Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Kitty Craig

Title/Author Private: Gold/James Patterson

Another quick read in the “Bookshots” series. This book follows the Private series – this one taking place in Johannesburg. It’s refreshing to see how the characters interconnect with each other. This book can be read in one siting as it keeps you on the edge so that you can see what happens at the end. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

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Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From adele gresser

Title/Author millers valley anna quillen

THE AUTHOR TELLS ABOUT STAGES IN A FEMALE>S LIFE.A FAMILY LIVED IN MILLER VALLEY ALL THEIR LIVES.. MIMI IS GTHE YOUNGIST DAUGHTRT OF HER NURSE MOM. MIMI IS SMART AND HER MOTHER WANTS HER TO FIND HER OWN WA Y, WHOSE FIRST LOVE IS IN HIGH SCHOOL.. HER HELPFUL GUIDANCR COUNSELOR ADVISED HER GOING INTO MEDICINE. MIMI’S OLDEST BROTHER,TOMMY, IS ONE OF HER FAMILY’S DEEPEST SECRETS OF HURT. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆
Title/Author SOMEONE ELSES LOVE LETTER DEBORH BLUMENTHAL

SAGE PARKER IS A SAGE OF FASHION. HER JOB IS TO HELP PEOPLE IN TROUBLE ON HOW TO DRESS AS BEFITS THEIR JOBS, WIVES GIRL FRIENDS. SHE IS SINGLE,30,LIVES IN MANHATTAN AND VERY GOOD ST HER PROFESSION. UPON TAKING A CAB TO HER NEXT ASSIGNMENT DHE FINDS A LETTER IN BETWEEN THE SEATS. BY SEARCHING FOR ITS OWNER SHE FINDS ADVENTURE…AND LOVE. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆
Title/Author FRICTION SANDRA BROWN

CRAWFORD HUNT GOES TO COURT TO HAVE HOLLY SPENCER, A JUDGE,TO HOPEFULLY AWARD HER CUSTODY OF HS DAUGHTER, GEORGIA. GEORGA IS 5 AND HAS BEEN MADE TO LIVER WITH HER GRANDPARENTS AFTER HER MOTHER’S EAERLY DEATH. WHILE IN COURT A GUNMAN BARGES IN SHOOTING THE WELL LOVED BALIFF. CRAWFORD JUMPS IN WITHOUT THINKING ONTO THE JUDGE TO PROTECT HER FROM BEING SHOT. THIS HEROIC DEED LEADS TO QUESTIONS DSUCH AS; WHO WAS THE INTENDED VICTIM WHO WAS THE GUNMAN AND WHY HE OPENED FIRE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle, it is the story of three widows. Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the castle to uphold a promise she made to her husband. There had been a plot to assassinate Hitler & when it was uncovered her husband asked her try & help those who were still alive 7 needed assistance. First Marianne rescues Martin & then his mother Benita. And finally Ania & her two sons. In some ways it is the story of the Holocaust & its aftermath. It is also the story of humans and their frailties and different ways of coping. This was such a sad book. Cried a lot at the end. Great characters. Very thought-provoking. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author The Plot against America Philip Roth

Not a light read but a compelling read. FDR, running for a third term, is defeated by Charles Lindberg. This is a novel, but Roth has done his research. Lindberg, an antisemite, Nazi sympathizer, and isolationist, is elected President of the United States. This worse case scenario plays itself out. Jewish Americans no longer feel safe in their own country. The changes in society and the family are recounted through the eyes of a nine year old. The ending was precipitous and left me wondering how the family fared in the long run. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Terry DelBalso

Title/Author Never Too Late / Robyn Carr

This is a light reading book but it makes you stop and think. How do women react when they feel their lives have not turned out as planned? Do they continue on the path before them or find the strength to alter that road? You follow the lives of three sisters; each with a different personality and challenge. You find yourself quickly caught up in the story and cheering on their path to happiness; the path that is right for them. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆
Title/Author Brave New World / Alduos Huxley

Written in 1931, the book provides a grim look at the future where people are no longer born, but are grown in test tubes. Everyone is conditioned to think exactly the same as everyone else and to have an independent thought is considerred heretical. The embryos are altered to develop people into different castes, each with a different purpose in society. People worship “Our Ford” and make the sign of the “T” in order to promote stability and happiness. A scientist visits a “savage” reservation in New Mexico where people still give birth naturally, have “mothers” , have only one lover, worship Jesus and other Gods, and grow old. A “Savage” who likes to read to Shakespeare is brought back to London for scientific study where he encounters “civilization”. The book is a stark reminder of what life is like when your thinking goes against the crowd and a reminder of how dictators try to control their population and make them “happy”. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆

 

 

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author
The Plot against America Philip Roth

Not a light read but a compelling read. FDR, running for a third term, is defeated by Charles Lindberg. This is a novel, but Roth has done his research. Lindberg, an antisemite, Nazi sympathizer, and isolationist, is elected President of the United States. This worse case scenario plays itself out. Jewish Americans no longer feel safe in their own country. The changes in society and the family are recounted through the eyes of a nine year old. The ending was precipitous and left me wondering how the family fared in the long run. How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Laura Caran

Title/Author Born to Run/Bruce Springsteen
This is an autobiography about Bruce’s life and how he actually struggled “hand to mouth” before he became the famous musician that he currently is. His father was an alcoholic and he was a nervous kid in his young school days. He details a lot about the music profession and how signing contracts takes away a lot of musician’s ownership of songs. His Grandmother and Mother were good influences in his life. He honors musicians that were part of the E Street Band and who are still some of his best friends. He was always an “on the road” musician and still loves that today. It is a true account from his perception of the music world and what he feels is his own path to popularity. I enjoyed it very much!

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