See what the members of the Addison Public Library's Summer Reading Club read and recommended during the summer of 2012!
FIC KING S
“Long, but fascinating look back in time. Especially interesting if you lived during the late 50s-early 60s because of all the references to music and news from that time period. Man travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President Kennedy. Audio version is very nicely narrated by Craig Wassen.”
Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea
CRIME ATHERTON N
“Slightly far-fetched, but what else can it be when one character is dead and communicates through a blank journal? They're a bit silly, but I do enjoy the Aunt Dimity books.”
FIC GRISHAM J
“A really interesting book that captured my attention throughout. I am a fan of most of John Grisham's books, and this was no exception. A great read.”
SF COLLINS S
“Great series of books written for teens but written well and entertaining for adults.”
City of Ember
YA FANT DUPRAU J
YA AUDIO BOOK FIC DUPRAU J
“This was a really great audio book. The narrator was awesome and did unique voices for all of the characters.”
The Dog Who Danced
FIC WILSON S
“A GREAT Dog-Lovers book; as I've had a dog and Know just how important they are to your family...........”
CRIME PAVONE C
As a spy novel, there is plenty of suspense and intrigue with dual storylines of political espionage and secrets within a marriage, but I found the book equally entertaining as a narrative on expatriate life for Americans living in Europe. The structure of the book was a bit challenging with changing venues and time periods every few pages.
I’ve Got Your Number
FIC KINSELLA S
“It was a great book; enjoyed reading it.”
Murder in Burnt Orange
CRIME DAMS J
“The summer of 1905 is a powderkeg of labor unrest that soon turns to murder in this riveting mystery featuring Swedish immigrant, Hilda Johansson."
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
CRIME ANDREWS D
“Eighth in the Meg Langslow mystery series. This is another ridiculous and funny, fast-paced mystery. Who else but Meg and her fiancée, Michael, could accidentally end up with an informal zoo in their house and yard?”
1. Sandry's Book
2. Tris's Book
3. Daja's Book
4. Briar's Book
YA FANT PIERCE T
"A very interesting fantasy universe. Briar is my favorite of the quartet of mages."
Rest You Merry
CRIME MACLEOD C
"One of my favorite Peter Shandy & Helen Marsh mysteries. The one that started it all."
FANT PRATCHET T
“Terry Pratchett's latest, Snuff, is another great Vimes book. It's so much fun when he's sent out of his element, this time to the countryside.”
Undead and Unstable
FIC DAVIDSON M
“When her friend Marc commits suicide to avoid a horrendous future foretold by a future-Marc, Betsy is devastated. Determined to change the future so that Marc won’t sacrifice his life, Betsy must deal with a bemused Satan and her sister, Laura, the AntiChrist. When Mark returns as a not-quite-zombie, the present really takes a turn for the worse!”
City of Scoundrels : the twelve days of disaster that gave birth to modern Chicago
"Great read about a time of Chicago history I had never heard about. I highly recommend this book."
The Fish That Ate the Whale: the life and times of America's banana king
"Arriving in America in 1981, Samuel Zemurray was 14 years old, penniless, and possessed of a nature to spot things others might miss. He noticed bananas being unloaded off a ship and left on the dock as garbage because they were too ripe. Making a deal with the banana company, he takes the “ripes” off of their hands and finds a lucrative market for them. Thus begins one of the most fascinating stories of a man who would one day battle and conquer the most dominant company in the fruit industry, United Fruit.
NurtureShock : new thinking about children
“Fascinating book of research studies on child and adolescent development that often differ from conventional wisdom. If you liked Freakonomics, I'd recommend giving this one a try.”