One of our staff bookclub picks, this holocaust historical fiction novel captivated our readers and gave us some new talking points. The contrast of speakers being from different sides of the war and the humanity and lack thereof in the book set the backdrop in a familiar time. The beautiful writing begs to be read aloud.
For the dramatic, realistic, love-hate relationship book lover, Beautiful Disaster was recommended to me by a student who then gave me the book for the library. As it sat on my desk girl after girl would stop by and stay I read that- I loved it! Monday a girl came in for a recommendation, I gave her a book , she came back on Tuesday. After many failed attempts to get this girl to finish a book I handed her this and said see what you think. She brought it back a day later. Finished. It is a page turner and a rocky, intense, steamy ride in the relationship and non-relationship of two college students. I loved it and would recommend it to my more mature female readers.
Several of my guy readers suggested this futuristic space travel young adult series. The main character, Jeth, is a teenage pilot to Avalon, the space ship left by his parents when they disappeared. After a few bad turns he and his sister and their friends must work out how to win the Avalon back and, of course, save the universe. A good adventurous read that I will recommend to those dystopian readers who want to really jump into the future.
We should never tire of hearing the story of these survivors. Each experience brings a new perspective to the endless story of those who endured unspeakable times. This unique telling from the point of view of a mouse/human is disturbingly brilliant.
A fun page turning murder mystery with some interesting characters such as Ruddy. Ruddy has someone living inside him besides his own personality... and then there's the dog. And a rooster.
Highly recommended by my students, Black Butler is also a popular anime show. This series has a gripping story line and the drawings are lovely.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!