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Me Before You - Jojo Moyes. Beautifully written with distinct complex characters, and lovely vivid, description of the surrounding countryside.
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February 2014 Bookclub Book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I cried. And cried. This worked its way into my heart. I still reflect on it occasionally.
Great book, would be good for a book club. Me Before You: A Novel: Jojo Moyes: 9780143124542: Amazon.com: Books
Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes, *sad. Kleenex is needed. Totally worth reading
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Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty. Master storyteller building mountains out of everyday suburban drama.
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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Great book; will consider for book club
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.
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The Book of Strange New Things - Michael Faber. Great characters and nuanced relationship development.
The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel by Michel Faber
A Circle of Wives
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A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante. “When prominent plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor is found dead, the police investigation uncovers his secret polygamous life. As the narration alternates between Taylor’s three wives and a young female detective, the story explores the characters’ motivations and relationships. Part psychological thriller and part literary mystery, the end result is wholly captivating reading.” Melissa DeWild, Kent District Library, Comstock Park, MI
A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante. When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his hometown, the local police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers small-town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she could ever imagine.
A Circle of Wives great book! Definitely worth reading couldn't put it down
The Underwater Welder
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The Underwater Welder by JEFF LEMIRE Hardcover, 224 pages, Top Shelf Productions $19.95 This new graphic novel from Jeff Lemire, the writer-artist behind popular comic series Sweet Tooth, follows Jack Joseph, an underwater welder on an oil rig and a father-to-be, who has a life-changing experience deep in the ocean.
This really does read like an episode of the Twilight Zone - but somehow with more meat; more story, more heart, more humanity.
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As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. Then one night, deep in the icy solitude of the ocean floor, Jack has a mysterious and supernatural encounter. Reading Literature Strands: RL.9-10.1,2,3,4,5; RL.11-12.1,2,3,4
Old Memories, New Depth In 'The Underwater Welder'
Pretty Deadly Volume 1 - The wild west is full of death and beauty in the war between death's daughters. Who will take up the mantel and guard the soul of the world? Beautiful art and great writing. Can't wait for more.
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The Martian by Andy Weir. Trapped on Mars with no communication and a slim chance of survival Mark Watney MacGyver's his way to safety as the elements battle against him. Little does he know the whole world is watching and NASA is planing for his rescue. A bit much on the detail but a great read nonetheless.
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Lexile: N/A. The Martian. Andy Weir. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone. Recommended by Rebecca Vasilakis. Eastland-Fairfield CTC
Book Review : The Martian by Andy Weir
“An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water until the next manned mission in four years. It’s Science Fiction with a capital S, but Weir does a fabulous job of making it accessible to non-science geeks (like me).” Dan Brooks, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
The Martian by Andy Weir. “An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. Weir does a fabulous job of making this book accessible to non-science geeks (like me).” - Dan Brooks, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
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Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (K 273) Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest.
Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline. This is definitely worth reading!
For Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. ". . . a compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage. With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster care system." --Library Journal
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Before he was sent away from the distant planet he calls home, precision and perfection governed his life. He lived in a utopian society where mathematics transformed a people, creating limitless knowledge and immortality. But all of this is suddenly threatened when an earthly being opens the doorway to the same technology that the alien planet possesses.
An alien come to earth and makes detail observations.
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The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig. “I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist. For those that don’t know, a human is a real bipedal life form of midrange intelligence, living a largely deluded existence on a small waterlogged planet in a very lonely corner of the universe.” The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with what may be his best, funniest, and most devastating dark comedy yet.
New book review at my blog, Summer Reading Project: The Humans, by Matt Haig
The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. "I was not Professor Andrew Martin. That is the first thing I should say. He was just a role. A disguise. Someone I needed to be in order to complete a task."
Awesome YA book re-working the tale of the Wizard of Oz. What would happen if Dorothy turned WICKED!
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Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige; I can't wait to read this!
Looking for a holiday read. Can't wait to dive in!
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#NewRelease ~ Mentats of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson ~ Tor ~ 3/11/2014 ~ Hardcover ~ 9780765322746 ~ #SF ~ The thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity’s future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age.
Space Opera about mankind 30,000 years in the future. Mankind has dispersed across the galaxy. The Emperor of earth (Terra) launches a massive campaign to unite the peoples from earth across the galaxy.
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The Horus Heresy: False Gods - Graham McNeill. After reading Horus Rising I found I wanted to see where the story went. I enjoyed how the story evolved and found I was quickly finished with it and ready to read the next book in the series
Book 2 in the Horus Heresy series. Book One showed us the layout of how Horus led his army, those who stood by him and the plots around him. This book puts the Primarch in a position of weakness and the first building blocks to the Heresy that sets a universe on Fire.
The East Orange Public Library Teens enjoyed this book.
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare: the best book series ever; and yes i do mean it beats out the hunger games
City of Bones. worth reading?
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism, by Naoki Higashida. I am starting this today.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism: Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida, David Mitchell: 9780812994865: Amazon.com: Books
"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida - sounds really interesting! Adding this to my never ending reading list!!!!
The last days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Can Ptolemy right the wrongs of his past by taking an experimental drug that will certainly kill him in 3 months? This is a non-traditional love story of a hidden treasure and the history of a promise.
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The Unwritten Volume 9 - Tommy Taylor and the Ship that Sank Twice. This is one of my favorite comics right now. Whip smart, fun and addictive!
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The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice: Mike Carey, Peter Gross: 9781401229764: Amazon.com: Books
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Mike Carey and Peter Gross's original graphic novel, The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice
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Maus de Art Spiegelman oh man I love this series - have ever since I was a kid. The visual interpretation of the Nazis and Jews as cats and mice always really interested me.
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. This contemporary classic graphic novel tells a tale of a mouse family's struggle to survive in Nazi Europe.
This graphic novel is awesome. Spiegelman interviews his father, a holocaust survivor. Complete Maus : A Survivor`s Tale (ISBN10: 0679406417; ISBN13: 9780679406419)
Maus - Art Spiegelman. - A graphic novel is a story told in one or two books. Comic books come in series. #nerd
Walking Dead - A dark look at the post-apocalyptic world where the humans are to be feared more than the zombies. Kirkman has been writing this story for over 10 years and it just gets better.
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The Walking Dead Compendium One - Robert Kirkman / Charlie Adlard / Cliff Rathburn (Image Comics)
Just cracked this baby open. Already know it's worth reading.
The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 1. The first 48 issues of The Walking Dead Graphic Novel series all in one book.
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Hmmm... Books Worth Reading, or Geek Girl??
Fables, an acclaimed comic book series by Bill Willingham (writer), et. al that has been collected in graphic novel-esque volumes. The series is more than a dozen strong and follows the exploits of exiled Fairy Tale characters. While totally difference from the TV show, if you're a fan of Once Upon a Time, I think you'll like this series. Vol. 1 is Legends in Exile.
Comic book series worth reading. So much fun.
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham - This series is a wonderful graphic novel set. Written before any of the fairy tale television shows.
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The Unwritten (Vol. 1) Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey & Peter Gross
Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity. Buy all available volumes at once! Graphic novel series Fables-ish (8 volumes out) 8th is a Fables crossover
The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity - This is an amazing series talking about the power that the reader can give to the books they read!
THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS IDENTITY | Vertigo Comics I love this series! Brilliant for those who think comic books are only about disguised superheros with masks or capes. This incorporates lots of great literary allusions of the best classics.
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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen, author of one of my favorite books, Song of the Dodo. Great writer. For anyone with an interest in science, medicine and world health. (I have not yet read this but sounds like it's along the lines of two of my favorites; The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event.)
Nowhere Men - What if sciencists were as revered as rock stars? The power struggles of scientists have never been so engrossing.