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June 1, 2019

Meltdown by GP James ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Meltdown has been on my review shelf for a year. I was excited to read it when I received it but as it sometimes happens I just couldn't get to it and as life seems to be going by so fast in no time it was a year later. But I'm glad I finally got to read this. I was interested in it as a possible recommendation for my post-apocalyptic book club and I think I will suggest it during our July meeting when we set the upcoming year of reading.

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May 31, 2019

May's Best of the Bunch

Image by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay
We hope you enjoy our monthly staff picks of our favorite book. With all the reading we do, it can be difficult to name just one book read during the month that was our favorite. We hope by each of us name our Best of the Bunch it will help you narrow down your next best read. If you are heading to the beach be sure to pack these in your bag.

May 30, 2019

The Girl in the Mirror by Steven Ramirez ~ a Review

by MK French

While renovating a house with her ex-husband, Sarah Greene finds a mirror containing the spirit of a dead girl. It seems that the original owners had a son that worshipped the devil, and the girl hadn't died of natural causes. Sarah feels compelled to discover the truth about the girl, but that might lead to even more danger.

May 29, 2019

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini @jchiaverini ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"Students, SA, SS, Hitler Youth - toward the Opernplatz they marched, row after row of them, their faces sinister in the garish light.  In their arms were books seized from school libraries, from book shops, from shelves in homes were Mildred imagined bewildered parents lamenting the strange fanaticism that had transformed their beloved children into frightening strangers.  A thunderous roar of voices drew her attention back to the square, where torches were flung upon the pile of books, smoldering and smoking, rising into flame." (p 117)

May 28, 2019

Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor by Rebecca Rosenberg ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I've never heard of Baby Doe Tabor and I don't usually read stories set in the 1800s, but I fell in love with Rebecca Rosenberg's writing when I listened to the audiobook The Secret Life of Mrs. London (read my review). So when I saw at NetGalley that she had a new book coming out I knew I had to give it a try. Once again Rosenberg proved she is a powerful storyteller and I fell in love with Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor.

May 27, 2019

May Reading Wrap Up

by Donna Huber

Here we are at the end of May. It has been an up and down kind of month. Work has been all kinds of crazy. We had our annual meeting on May 1 so I've been playing catch up on all the things that got pushed to the back burner in the lead up to the meeting. Then I came down with an awful upper respiratory infection and had a fever for 4 days. Then last week the wellness program at work hosted a 5K fun run/walk. It was super hot (90F+) and the course had killer hills. Going down was as hard as going up. I'm shocked I did it in 50 minutes while holding a conversation with a fellow walker most of the time.

May 26, 2019

Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson ~ a Review

by MK French

Bonnie Blythe is an English professor enamored with literature and hoping for a set wedding date with her fiance when he finishes his dissertation. When it all falls apart once she catches him cheating, her entire staid world has to change. She accepts a new summer teaching position in England, a dream she wouldn't have otherwise gone through with, and decides to see where her prior infatuation with Theo Wharton will go.