Friday, August 12, 2016

What you're reading: People's choice

Some final random choices from the book reviews posted by participants in
Summer Reading Club for Grownups!

The Lost Children
by Carolyn Cohagan
Reviewed by crafteegirl3

This story is about a young girl named Josephine and the adventure she accidentally encounters while trying to help a new friend. Josephine lives in a grand house with her mean and disconnected father, who barely acknowledges her presence in his life. Josephine is a sad and lonely girl, but despite that she emerges as a strong young lady who has to battle the local evil "master" of the town in order to save herself and her friends. This book, although dark and sorrowful in nature, actually has some rays of hope and prosperity. This book was sad at times and left me in suspense as to the outcome of all the characters involved. If you are looking for a good mystery with a strong heroine then this is a great choice.

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
Reviewed by CoyoteGrin

Kaz Brekker has been hired to complete an impossible task: break a prisoner out of the most secure prison in the world. In order to complete his task, he'll need a special team, built of individuals each with their own unique skill set. If they can work together long enough to complete the job, they will all be richer than they ever could have imagined...and maybe they'll even save the world in the process. This book was one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time. The characters are well fleshed out and interesting. The plot keeps you guessing the entire time, never quite sure what will happen next, and whether the team will actually manage to complete the heist or not. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the next in the series.

Editor's note: You can find this novel in the Young Adult section of the library, and also as an audio book and an e-book.

A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
Reviewed by BronteFan

I'd give this 10 stars if I could! What a great book to end the Summer Reading Club on! I decided to read this book after the terror attack in Nice. I wanted to remember how much I loved France and the people of that country. This book really captures the essence of the French people and way of life. Chapters are broken into months. Why not start it now and finish it up next year for the book club? Thank you for a wonderful summer of reading. I hope to see you all here, next year!

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