I am reading the M.C. Beaton series about Agatha Raisin. She is a hoot – a strong single woman, retired from the world of Public Relations to live out her dream in a Cotswold countryside cottage. She has a hunky neighbor who helps her solve the inordinate number of murders that affect her little village. Agatha is offputting, with an underdeveloped sense of emotional self control. She is very human, full of undesirable personality traits, but a sympathetic figure none the less.
The books are short and satisfying. Lots of summer fun – I am reading them in tandem with a friend.
–Terri, Emily Fowler Central Library
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. I haven’t been able to put this book down. Murakami’s writing is vivid and dream-like, and the book has a mysterious, slightly unsettling, tone. -Becky, North Branch Library
I love the Bloody Jack series. It’s full of adventure which makes it hard to stop reading! If you love audiobooks the second book Curse of the Blue Tattoo has won an Audio book award… -Kayci, Emily Fowler Central Library
The Vampire of Ropraz by Jacques Chessex . Gloomy black metal novel based on a true story of a small town in Switzerland in 1903 plagued by a series of mysterious tomb violations of freshly buried beautiful young girls. –Andrew, North Branch Library
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad of the Hills! I have a huge fan of the hills. The story is about a reality show contestant and how fame and fortune change her life and relationships. Hmmmmmm sounds a bit like Lauren’s life? -Celina, Technical Services
The Lost City of Z: a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Gran. Gran investigates the life and final journey of British explorer Percy Fawcett who vanished in 1925 while searching for a mythical city deep in the jungles of the Amazon. Lots of adventure, intrigue and revolting insects. -Stacy, North Branch Library
I am reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. LockHart. It is the story of a girl’s adventures while she is at boarding school. So far, I am totally wrapped up in it, but that may simply be because I am obsessed with boarding schools. The heroine is adorable, plucky and lovable so far.
I am also reading The Bible Illuminated, which is a glossy, magazine like version of the Bible. The authors condense much of what was in the original, which some may not like, but makes for an interesting read. -Sunni, Technical Services