On Wednesday, September 7th we had our first Rave Reviews session of the fall after taking a summer break. Jodie and I had loads of books to bring in, many of them lighter than usual since we’d been enjoying some summer reading.
We also started meeting on a new date and time meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. It was so nice to be back and chat about some lovely books with some wonderful readers!
Re-read an old favourite in anticipation of the upcoming mini-series.
The House of Wives by Simon Choa-Johnston
Simon Choa-Johnston uses his unsual family history as a starting point for a fictionalized story about some very unusual living arrangements.
This story about an priest accused of abusing a young boy treats the ambiguous circumstances as a mystery with a payoff that explains all.
A coming of age novel about a young girl growing up in her family’s orchard. The extended family provides a compelling cast of characters including a reclusive relative that brought to mind To Kill a Mockingbird‘s Boo Radley.
A tight little novella that describes the character’s motivations with a surgeon’s precision.
A woman reminisces about a day that changed her world forever.
A thrilling murder mystery that paints a picture of a marriage struggling under the weight of expectation and mental illness.
The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
A guy, a girl, and a million dollar proposal from an anonymous source; a deal of a lifetime, or disaster waiting to happen?
The title doesn’t lie…it’s a book about “some women” living life.
A heartbreaking tale of foster sisters that re-live their years in the system by filming a documentary; a story about the true sisterhood of women.
If only a girl could use a red pen to correct mistakes in her life as easily as she corrects people’s grammar; the rules of love in this novel have as many exceptions as the rules of grammar do!
The newest title from the Hogarth Shakespeare Collection, Tyler tells a modern-day story of “The Taming of the Shrew”; you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar…but maybe the right fly likes vinegar!
Rave Reviews meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. Our next session will be on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Please feel free to come by, no registration required! If you have any questions please call 519-255-6770 x. 4434 and ask for Kate or Jodie.