I stopped watching The Walking Dead and this picked up that story for me. The world is in a time of change. Something has happened. Humanity has to figure it out and adjust. Gripping and emotionally moving, the story confronts our humanity.
#3 in the Fixer- Upper Mystery series and one that was turned into a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries show. There are enough differences that it made the book worth reading after seeing the show first. I like Carlisle's other series, The Bibliophile Mysteries, more for obvious reasons. I do not order these for the library but they are a fun cozy mystery series.
We do have Kristin Hannah books in the library but I won't be adding this one, The Great Alone. I don't see much of an audience for it.
I read Riordan's The Lightning Thief years ago and this Riordan is a great new series that his readers will love. Not a Riordan reader? Pick one up because he makes mythology relatable and relevant. Magnus is a fresh contemporary character and one to root for in this imaginary world of adventure.
What a work of heart. Colfer seems to write this book because he loves a good story. If you want to stick around for it great. If not, I really don't think he'd mind. This is a reader's read. Meaningful, meandering, and thoughtful. Not rushed or concerned with story arcs or enough action. Patient. And worth the read all the way to the very end.
Another read for our book club, we paired this with A Dog's Purpose and it was an interesting discussion. One of the most moving parts of Homer's Odyssey is when Homer's owner is separated from him during 9-11. A good read for cat lovers and for those who believe rescuing animals is one of the noblest callings.
One of our student summer read choices I think and a read for our book club, I thought I wouldn't be a fan of this one and I was wrong. It is unique and heartfelt. Easy to recommend to dog lovers and one of those life affirmation kinds of books.
I loved this realistic, unique story of a man and the love of his life, Lily. Lily also happens to be his dog. They both talk in the story and it takes a bit to pick up on why Lily is talking what the heck is the octopus doing in the story. It is heartwrenching. There are some lines I read, paused and copied down because they are so true and beautiful. And weird. I have to say the book is a weird one.
Easy to recommend, this YA novel. The front cover connects it to The Hunger Games and Ender's Game and I agree. Fans of any of these books will likely read the others. I would say is a bit edgier than Hunger Games which is appropriate given Hunger Games fans are growing up.
My book club read this YA book and we had such a great discussion about it. Schmidt has many books for YAs and does an exceptional job of interweaving historical details with personal stories that remain relevant. A young boy grapples with an unsteady home life, moving at a critical time, and finding friends. I will be ordering this for the library.
I need to find some young adult novels that include automobiles, etc but this one lacks any substance. It did have automobile and racing and drifting information in it and that will be enough for some of my more reluctant readers but that's about it.
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!