Ellen’s October Recommendation

One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

“Loved this book.  It is funny, smart and a real genre-bender.  I checked this out on my Kindle and read it; it’s also available in
print and audiobook.  Fforde is a terrific, if extremely quirky, writer.”

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Rebecca’s August Recommendation

Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin

“The first book is called Game of Thrones, and the fifth book, Dance With Dragons, just came out last month.  I’m usually not at all a reader of fantasy series, but I picked up the first book back in June and have read straight through to the fifth without pausing.  The author George R.R. Martin is being referred to as the American Tolkien, and I agree.  The world that Martin has created is so involving and detailed, and his characters so rich and fascinating that almost anyone can be swept up in this intricate tale of war and kings.  Like I said, I usually am not that into the reading of fantasy series, but this one is so good that anyone can and should read it, despite their usual taste in genre and style.”

The series in order: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.

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Margaret’s September Recommendation

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

“Collins has written a strong conclusion to her Hunger Games series.  Fans will not be disappointed except in that this is the last book in the popular trilogy.  As in the first two books, there is thrilling adventure, political intrigue, romance, and true friendship.  Yet, this final book also challenges the reader with some bigger questions about the impact of war, even when it is deemed necessary or just.  The book is not,however, weighed down by message, it is a fabulously gripping story.  Teens and adults who haven’t discovered the Hunger Games are in for an intense ride.  As a teen librarian, I am grateful to Collins for writing such a quality series that appeals to both boys and girls, men and women. This series has provided much disucssion and excitement amongst our teens.”

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Sam’s March Recommendation

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

“The sequel to Hunger Games, this book delivers just as much suspense, action, and intrigue.   I couldn’t put it down and eagerly await the 3rd book in the trilogy, Mockingjay,  which is out August 24th.”

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Hadley’s October Recommendation

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Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain

“In honor of Halloween and our Big Read featuring Edgar Allan Poe, I went with something scary this month. I really enjoy this series, which is set in Portland, and centers on a female serial killer, a male detective, and a female reporter. I won’t reveal much, but this series is fast paced and has featured some great twists and turns along the way. I’d recommend it for anyone who likes thrillers or psychological suspense…but not for the faint of heart as there are some graphically described crime scenes. Evil at Heart is the third book in the series, after Heartsick and Sweetheart.

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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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