Rave Reviewed!

Last week at the Central Library we had a lot of fun with our monthly Rave Reviews program and Jodie and I enjoyed a lively book discussion with some wonderful readers over some tea and treats. At this monthly program, staff share recommendations and highlight some of the best books we’ve read recently.

With the weather outside keeping many of us indoors it’s an especially good time to pick up a great book, so, if you missed the program please check out our list and see if any of the titles appeal to you:

The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

A book about people losing (and finding) their marbles, both literally and figuratively.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A remarkable and short read about a couple of seniors who decide to stave off loneliness by sharing a bed.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Two young people not quite ready to love meet every November 9 for five years with no contact in-between; can this type of relationship work?

Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins

Romance or thriller?

Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (non-fiction) by Mindy Kaling

An outstandingly funny ready.

The Mountain Story  by Lori Lansens

An outstanding book by a local-ish author; Lansens’ is from Chatham, Ontario. This book is well worth reading and a great choice if you’re snowed in since you won’t be able to put it down anyway.

How to be a Woman (non-fiction) by Caitlin Moran

An awesome woman shares her wisdom and humour.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Horror for wimpy readers who are afraid of horror (like me!).

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

A book about the last days of a dying young mother. I’m told it’s not nearly as depressing as it sounds.

After You by Jojo Moyes

The sequel to the bestselling Me Before You; a book that is, remarkably, both about physician-assisted suicide, and quite uplifting.

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Uproariously funny, worth a read even if the holidays are over. Or just read one of Sedaris‘ many other funny books.

Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith

A book about siblings, not alcohol.

So, if you’re interested in some more fun books…

The Rave Review program runs at 2:30pm on the first Monday of every month at the Central Library. Registration is not required but feel free to call 519-255-6770 x. 4434 for more information and ask to speak with either Kate or Jodie.

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Miss Kate is a Public Service Librarian and has been with the Windsor Public Library since 2010. She's passionate about music, children's programming, book clubs, literacy, reference services, blogging, and libraries in general!

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