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July LibraryReads List

Announcing the July 2014 LibraryReads list!

You voted, we counted, and July's LibraryReads Favorite is:


by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin's Press) “Landline explores the delicate balance women make between work and family, considering the tradeoffs and pain. Rowell has a special gift for offering incredible insights into ordinary life. Never heavy-handed, Rowell’s writing is delivered with humor and grace. I finish all of her books wanting to laugh and cry at the same time--they are that moving. Landline captured my heart.” Andrea Larson, Cook Memorial Public Library, Libertyville, IL
And now, the rest of the LibraryReads July Top 10: One Plus One: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes
(Pamela Dorman Books)  “A single mom, her math genius daughter, her eye-shadow-wearing stepson, a wealthy computer geek and a smelly dog all get into a sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it’s actually another charming novel from Jojo Moyes. It’s more of a traditional romance than Me Before You, but wi…

What I'm Reading

Summer is here and I think I have reader's block. There are so many good books I want to read yet I can't seem to get going on any of them. So I just pick up what is available instead of seeking out the ones that are on my list. But in doing that comes serendipity and that can be a lovely thing.

Here are 3 very different and unrelated books that I'm currently in the midst of.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham
This book already makes me not want to ever be an executor of an estate or want to go through probate for any reason. It is a story of a wealthy, terminally ill man who offs himself and leaves everything to his housekeeper. The lawyers line up representing the jilted family. It/s gonna get ugly!

After visiting Shipshiwana, IN for a long weekend I downloaded "My Amish Childhood" by Jerry Eicher. In this memoir he recounts his adventures and different characters in his life growing up in Honduras after his grandfather moves the family from their Amish settlement in…