From Gina Scaglione
Title/Author My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
After finishing three different adult coloring books in an effort to destress, I finally got around to completing my first book of the summer. And what a book it was!!! You absolutely should NOT read this book if you get highly insulted reading about the rather ridiculous (and hopefully far-from-true) sexual escapades of thirty-something year old women. I, for one, am not afraid to laugh out loud, even when the content is perhaps a bit off-color. The book was so funny that I actually read my husband whole pages at a time. If you are an open-minded adult, I highly recommend Chelsea Handler’s books (I’ve actually read Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and loved that one too).
From Sara Jane Neidle
Title/Author When the Moon is Low-Nadia Hashimi
An afgan family is forced to leave their country when their father is killed.This book depicts the plight of the many refugees be they Middle Eastern of African. The main goal is to survive and reach countries where they might survive and re-establish normal lives. With this family the goal is to reach England. They eventually become separated .The young boy beats the odds and does eventually arrive in England. Will he find his family?
From Dana Cohen
The Circle / Dave Eggers
A terrific fictional story that is striking in how close it really is to reality in today’s information age. The main character is hired to work for The Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company. As she becomes drawn into ever deeper layers of the company, the reader is struck by her loss of privacy, ability to communicate on a human-human level, democracy, and finally, humanity. A powerful and striking dystopian novel – highly recommended!
Defending Jacob / William Landay
A family drama and legal thriller, which made for a very entertaining summer read. The book centers upon DA Andy Barber whose 14 year old son, Jacob, is accused of murder of a fellow high school student. Torn between his role as father/protector and defense attorney, he faces tough questions of loyalty, love, and family ties. This book kept me guessing, right up until the end!
From Terry DelBalso
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease /MD Michael Greger
Dr. Greger astounds you with his wit and wisdom in his new book. In the first section of the book, each chapter is dedicated to a specific disease. Dr. Greger teaches you how to not die from that disease by eating certain foods. Diseases covered include heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, lung diseases, digestive cancers, blood cancers, brain diseases (alzheimers and stroke), as well as a few others. There is even a chapter on “How Not to Die from Doctors” as Dr. Greger admits that medical errors, overdoses and side effects are one of the leading causes of death. Diseases covered include heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, lung diseases, digestive cancers, blood cancers, brain diseases (alzheimers and stroke), as well as a few others. In the second sections of his Dr. Gerger teaches you how he actually eats, and what foods are really important.