From Geri Sundermier:
The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar
A beautifully written story of an epic friendship between a servant and her employer. The story is set in modern-day India and gives the reader great insight into the culture from both perspectives. It was a hard book to put down!
From Robin McCracken:
The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro
I found this beginning of a trilogy series was very interesting as I could related to the familiar setting of the story location, set in Manhattan, Queens, etc. The author’s I found kept the story line on track which kept you in a continuing reading mode. This Vampire trilogy will keep you wondering how and if it will come to an end. I highly recommend this new trilogy series to all who enjoy “Vampire stories”.
From Elaine Pasquali:
Beachcomber, by Karen Robards
This book was packed with suspense and sexual tension and a cat named Marvin provided some delightful comic relief. The north eastern beach setting made it easy to visualize surroundings. An unexpected twist at the end took me completly by surprise.
Hard Eight, by Janet Evanovich
I love this author. Her character development is full enough to be able to get a real “feel” for Stephanie Plum, her family and friends. As a bounty hunter, Stephanie is an accident waiting to happen. Each character is quirky in a funny way. The scrapes Stephanie gets into are unimaginable to a rationale mind, but Stephanie operates on instinct rather than rationality. The book is laugh-out-loud funny and I am continuously laughing out loud. Give it a try if you’re looking for light hearted reading.
From Mary Quirindongo:
Sisterchicks Down Under
I enjoyed this one a great deal. It really made think about the healing process when you lose someone. It wasn’t sad at all it had a lot of funny parts as the two friends go about on their adventure. Great book, I hope that the next one I plan to read Sisterchicks Do the Hula is just as wonderful.
From Gina Scaglione:
The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
I was pleasantly surprised by the Holocaust twist. I never saw the movie, but didn’t feel like I missed anything.
Special Commemorative Edition Time: President Obama
As a social studies teacher, and a fan of Obama, I enjoyed this easy read.
Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown
I thoroughly enjoy Dan Brown’s novels and am eagerly awaiting his next release. As for Angels and Demons, I liked it even more than Davinci Code, which I thought would be impossible!
From Geri Sundermier:
No Excuses, by Kyle Maynard
This is an inspiring, true story of a young man who, despite many obstacles, pursued his goal of being a top wrestler in his state. It is a quick read that really leaves you with the feeling that anything is possible if you set your mind to it!
From Regina Cortina:
Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah
This is a perfect summer read! This books takes us through a friendship that starts when these two girls are in the 8th grade. Through good times and bad, these friends are there for each other…a real tear jerker! If you liked Summer Sisters by Judy Bloom, you’ll love this book.