This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist included some surprises.
Like a lot of bookworms I usually have more than one (or two or three…) books on the go at any given time. Usually this means a novel, a non-fiction title, and an audiobook or two. Take a metaphorical peek over my shoulder and read further to learn what books I’m enjoying now.
Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordination, recently enjoyed Starlight, the final novel of the late Canadian novelist Richard Wagamese. Here is her mini review:
I don’t generally read a lot of self-help, but I do read a lot of non-fiction titles that just so happen to have lessons that can be applied to everyday life. The following are some books that are not technically self-help (except for one!) but will be helpful to the reader nonetheless!
Kristin loved Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles series -- especially this final book in the series! Here is her review of The Beauty of Darkness:
In The Beauty of Darkness, Mary E. Pearson has given us a thrilling conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Remnant Chronicles! I have been in love with this series and the unforgettable characters found within ever since I read the first book. Now with the first and second installments behind us, the author has given us one final book to wrap up this fantastic trilogy.
Andree Duval recently enjoyed Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner, a gripping thriller in the Unsub series that will have you binge-reading all night long. Here is her review:
The Evergreen Award reading program is comprised of the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults of any age. It is one of eight programs that form the OLA’s Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program of its kind. Over 250,000 Canadians participate each year in the Forest of Reading.
From the ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland was once banned because it features talking animals!) to the shocking (1 of 4 American haven’t read a book in the past year!), I love learning fun facts and trivia about books. Here, I have rounded up some of the most interesting:
Here's Andree's review for Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a unforgettable true story by Mark Sullivan: