Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kara recommends "Me Before You"

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

This book is suitable for adults.

Kara recommends "The Story of Beautiful Girl"

It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

This novel is suitable for high school aged students and adults.

Kate recommends "In a World..."

In A World… tells the comical story of an aspiring yet underachieving voiceover artist as she competes for a much sought-after movie trailer contract.  She’s one of few women in a male-dominated field, and must prove herself by going up against the industry’s greatest legend – her own father.  Audiences will really be rooting for her to beat the odds and finally get her life off the ground.  This quirky and fun comedy stars Lake Bell and features lots of laughs from rising comedians such as Nick Offerman, Demetri Martin, and Tig Notaro.  Rated R.