Rave Reviewed – September

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!

Kate’s Picks

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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.

Faith by Jennifer Haigh

This story about an priest accused of abusing a young boy treats the ambiguous circumstances as a mystery with a payoff that explains all.

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

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.

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

A tight little novella that describes the character’s motivations with a surgeon’s precision.

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

A woman reminisces about a day that changed her world forever.

Jodie’s Picks

The Last September by Nina de Gramont

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?

Some Women by Emily Liebert

The title doesn’t lie…it’s a book about “some women” living life.

When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards

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.

The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses

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!

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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.

 

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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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