Castro Valley Library

Reader Recommendations for August 12 by crselig2014
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 2:50 pm
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Our summer reading game drew to a close this past weekend. More than 80 people participated and entered book reviews for the prize drawing. Here are a few more recommendations from our patrons. Enjoy the waning days of summer and keep reading!

Debra recommends The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child. “Quite a thriller!” she writes, “Thought it was going to be a ghost story, but it was much more complex. Very interesting read!”

Jim found This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein very informative and writes that the book, “presents the various ways individuals and groups are fighting the fossil fuel companies on many fronts, including fracking, tar sands, and coal.”

Rebecca gave high marks to Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz. She called it “an enlightening book about how colleges have strayed off the path of teaching students to think for themselves and how colleges can find their way back to the true goals of education.”

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Reader Recommendations for August 5 by crselig2014
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 11:11 am
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This is the last week to join our special prize drawing for the adult summer reading program. Please stop by and fill out a review card. You’ll be entered in a drawing for a Trader Joe’s gift card!

Last week’s entrants had some good recommendations:

Cathy liked Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library writing “Wonderful book! Nice plot, several twists, and really funny.” Christie is always great, but really! That’s a bit of an unfortunate title for us here at the Castro Valley Library 😉

Regina gave an excellent review to Wonder by R.J. Palacio. She writes the book is a “well-written and inspiring story of perseverance and ‘not judging a book by its cover.’ The strength of character is amazing and truly shows love conquers all.” Wonder was written for children but many adult readers love this book!

Natasha is recommending Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport and shares that is a “well-written descriptive book depicting family and romantic relationships before, during, and after World War II in Hawaii. There are grim and graphic descriptions of the horrors of being a ‘comfort girl’ abused by troops.”

Debra gave a good review to Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. The book is about a woman who has a traumatic brain injury. Debra says it’s an “interesting and engaging story about a little known condition and how it affected the character and her family. There are some good lessons to learn.”

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