Rave Reviewed September 2017

Last week we got back to Rave Reviews after a summer break. It was so nice to be back and talking books with Rave Reviews this month. I’ve been away for a while and I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed sharing book recommendations with such sensitive readers. It was a pleasure talking about what I’ve been reading and I have a feeling I’ll be reading some of the recommendations that were shared with me at yesterday’s program!

I ran the program alone so I don’t have as many books as usual. Here they are with just a wee bit about each of them.

I’ll See You in Paris a novel by Melissa Gable. A very readable work of historical fiction with an interesting cast of characters and a plot interesting enough to help me pass the time while waiting in the ER.

Scrappy Little Nobody a memoir by Anna Kendrick a witty and pleasant memoir by a woman not quite ready to publish a memoir. The volume is slim but still feels a bit padded.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo an autobiography by Amy Schumer. You’ll either love or hate this book. I loved it, Schumer doesn’t get enough credit for her social commentary, the jokes that are as crass as they are clever and this book is laugh out loud funny.

David Sedaris’ Theft by Finding is a must-read for any Sedaris fan. The collection of diary entries get funnier and more polished as they go along. I read this collection slowly because I didn’t want them to end.

I picked up J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy after hearing about it in an NPR broadcast trying to explain Trump’s appeal to voters. The book provides insight into the last effects of poverty and the stigmatization of the impact of social class on every aspect of life.

I hope you’ll join me next month for our next session of Rave Reviews on Wednesday, October 4th at 2:30pm. We meet at the Central Library at 850 Ouellette Ave and are currently taking advantage of the Windsor Public Library’s lovely Living Room for our meetings.

Registration is not required and all are welcome. If you have any questions please call Kate at 519-255-6770 x. 4434.

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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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