Margaret’s October Recommendation

Jellicoe RoadJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

“I loved this book. Jellicoe Road is a complex, dense story set in the Australian bush and told in seventeen year old Taylor Markham’s fresh if sometimes harsh voice.   Marchetta weaves a tale that is part mystery, part romance, part boarding school drama, part coming of age novel.  Ultimately, though, it is much, much more than all of these parts. It’s a story about the ties to the family you are born into and the family that you choose. While this is a teen book and winner of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, Jellicoe Road will resonate with many adult readers.”

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Sam’s October Recommendation

The BolterThe Bolter by Frances Osborne

“I am about half way through The Bolter by Frances Osborne.  It’s very good.  A biography of Lady Idina Sackville, an aristocrat in Edwardian England who breaks with the social norms of the day to live an independent and often scandalous life.”

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Ellen’s October Recommendation

When You Reach MeWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

“A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle is one of my all time favorites, and it figures in Rebecca Stead’s new book,  When You Reach Me.  Although they are both considered “children’s books”, they are well
worth reading, together or separately. When You Reach Me is set in New York in 1979, where a young girl whose favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time, receives mysterious notes from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space. It’s several stories woven together, well written, and very enjoyable – if you liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, consider this for yourself, another Wrinkle in Time lover, or a famly read-aloud.”

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Sue Q’s October Recommendation

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BanksThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

“I liked the way the story unfolded and (as a mother of 3 teen daughters) the strong female heroine.”

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Mary Ann’s October Recommendation

for the thrill of itFor The Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago by Simon Baatz

“Step-by-step description of the crime, news reports,  and the court proceedings.  Insights into the prominent families, lawyers, citizens, and, being Chicago, the politicians involved in this murder and trial.”

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Susie’s October Recommendation

escape under the forever skyEscape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem

“A teen, an ambassodor’s daughter who is privileged but lonely, breaks the rules and gets kidnapped for ransom.  She is scared and has to  get out all on her own.  I loved it …

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Megan’s October Recommendation

The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

“I recommend The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The book is set in Sweden and follows a journalist as he tries to solve the mystery of a woman who disappeared 40 years ago.  Along the way, he gets help from a genius hacker. The book follows many twists and turns and is very hard to put down.”

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