Rachel's Favorite Books
Some of Rachel's favorite books that she loves to recommend to readers.
Rachel's Favorite Books
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2013 ALEX Award-- "Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable novel."
This book is so unique and entertaining. A great story that is equal parts quirky and heartwarming.
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Both librarians Sam and Barbara are reading WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE by Maria Semple upon the suggestion of another librarian. If three librarians are reading something, it's worth reading! Bee’s mother, Bernadette, goes missing after planning a family trip to Antarctica. Bee pours through all of her mother’s emails and documents to find out where she went, creating a satirical story about a quirky mother and her quirky family.
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To her Microsoft husband and the other private-school moms in Seattle, Bernadette Fox is a holy terror; to her 15-year-old, Bee, shes her beloved mom. But when Bee demands the trip to Antarctica she was promised for delivering a slam-dunk report card, the increasingly agoraphobic Bernadette disappears. Huge in-house excitement; rights sold to nine countries.
10 Best Book Club Books for Fall 2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Highland Park Public Library
A truly authentic teen love story set in 1980's Nebraska. This book will make you remember what it felt like to fall in love for the first time.
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Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250012570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_efmPtb1QKK665ZS3
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Two misfit teenagers living in Nebraska in 1986 bond over comic books and music on the school bus.
Rainbow Rowell to Pen the ‘Eleanor Park’ Movie Screenplay! Geeking out!
Lexile: HL580L. Eleanor And Park. Rainbow Rowell. One of the most talked about YA books of the year. A heart-tugging story of a pair of misfit star-crossed lovers: Half-Korean, total introvert Park and awkward, eccentric new girl in town Eleanor. Recommended by Lori Y. Lee, Zanesville; Karen Lippincott, Medina; Emily Colpi, Mariemont City; Angie Seitzel.
A great book about memory and childhood. Gaiman narrates the audiobook himself and really makes the story come to life...and especially chilling.
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The Six Mile Regional Library District's February Book Club Selection is Tell the Wolves I'm Home : a novel by Carol Rifka Brunt. Register and Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk! Join the discussion on Monday, February 24 at 6:30 PM at Niedringhaus School or Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM at the library on Johnson Road.
This story is so layered and full of complex, emotional characters. A beautiful book that will make an impact on you.
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Steph's Stacks: Book Review: "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tell the Wolves I'm Home -- a book worth reading!
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(on my TO READ list) Carol Rifka Brunt - Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Book Cover Image. Title: Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Author: by Carol Rifka Brunt
My favorite "cozy" mystery series with the most unforgettable protagonist, 11 year-old Flavia de Luce. The audiobooks are such a treat! I eagerly anticipate every new title in this series.
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce Series #1)- Fantastic
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley
My first Anna Quindlen book and I was not disappointed! A great, light story about an artist who is re-evaluating her life.
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Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen - Deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen - Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.
Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now on a downward slide, herbank balance shaky and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. It is there that she discovers, along with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.Brilliantly written by New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen, Still Life With Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and oft…
Still Life with Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen A charming book, if somewhat choppy, about a 60-year old divorcee who escapes from emotional/financial problems in NYC and retreats to rural New York. She rediscovers herself and reinvents her photography career.
"On Such a Full Sea" by Chang-rae Lee - about a teen, Fan, in a future America that seems very similar to our present country. This future has been been described as dystopian by just about every reviewing body. It's important to note there has been a marketing blitzkrieg for this book, and I'm still trying to decide if it's worth it. Very interesting social topics are raised throughout Fan's story, and the narration style is engaging,
A near-futuristic love story about a young woman who goes to extreme lengths to find the man she loves. The audio version really brings it to life. My favorite book of 2014 so far.
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On Such a Full Sea: A Novel (After listening to Audible Sample). In a future America divided strictly into a class system, Fan is a fish-tank diver. The reader is good, and it sounds like Fan must do something remarkable when her boyfriend disappears. Might be worth a listen.
Considering reading. What do you think? On Such a Full Sea: A Novel, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594486107/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_I2P0sb0MFVCSY
On Such a Full Sea. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 3/14
Perhaps my favorite book of 2013. Beautiful writing, amazing characters, fascinating premise. A large book, but one that you will fly through.
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BOOK REVIEW: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.
On the reading list: Life After Life: A Novel: Kate Atkinson: 9780316176484: Amazon.com: Books
Amazon.com: Life After Life: A Novel (9780316176484): Kate Atkinson: Books. Book club September 2014.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Worth reading
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan- "Hannah Payne's life has been devoted to church and family until she awakens in a new body to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions for whom observing new Chromes- criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime- is a form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder."
A powerful retelling of "The Scarlet Letter" in a near-future America. Fast-paced but still extremely thought provoking.
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When She Woke - a book worth reading
On my reading list.
When She Woke is an awesome book that catches and holds your attention all the way through. Good on your own or great for book club discussion. I loved it
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan - A twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Hannah lives in a dystopian society that changes the skin color of those accused of crimes, or Chromes. Their skin remains pigmented until the end of their sentences, making them social outcasts. Hananah has an illegal abortion so she won't have to reveal the name of her unborn child's father-who is a prominent, married minister. As a result, she becomes a Red. Abandoned by her family and friends, Hananah must find a way to survive on her own. The author's writing style was touted as being a mix of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Atwood. However, I think it paled in comparison to these two writers.
City of Thieves - During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.
A great coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Leningrad during WWII. Appropriate for adults and teens. Also a great read-a-like for "The Book Thief".
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“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” ― Jane Austen #Books #Reading
The story of two unfulfilled stay-at-home parents who have an affair one summer. Perrotta exposes the dark underbelly of suburbia in his books, which are all worth checking out.
This first book in a great literary mystery series. Atkinson brings so much emotional depth to the unsolved crimes that private detective Jackson Brodie investigates.