backdrop for the next in the series.
Another “psychological thriller” compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one does not compare. Ani FaNelli has a great job, wealthy fiancé, and the perfect life she made sure to take for herself. While she doesn’t want to risk losing everything she worked so hard for, she has secrets from her past that can ruin everything. Ani dealt with tragedies growing up in a prestigious high school, but the author left them sounding like everyday occurrences. Knoll could have left us with a more thrilling story, rather than a quick way to tie it all up. Even with the reveal of her tragic past, I was not rooting for Ani at the end.
So yes, this is technically a YA novel, and you might find a kid reading this… but there’s a reason it’s a Newbury Medal winner. I finally picked it up, as it’s been on my “to-read” list for a while now. Dystopia fans will like it, but beyond that is a beautiful story about the power of choice, love, and many of the things we take for granted every day. It was a quick read and really enjoyable. Put it on your “to-read” list!
This amazing novel, set in the 1950’s, explores how a group of tragedies in a town in NJ affected families for generations to come. Airline travel was still new, exciting….. and dangerous. Coincidence that these crashes all occurred in one town, with one airport? Judy Blume takes you away, on an emotional journey back in time from the viewpoint of a 15 year old girl, and her friends and family. Life goes on, yet people from this town remain changed forever…
Another great psychological thriller by Mary Kubica. Each chapter is from the point of view of a different character, making this a real page turner and impossible to put down. It begins as a feel-good story and quickly turns into a suspenseful mystery and doesn’t stop there. Just when you think you have figured out this story, it takes a twist that you never saw coming. This is one you definitely don’t want to pass up. If you haven’t read Kubica’s debut novel The Good Girl you MUST pick it up!