Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author the Lost Order by Steve Berry

I don’t know where Berry gets his ideas and plots from but they are incredible- and all based on fact! This book is Berry at his best. It is about the Knights of the Golden Circle which existed, starting sometime in the 1850’s & finally faded near the turn of the 20th century. It was the largest & most subversive organization in American History. Tens of thousands were members. Historians tend to ignore it. But it had plans for a southern empire. The book involves all our old friends including Cotton & Danny. It is ingenious and hard to put down once you start. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Dorothy Zelamsky

Title/Author
The Candle Cafe Cookbook/Joy Pierson & Bart Potenza with Barbara Scott-Goodman

A beautiful, uncluttered cookbook loaded with simple and delicious VEGAN recipes. Though I didn’t choose any entrees to try, I certainly would’ve if they had been prepared for me at NY’s Candle Cafe, from where these recipes originated. I did find soup and sandwich recipes to try.

How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

 Title/Author Death of an Obnoxious Tourist by Maria Hudgins

Recently divorced history professor, Dotsy Lamb, is on an Italian vacation tour with her friend, Lizzie. When two sisters on the tour are murdered, one after the other, Dotsy decides to pitch in to find out the truth. Ending was interesting and somewhat clever. Characters believable, and a good, quick, summer read. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Nicole Simon

Title/Author
Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann 

In the 1870s, the United States government drove the Osage nation in herds onto a small reservation in Oklahoma, situated on a relatively small tract which was chosen because its rocky terrain was particularly unsuited to agriculture.

This book demonstrates a string of crimes against the Osage that reveals a festering thorn in our nation’s history: the appalling mistreatment of Native Americans and a malfeasance at the heart of the system established to “protect” them. Killers of the Flower Moon also provides an fair reporting on the inception of the FBI, and the very real need for a federal law enforcement agency for certain crimes that would not be prosecuted due to local criminal influence and racketeering.

How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
The Fix by David Baldacci

This is part of his Memory Man series.
Outside the FBI Building Amos Decker sees a man, Walter Dabney, kill a woman and then Walter kills himself.
What follows is a riveting tale of espionage with a story once started was hard to put down. If you are a fan of Baldacci’s you will love this book. I certainly did.

How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Nancy Bellissimo

Title/Author
scleroderma the proven therapy that can save your life by Henry Scammell

This is a very informative book about several people s fight to survive a fatal disease. Dr. Tom Brown’s therapy of iv antibiotics(minocycline) enabled patients suffering from the fatal disease called scleroderma to go into remission.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Diana Murphy

Title/Author
The Hopefuls/Jennifer Close

I have mixed feelings about this book because I love the author’s writing style and the story (reminded me a lot of American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld), but the narrator was so negative and passive about everything. I kept thinking “rich people problems” when she would gripe about how she was tired of going to White House balls or have to go on vacation at her in-laws’ lake house. She barely had to work and she traveled all the time but she didn’t seem to appreciate anything. But overall, solid writing and a captivating novel.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆