Staff Picks of the Wauconda Area Library
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Staff Picks of the Wauconda Area Library
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This year I’m going to pick "The Columbus Affair," by Steve Berry. It is a modern, political-thriller that ties back to a secret reason behind Christopher Columbus’ expedition to the new world. Similar writing style to the DaVinci Code, easy to recommend. Recommended by Joel B., Adult Services
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Amazon.com: The Columbus Affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark) eBook: Steve Berry: Kindle Store
I really enjoyed the audiobook The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion. The main character, Don, has this great Australian accent. It was a sweet story and showed a perspective on what it means to live with Asperger's. Recommended by Diana M., Customer Service
This is an excellent book, a good choice for fans of Rick Riordan. Recommended by Demitra B., Children's Services
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The blood guard by Carter Roy. When thirteen year old Ronan Trueloves seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she's a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword wielding secret society...
The Blood Guard (The Blood Guard series): Carter Roy: 9781477847251: Amazon.com: Books
I am totally enjoying this book -- secret book societies and a book store that never closes, what's not to love? Recommended by Demitra B., Children's Services
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Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Click on the book cover to check our catalog.
Book Review: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24- Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
On my reading list: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan | 16 Books To Read If You Love San Francisco
Flavorwire's "Essential Books for Book Nerds" Number 1: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore
Our November 2012 book club pick! Theme: A Bookish Life. Title: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane.
This is not just another cookbook by the Barefoot Contessa. This cookbook helps you organize your meals ahead of time, so that when your guests arrive you can sit, socialize, even have a glass of wine! I have been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 15 years, this year’s dinner was not only delicious, it was seamlessly organized. By following the make ahead recipes, all I had to do Thanksgiving morning was stuff the bird and make salad. Highly recommended! (Patty, Children's Services)
A terrific novel about life -- its ups, downs and relationships -- with believable female characters Claire and Vivien. Claire is a young wife in the early 1960's, at the time of JFK's inauguration; Vivien is a young writer in the early 1900's who survived the San Francisco Earthquake. I really enjoyed the way the characters' lives were entwined -- I did not suspect the connection until the author made it known. Loved this book, highly recommended! (Kelly, Adult Services)
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A young girl in Paris who is blind harbors a precious jewel to Saint Malo to be safe during WWII. A young orphaned boy in a German mining town has a special talent with radios, and is chosen for training by Hitler's Youth Corps. How their stories intersect is brilliantly portrayed in this intricate and moving novel, one that will stay with me for some time. (Kelly, Adult Services)
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*This month's EDR Book Club read: All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr. A novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
May 2014 books worth anticipating
Recommended by Jennifer S., Circulation Services