Jackie (Our Top Book Blogger) Recommends
"Sophie Hannah has been messing with my mind for years now....she always keeps you guessing until the very last sentence in the book....If you haven't read her before, get started. If you are already a fan, you'll be very happy with this new book." ~Jackie
"...Irwin really creates a vivid stage for his book, and I found myself falling into its spell pretty quickly. It's a book of dark passions and carnal needs in a time of great propriety, with a young man made a kind of puppet to his benefactor's titillating whims. This book isn't for everyone, but for some (like me), it will be very difficult to put down."
"This is a book about villains, and the list is very impressive. There are many, many cultural observations in this book that really set me back on my heels and made me seriously think about the concept of 'villain' and also 'hero'. The conversation meanders a bit throughout the essays, but it's well worth reading. He knows what he's talking about."~Jackie
"Yes, it's officially summer now because there is a new book by Claire Cook on our shelves. Time Flies is a good one (but aren't they all?)...Cook's characters always leap off the page and into your heart, and these are no different. Trust me, you want to hang out with Melanie this summer, so read this book!"
"This is the second book in the Partials series (the number of
volumes not yet determined)...the reveals are SO shocking, I was
stunned. Wells knows how to throw in a doozy of a plot twist."
"This is the second book in the Pure Trilogy, and more and more
secrets are revealed, both inside the Dome and out in the bad lands....it get's you going and totally immersed in the world, then yanks you out with some many exciting things dangling. But it's worth it...." ~Jackie
"There are some fantastic conversations in this book, and a true mystery. I had heard about Chris Crutcher before, but I hadn't read any of his stuff. Now I'm a fan." ~Jackie
"This is definitely NOT a bedtime book. It involves giggling, yelling, and banging of pots, among all sorts of other wonderful things....This book has firmly landed on my 'Fantastic Children's Books.'" ~Jackie
"This book is fascinating...the stories of tornadoes and their antics will haunt you and have you watching the sky more often than not. Truly a superb book. I absolutely recommend it for those curious about such things or who just love a good history book."
"Warning: this woman's writing is addictive. Her characters are so vivid you feel like you know them, and you go through their horrible times with them, feeling each and every one of their emotions." ~ Jackie
The Demonologist by Andrew Piper
"This book is creepy,
breath-stealing and pretty much impossible to put down. It's not for
the faint of heart, but if you are up to it, it's a riveting read." ~Jackie
"This delightful book is about Esther, age 85, and her last few months before her death.... She's the same person she's always been, as she sees it, though admittedly older, creakier, slower....A simple life is not a boring life—not by any means. Thank you, Esther, for reminding me of that! What a delightful book, even if it did end up making me cry." ~Jackie
"This is an atmospheric and heart wrenching view of what the aftermath of 9/11 was for the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan....It opened my eyes about many things, made me cry a time or two, and, most of all, it made me think about 9/11 in a very, very, very different way." ~Jackie
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