Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading Club

Title: The Perfume Collector
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Review: When a young woman of 1950's London becomes the sole recipient of someone's will - someone she never heard of, she goes to Paris to solve the mystery.  Told between the two characters in alternating chapters it is a tale of love, loss, war, separation and of course, perfume.
Rating: 4

Title: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Review: A sweet story of a woman in search of her father and his past after he mysteriously disappears.  What she finds is a surprising love story that reads like a fairy tale.
Rating: 4

Title: Every Day I Fight
Author: Stuart Scott
Review: In this memoir by the ESPN SportsCenter journalist and sports anchor,Stuart Scott, one is taken on a trip from his childhood to how he became a face for fighting cancer.  Told in his brutally honest way there are stories of his craft, his struggle and mostly his loves - his 2 daughters. Inspirational yet heartbreaking to lose someone so young.
Rating: 3

Title: This is What a Librarian Looks Like
Author: Kyle Cassidy
Review: The cover states this is a "celebration of libraries, communities, and access to information"  so true. Anyone in this book club probably loves Harborfields Library - and you should.  This is a picture laden book of many librarians and what they feel their job is with community, empowerment, learning and helping people mentioned most often.  It also includes several essays about libraries and librarians.  All I can say is a big thank you to librarians for all you do!
Rating: 5

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